Lodi Historical Society, Lodi, NY

Upcoming Events

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4 pm, August 14, 2022

David Sears holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Peabody Conservatory and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Boston University. He is Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts at Merrimack College and is also a composer. With his wife, Permelia, he was Co-Chairman of the Extant Organs Committee of the Organ Historical Society. Dr. Sears has appeared in concert throughout the Northeast as a soloist, with his wife in piano four-hand recitals, and with his wife and daughter in family concerts.


Permelia Sears is a graduate of Smith College and the Yale University School of Music with a Master of Music in Pipe Organ Performance. She is a past Dean of the Merrimack Valley MA Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and has taught organ and piano through the Indian Hill Music Center in Littleton, MA. Mrs. Sears has performed solo organ recitals across the Northeast, played at several Organ Historical Society Conventions as well as in family concerts with her husband and daughter. The Sears recently retired as Ministers of Music at the First Congregational Church of Milford, NH and specialize in playing historic 19th century tracker organs. They are proud owners of a two-manual 1888 Hook & Hastings tracker organ.