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Elizabeth Forsyth

Organist

A native of San Francisco, Elizabeth Forsyth first studied organ with Esther Johnson of Berkeley, CA.  She received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in organ performance from Brigham YoungUniversity where she studied with Robert Cundick and J.J. Keeler. She is a past winner of the American Guild of Organists, San Francisco Chapter, student competition. Long active in the AGO, she has served on the Executive Committees of both the San Francisco and the Philadelphia chapters and has chaired committees on Long Range Planning and The Young Organist. 

Serving in church music for over 40 years, she is currently the organist at First Congregational Church of Berkeley. A past guest organist at the Salt Lake Tabernacle, she has given recitals throughout the Bay Area and the greater Philadelphia area. Elizabeth teaches both piano and organ students and delights in getting her teenage piano students over to the organ bench. Each August she can be found presenting classes and workshops at the BYU Organ Workshop. She is the proud mother of four sons and grandmother of eight.

She has been collaborating with Director of Music Derek Tam.