Frances Nobert is Professor Emerita of Music at Whittier College
in Whittier, California.
Dr. Nobert earned the degrees Bachelor of Music from Salem College,
Master of Music from Syracuse University and Doctor of Musical Arts
from the University of Southern California. As a recipient of a
Fulbright Grant, she studied organ, harpsichord and piano in
Germany. Her organ teachers have included John Mueller,
Helmut Walcha and Arthur Poister. For many seasons she sang
with the Los Angeles Master Chorale under the direction of
Roger Wagner and served as the accompanist for a nationwide
tour of the Roger Wagner Chorale.
She has performed for conventions of the American Guild of Organists
and the Organ Historical Society, as well as for national and
international festivals and conferences related to the position
of women in the music profession. She has appeared as recitalist
in many American cities and in Australia, China, Denmark, England,
France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Korea and Spain.
Dr. Nobert has served the American Guild of Organists (AGO) as
Pasadena Chapter Dean, South Coast District Convener, Region IX
Councillor and member of the AGO National Nominating Committee.
Dr. Nobert has been resident organist or organist/director at
Arcadia Presbyterian Church, United Church of Christ,
Congregational, in Claremont, St. Matthias Episcopal
Church in Whittier, First United Methodist Church in Pasadena,
and interim organist or organist/director at All Saints
Episcopal Church in Pasadena, First United Methodist Church in
Santa Monica, St. John's Episcopal Cathedral in Los Angeles and
Claremont First United Methodist Church.
Dr. Nobert is a member of Mu Phi Epsilon Professional Music
Fraternity, ACME (Artists, Composers, Musicologists and Educators),
Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society, Delta Phi Alpha German Honorary
Society, the Anglican Association of Musicians and the International
Alliance for Women in Music. She is listed in numerous volumes of
Who's Who and was selected as an International Woman of
the Year in 1996-97.
Dr. Nobert may be heard on Organ Historical Society's recordings
of the Organs of Maine and on the Raven label release, Music,
She Wrote: Organ Compositions by Women.
Copyright © 2007-2016 Frances Nobert