University Organist, Piano and Organ
Special Instructor of Music
Phone: (417) 873-7376
Office: Clara Thompson Hall 150
Earline Moulder teaches organ and piano and is university organist at Drury University where she received degrees in music, biology and French. She holds a master's degree in music from Indiana University and a doctorate from the University of Kansas, where her dissertation was Jewish Organ Music of the Twentieth Century. She studied piano with Sulima Stravinsky and organ with Andre Marchal (Paris) and the Dutch organist, Piet Kee. As a concert organist, she has performed in the Middle East, Europe, Australia, and the United States in such places as Washington, D.C. and the United States Air Force Academy. As a journalist in the U.S. Navy Reserve, she was guest organist on Treasure Island, California. Memorable performances include those in the Netherlands: Westerkerk in Amsterdam where Rembrandt is entombed, the Hague, Arnhem ("A Bridge too Far") and in Oosterbeek, at the Goede Herderkerk, opposite the hotel taken as headquarters by the Germans in World War II. In Germany, she has performed at the State Church in Darmstadt, and in Hamburg in Christianskirche where her ancestral aunt, author Meta Moller is buried next to her husband, poet Friedrich Klopstock. Dr. Moulder and her husband, David Plank, a civil engineer, also reside in Paris near St-Sulpice Church where she performed in November 2005 on the great Cavaillé-Coll organ. Other performances in Paris include St-Germain-des-Prés, St-Augustin, La Madeleine, the Church of La Trinite and Notre Dame Cathedral. In June 2002, she gave three recitals in London during the week of the Queen's Golden Jubilee. In 2008, she performed at the Slovakia International Organ Festival of Historic Organs in Riga, Latvia, and in 2011 performed in Wawel Castle Cathedral in Krakow. Her performances have been heard on Classic Music Radio in Sydney, Australia in 2014-2015.
B.M., B.A. Drury University
M.M. Indiana University
D.M.A. University of Kansas