Cline School of Music : Organ Department
Organs are known as the "King of Instruments". Throughout the centuries they have been the dominant instruments of the church. In Europe many have been played for hundreds of years and yet maintained their unique sound. Throughout the world these incomparable instruments have played the masterpieces of Bach, Liszt, Franck, and Vierne. These composers, and others like them, have left us with indescribable moments of beauty.
North Greenville University has been extremely blessed with the addition of the Neb and Martha Cline Memorial organ. Given to the university in 2001, the organ is a 52 rank, 3-manual Reuter instrument located in Turner Chapel. It is used for chapel services, graduation, Founder's Day, guest organ concerts, and other special events. Students taking private lessons use it as the primary practice/performance instrument. Music majors and non-music majors are encouraged to take private lessons to discover the joy of this magnificent instrument and its unique repertory.
Dr. Jackie Griffin is head of the organ program. Dr. Griffin has the D.M.A in composition from the University of South Carolina; the M.M. in Organ Performance from Converse College, and the B.M. in Organ Performance from Furman University.
She has extensive performing experience, and has served long tenures with several churches in Greenville, South Carolina.