Eric Plutz is University Organist at Princeton University, where his responsibilities include playing for weekly services at the Chapel, Academic Ceremonies, and solo concerts, as well as accompanying the Chapel Choir in services and concerts. He is Lecturer in Music, Instructor of Organ, and maintains a private studio. Also in Princeton, Mr. Plutz is rehearsal accompanist for Princeton Pro Musica. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Vierne Project (performances of the complete organ symphonies of Louis Vierne, honoring the composer’s 2020 Sesquicentennial) will be extended throughout 2021. One of a handful of organists to embark on such a venture, Mr. Plutz has secured performances at multiple venues, and in a variety of formats. Originally from Rock Island, Illinois, Mr. Plutz earned a Bachelor of Music degree, magna cum laude, from Westminster Choir College (Princeton, NJ), and a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY).
The After Noon Concert Series is a weekly opportunity for the Princeton Community to enjoy performances at the Princeton University Chapel by various local, national, and international organists. Offered each Thursday, while classes are in session, these half-hour concerts showcase the flexibility of the magnificent Skinner/Mander Chapel organ. Each visiting organist rehearses and performs, bringing forth a different voice and character from the organ. Additionally, several times each semester, the concert is broadcast LIVE, as it happens, on the local classical music radio station, WWFM (89.1), and available to the world at www.wwfm.org. The concerts occur most Thursdays, 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.