Roberta Gary has been Professor of Organ at the University of Cincinnati’s College- Conservatory of Music since 1967, teaching organ, a graduate seminar in organ literature, and organ pedagogy.  She has also served as Head of the Keyboard Studies Division since 1989. Her retirement will occur at the end of this academic year.

Her Bachelor of Music (piano) and Master of Music (organ) degrees are from the College-Conservatory of Music. She was awarded the Performer’s Certificate and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music. Teachers have included Wayne Fisher, David Craighead, Arthur Poister, Bernard Lagacé, William Porter, Harald Vogel, and Edward Parmentier.

One of this country’s most highly regarded teachers, Roberta Gary has performed throughout the United States as well as in Canada and Europe. Her repertoire ranges from Liszt, Reubke, Franck, and Messiaen to Bach, Buxtehude, and Sweelinck. An additional interest has been movement and ease in playing; she and her husband Thom Miles, both certified Andover Educators, present workshops on Body Mapping, and on the topic What Every Organist Needs to Know about the Body. Her CD of Liszt and Reubke appeared on the Arsis label in 2001, followed by one of César Franck in 2005. A recording of Bach’s Art of Fugue, performed on the Brombaugh organ at First Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Illinois, was released in 2008.