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Dr. Valerie Harris has performed on many notable historic organs in Europe and the U.S. She performs as a guest recitalist at the Tabernacle on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. Other recent performances were given in Belgium and the Netherlands. She has given many national and regional workshops and presentations; she serves on the faculty of the BYU Organ Workshops Program. She holds a Doctoral of Musical Arts Degree in Organ Performance from Arizona State University, where she studied with Kimberly Marshall. She holds a Master of Music in Organ Performance and Graduate Certificate in Church Music from Shenandoah University and a Bachelor of Music degree from Brigham Young University. She serves as Dean of the Central Arizona Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and as National Media Chair for the National Federation of Music Clubs. She has served as organist and music director for a variety of denominations for over 40 years including Director of Traditional Music and Organist at Central United Methodist in Phoenix, Associate Director of Music and Organist at Pinnacle Presbyterian in Scottsdale, and Organist and Stake Music Director for the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She is honored to be a part of the long and illustrious music tradition at First United Methodist in Mesa and to work with the wonderful choir and congregation there!