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Jenny Swanson

Jenny Swanson grew up in San Antonio and was introduced to the pipe organ at a Pedals, Pipes & Pizza event held in the 1993.  The pipe organ caught her imagination and she later decided to study organ in college.  Ms. Swanson holds degrees in piano performance, organ performance and sacred music.  She is an active teacher at the Musical Arts Center of San Antonio and a member of the San Antonio Music Teachers Association.  Ms. Swanson is also organist at St. John’s Lutheran Church in downtown San Antonio and serves as Artistic Director of their First Friday Concert Series.  Jenny’s previous appointments include Assistant Organist/Choirmaster of St. Mark’s Cathedral in Shreveport, LA where she directed a music program for children.

Madolyn Fallis

Madolyn Fallis was introduced to the pipe organ at an early age. Originally from Oklahoma, she began her professional career on radio and television while in high school. She holds music degrees in Organ Performance, Music Education and Choral Conducting.  Well-known as a concert duo with Elaine Ehlers, she performs for conventions, universities and public concerts. She has served on the National Council for the American Guild of Organists and regularly plays for major events in San Antonio and South Texas.  Madolyn has been organizing and teaching Pedals, Pipes & Pizza events for the Alamo Chapter AGO for over 20 years.  

John Tidmore

John Tidmore has been the Organist and Associate Director Music at University United Methodist Church since 2008 where he plays the Rosales Op. 15 tracker organ and does most of the arranging and orchestrating for the church's large choral and instrumental programs. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Organ Performance from Baylor University and a Master's in Sacred Music from the University of Texas at Austin. John is passionate about authentic worship, both traditional and contemporary, and reaching out to people through the ministry of music.