Al Schmidt Concert
This performance is named in honor of the late Alfred R. Schmidt, who served on the Rose-Hulman mathematics faculty for 46 years. An accomplished musician, he accompanied the Rose Glee Club and served as its adviser for 25 years, and played the organ at every commencement from 1959 until his retirement in 1995.
Schmidt’s generous support provided Hatfield Hall with a Renaissance R-380 digital organ. One of the most technically advanced pipeless organs, it features the world’s first programmable stop list, SoundMatrix technology and Virtual Acoustics features ranging from pipe chamber to cathedral sounds.
The White Chapel’s organ, and its Steinway grand piano, were also donated by Schmidt.
Dedicated in 2002, the non-denominational White Chapel was made possible by a $1.5 million lead gift from the late John White and his wife, Elizabeth of Terre Haute.
Organist Jonathan Rudy captivates audiences across the country as his fingers dance across the keys with both ease and intensity. Currently pursuing his doctorate at Indiana University-Bloomington, Rudy has won First and Audience Prizes in the National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance. This performance is part of the Al Schmidt Concert Series.