Dr. Don Cook

Don Cook joined the organ faculty of Brigham Young University in 1991. In that capacity he serves as organ area coordinator, as university carillonneur, and oversees the group organ program.

Formerly he held associate organist/choirmaster positions at Christ Church Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and at First United Methodist Church, Lubbock, Texas. He toured Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia with the Lubbock choir, and accompanied the Parish Choir of Christ Church Cranbrook on a singing tour of England.

After earning Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in organ at Brigham Young University, he received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance from the University of Kansas. His principal organ teachers were J.J. Keeler at BYU and James Moeser at KU. For many years he served as head of the instrumental area for the BYU Workshop on Church Music, and currently directs the annual BYU Organ Workshop, founded in 2002. He appears frequently as a Guest Organist at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City.

Dr. Cook studied carillon with Albert Gerken while pursuing doctoral studies in organ at the University of Kansas. He became a full member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America in 1984, and has performed actively throughout North America since that time. He has served on the Board of Directors and as chair of the Music Publications Committee for the Guild. Carillon performances include a concert tour of Holland in 1990, and a recital tour of east-coast carillons in the summer of 1992. In 1994 he hosted the annual Congress of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America at Brigham Young University.

He has developed and published the first multimedia organ tutorial for pianists, Organ Tutor Organ 101 in several versions. The tutorial is used for private and group instruction, BYU Independent Study courses, and by individuals in at least nine countries.

Dr. Neil Harmon

Neil Harmon teaches organ at Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and Utah Valley University. Prior to his university teaching in Utah, he worked as full-time Director of Music and Organist at Grace United Methodist Church in Wilmington, Delaware for 19 years. Dr. Harmon earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Brigham Young University and a Master of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts from The Eastman School of Music. He enjoys a career as teacher, performer, accompanist, composer, arranger, and conductor. He is known throughout the country for his creative organ arrangements and for his choral and handbell compositions.

Wendy Johnston

Wendy Johnston earned her Master of Music in Organ Performance from The Peabody Institute and a Bachelor of Music in Organ performance from Shenandoah Conservatory. Teachers include John Walker, Wayne L. Wold, Dale Krider, and J. Thomas Mitts. While at Peabody, Wendy performed for and received coaching from Martin Jean, Nathan Laube, Jean-Baptiste Robin and Alan Morrison. She has performed in recitals throughout the Baltimore/Washington DC area and in Winchester, Virginia.

As a professional church musician, Wendy currently serves as organist and assistant director of music at Catonsville Presbyterian Church. During her graduate studies at Peabody, she was named organ scholar and intern at the historic Zion Lutheran Church in Baltimore, playing for both German and English-speaking services. She has played for Lutheran, Episcopal, Catholic, and Presbyterian worship services and has served for many years as an LDS ward organist and choir director. 

Wendy is actively involved in the American Guild of Organists and has recently been named to serve on the Committee for Career Development and Support for the AGO. She serves as a member of the Executive Board of the Baltimore Chapter of the AGO as well as the Executive Board of the Maryland State Music Teachers Association. 

Passionate about teaching, Wendy loves to help students further their musical goals and has a private studio of piano and organ students at her home in Woodbine, Maryland. 

Felipe Dominguez

Felipe Dominguez (b. 1983) is a Chilean/American organist, harpsichordist and musicologist, born and raised in Talcahuano, Chile. In 2010, he received a Bachelor of Music (B.M.) in Organ Performance with a minor in Political Science from Brigham Young University. Later, in 2012, he earned a Master’s of Music (M.M.) in Organ Performance from the same institution. He has pursued further postgraduate organ and harpsichord instruction in Europe with Edoardo Belotti, Hans Davidsson, Jacques van Oortmerssen, Harald Vogel, and Leon Berben. In 2014, he obtained the degree of Master’s in Legislative Affairs from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., in 2018 a postgraduate certificate in negotiation from Harvard Business School, and he is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Musicology at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

At Brigham Young University, Mr. Dominguez studied organ and harpsichord with Don Cook and Douglas Bush. While at Brigham Young University, the harpsichordist and organist of the University Chamber Orchestra between 2010 and 2011. He has since performed as a soloist and in ensembles in South America, Europe, and United States.