John Fast

John Fast

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Main Campus, Harrisonburg

Office Location: LA 004

Adjunct

Music Dept

Private Lessons - Organ, Piano

Music Dept

Mr. Fast, a member of the Eastern Mennonite University music faculty since 1975, is currently a part-time teacher of organ and piano. He also teaches in the Preparatory Program at EMU. In addition to his work in the music department, Mr. Fast is the managing editor for the EMU Undergraduate Catalog.

An active church musician and accompanist, Mr. Fast is currently organist at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA. Previously Mr. Fast was organist for several churches in the local area. He frequently serves as accompanist for various Shenandoah Valley choral ensembles. Currently he is the accompanist for the Preparatory Choir in the Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir organization.

Mr. Fast’s undergraduate degree in Music was from Bethel College, Kansas. He received the Master of Music degree from Indiana University, where he also received the Performer’s Certificate in Organ Performance.

Education

B.A., Bethel College, 1967.
M.M., Indiana University, 1972.

Exhibits, Performances and Productions

(2013, April 14). Accompanist, Spring Preparatory Music Recital, Recital Hall, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg. VA.

(2012, December 8). Organist, Festival of Lessons and Carols, The Madison Singers of James Madison University, Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2012, December 2). Organist and piano accompanist, Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir Christmas Concert, Lehman Auditorium, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2012, April 15). Accompanist, Spring Preparatory Recital, Recital Hall, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2012, March 17 and 18). Preparatory choir accompanist, Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir Spring Concerts, Lehman Auditorium, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2011, December 10). Organist, Festival of Lessons and Carols, The Madison Singers of James Madison University, Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2011, December 3 and 4). Organist and piano accompanist, Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir Christmas Concerts with the Washington Symphonic Brass, Lehman Auditorium, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2011, October 27). Organist, Reformation Service, Martin Chapel, Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2011, April 30). Organist, Eastern Mennonite Seminary Commencement, Lehman Auditorium, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2011, April 9 and 10). Preparatory choir accompanist, Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir Spring Concerts, Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2010, December 11). Organist, Festival of Lessons and Carols, The Madison Singers of James Madison University, Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2010, December 4 and 5). Organist and piano accompanist, Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir Christmas Concerts, Lehman Auditorium, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2010, November 20). Organ soloist, November Gala Concert, Lehman Auditorium, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2010, November 14). Organ Rededication Recital, Salem Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman, SD

(2010, November 7). Organ Recital, Christian Fine Arts Series, Bahia Vista Mennonite Church, Sarasota, FL.

(2010, April 24). Organ accompanist, Daughter’s of Song Spring Concert, Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2010, March 2). Organist in joint concert with student Maria Zehr, Midday Lenten Music Series, Asbury United Methodist Church, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2009, December 5 and 6). Organist and piano accompanist, Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir Christmas Concerts, Lehman Auditorium, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2009, November 20). Organist for “Finale” from Saint Saens Organ Symphony, James Madison University Brass Band Concert, Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2008, December 6 and December 7). Organ soloist, Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir Christmas Concerts, Lehman Auditorium, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2008, November 22). Organist and organ continuo, Gala November Concert, Lehman Auditorium, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2007, November 17). Organ continuo, Gala November Concert, Lehman Auditorium, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2007, January 28). Organ Recital, Reith Recital Hall, Goshen College, Goshen, IN.

(2006, December 2 & 3). Organ accompanist for Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir and Washington Symphonic Brass Christmas Concert, Lehman Auditorium, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2006, October 29). Organ Recital, First Mennonite Church Bluffton University, Bluffton, OH.

(2006, October 7). Harpsichord Continuo performer with Joan Griffing, Violin. Recital fulfills Faculty Research Grant studying and performing music of the Baroque Era. Martin Chapel, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Church, Community and Professional Service

(1996-2013). Organist, Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2013, June 2). Organist, Eastern Mennonite High School Commencement, Lehman Auditorium, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2013, April 27). Organist, Eastern Mennonite Seminary Commencement, Lehman Auditorium, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2013, January 6). Organist, Mennonite community Messiah Sing-along, Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2012, December 16). Organ performance, Music for the Christmas season, Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2012, June 3). Organist, Eastern Mennonite High School Commencement, Lehman Auditorium, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2012, April 28). Organist, Eastern Mennonite Seminary Commencement, Lehman Auditorium, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2012, January 6). Organist, Mennonite community Messiah Sing-along, Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2011, December 18). Organ Performance, Music for Advent/Christmas, Sunday School Hour, Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2011, February 27). Organ Performance, Music for Christmas through Easter, Park View Mennonite Church Colloquy/Faith and Issues Sunday School class, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2011, January 21). Accompanist, People Helping People benefit concert, Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2011, January 6). Organist, Messiah Sing-along, Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2010, March 28). Organ Performance, Music for Christmas through Easter, Park View Mennonite Church Faith and Issues Sunday School class, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2010, January 6). Organist, Mennonite Community Messiah Sing-along, Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2009, June 25). Organ demonstration for Interfaith Peace Camp, Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA.

(2009, February 26). Organ demonstration for “Father Bach meets Children,” Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA.

Professional Memberships

American Guild of Organists

EMU Service

2009-2012 Member of planning committee for Calling and Career Day.
2009-2013 Managing Editor, EMU Undergraduate Catalog.