Dr. Beverly Everett
Applied Organ Professor
Dr. Beverly Everett holds degrees in organ performance and conducting from Baylor University, where she was a Presser Foundation Scholar. She earned a Master of Arts in Organ Performance and Pedagogy and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Iowa. Dr. Everett studied at the Aspen Music Festival for two consecutive summers and has worked with conducting teachers such as Stephen Heyde, Murry Sidlin, and William LaRue Jones. Everett has also worked with organ teachers Joyce Jones and Dilbert Disselhorst.
Dr. Everett is an active concert organist, service player, and teacher. She is the applied organ professor at the University of Mary as well as the music director of the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony and Bemidji Symphony Orchestras. In her free time, she also serves as parish organist and accompanist for Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Bismarck and teaches organ for the Bismarck Catholic Diocese.
In 2009 Dr. Everett was the youngest-ever recipient of the “Friend of the Arts” award for her contributions to the arts in Bemidji. In 2010 Everett was one of six conductors in the nation to receive an “Excellence in Music Education” award by the American Prize. She was one of two recipients of the first Region 2 Arts/McKnight Fellowship for career advancement, which allowed her to study with Maestro JoAnn Falletta. Dr. Everett was recently featured as a guest speaker at the III International Symposium featuring all women conductors.
Everett has been a guest conductor and clinician for festivals and orchestras. She has been a featured organist in recitals, music festivals and workshops, and masterclasses throughout the United States, Europe, and British Columbia. Everett and oboist Tonya Mertz recently formed an oboe/keyboard duo called Duo Inpertio. They have produced a number of online performances in recent months and plan to record a CD and do more public performances in the future.