Notre Dame organist Craig Cramer to perform Jan. 20

Rieth Chamber Series Concert: Craig Cramer, Organ
Date and Time: Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, 4 p.m.
Location: Goshen College Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall
Tickets: $16 for non season-ticket holders | Purchase online or by contacting the Goshen College Box Office at or 574-535-7566.

Craig Cramer
Craig Cramer (Photo by Matt Cashore)

Craig Cramer, professor of organ and artist in residence at the University of Notre Dame, will present a Rieth Chamber Series concert on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 4 p.m. in Goshen College Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall.

Cramer is one of the most traveled organists of his generation, maintaining an active recital career across the United States, Canada and in Europe, on some of the most important historic organs in the world. This fall he performed in China for the first time. Cramer was instrumental in the installation of several new organs by Paul Fritts on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Widely recognized as a pedagogue, the University of Notre Dame recently recognized Cramer with a Kaneb distinguished faculty teaching award.

Cramer holds degrees from Westminster Choir College and the Eastman School of Music where he earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Organ Performance. The Eastman School also awarded him the prestigious Performer’s Certificate in Organ.

Cramer’s performances are frequently heard on the nationally-Syndicated program “Pipedreams” (American Public Radio). He has fifteen CD recordings to his credit including releases on the Arkay, Dominant, Dulcian, Motette-Ursina, Organeum and JAV labels. He has recorded three CDs for Naxos, including a recording of works of Buxtehude on the Fritts organ at Pacific Lutheran University. JAV Recordings has recently released Cramer’s premiere recording of the Notre Dame Fritts organ as well as his recording on the new Fritts organ at St. Joseph Cathedral in Columbus, Ohio. JAV will also soon release two more Buxtehude recordings performed on the new Taylor and Boody organ at Goshen College.

Tickets cost $16 for non season ticket holders, and can be purchased online or by contacting the Goshen College Box Office at or 574-535-7566.


Upcoming concerts in the Rieth Chamber Series:

  • Sunday, February 10, 2019, 4 p.m.: Cathal Breslin and Sabrina Hu
  • Sunday, March 17, 2019, 4 p.m.: Gail Archer, Organ
  • Friday, April 3, 2019, 7:30 p.m.: Njål Sparbo and Friends