WFIU’s Featured Artist For November: Janette Fishell

November artist of the month is organist Janette Fishell

WFIU’s featured artist of the month for November is Janette Fishell, chair and professor of music for the Organ Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

A graduate of Indiana University and Northwestern University, Janette Fishell is a recitalist and teacher of international standing. She has performed in many of the world’s greatest concert venues, including Suntory Hall, Tokyo; King’s College, Cambridge; and Berlin’s Schauspielhaus.

At East Carolina University, she headed the department of Organ and Sacred Music Studies and founded the East Carolina Religious Arts Festival and serves as its artistic director.

In Bloomington, Fishell has embarked upon a 21-concert project, The Seasons of Sebastian, in which she is performing the complete organ works of J. S. Bach, as well as duet literature performed with her husband, organist Colin Andrews.

Fishell has been featured in live radio broadcasts worldwide, including recital broadcasts for the BBC from St. Marylebone Church, London; NHK, Tokyo; and Czech Radio. A frequent adjudicator, she has been tutor and artist three times at the Oundle International School for Young Organists and was a judge for the recorded round of the 2000 National Competition for Young Artists sponsored by the American Guild of Organists.

WFIU will feature music performed by Janette Fishell throughout the month of November.

Anna Pranger

Anna Pranger moved to Bloomington in 2009 to pursue a degree in music librarianship. Before this, she worked on a degree in music history at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio. She serves as both an assistant producer for Harmonia and the Music Library Assistant for WFIU.

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