NoŽl Goemanne, Belgian-born American composer, organist and
choral director, is a graduate of the Lemmens Institute of Belgium, where he
received the diploma of"Laureate." He pursued post-graduate study of organ
and improvisation with the celebrated composer/performer Flor Peeters and at
the Conservatoire Royal de Liege.
Professional recognition came when the
Belgian National Radio Network in NAMUR engaged him as a regular piano
recitalist. Since that time he has appeared as recitalist and guest
conductor in North America, Europe and Asia.>/p>
Outstanding choirs and organists throughout the world have performed his
works. His many sacred and secular compositions appear in the catalogs of
numerous publishing houses. Goemanne is a member of ASCAP , AGO, ACDA, and
the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. He is mentioned in the
International Who's Who in Music (Cambridge, England), Organ Preludes by
Jean Slater Edson, the History of Catholic Church Music by Karl Gustave
Fellerer and Vlaandren, a publication on art and culture in the Netherlands.
In 1974 the Manila Institute of Sacred Music (Philippines) presented him
with an award for his contributions to church music. In 1977 Pope Paul VI
awarded him the Pro Ecclesia Medal and in 1980 he received the Degree
ofDoctor of Sacred Music, Honoris Causa, from St. Joseph's College,
Rensselaer, Indiana. Over the years ASCAP has recognized his achievements
with many awards.
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