Paul S. Hesselink: March 20, 2015
and April 15, 2007


An adjunct faculty member at UNLV since 1993, Paul 5. Hesselink played a major role in securing the university's Maurine Jackson Smith Organ in Doc Rando Hall, completed in 2004 by Rudolf von Beckerath Orgelbau of Hamburg, Germany.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in organ at Hope College. He studied musicology under a Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship at University of Michigan, completed the Master of Arts in organ pedagogy at The Ohio State University and earned the Doctor of Musical Arts in organ performance at University of Colorado, Boulder. He studied harpsichord in Paris with Davitt Moroney.

For 26 years, Hesselink was on the faculty of Longwood University. He received two National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Fellowships for postgraduate study: in music theory (Yale), and Schoenberg studies (USC). His extensive article, Correspondence from the Schoenberg legacy: 'Variations on a Recitative for Organ, Op. 40'was published in the Journal of the Arnold Schoenberg Institute and again in The American Organist.

Dr. Hesselink was affiliated with Nevada School of the Arts, serving as its Dean for twelve years. In April 1996, he was the harpsichordist for the world premiere of Nevett Bartow's Concerto for Harpsichord ana Chamber Orchestra with Nevada Chamber Orchestra. In June of that year he recorded the work with the Slovak Radio Orchestra in Bratislava (MCC, The Works of Nevett Bartow).

He is a member of College Music Society, American Musicological Society, Organ Historical Society, and American Guild of Organists. He serves on the boards of Friends of the Las Vegas Youth Orchestras and Nevada School of the Arts. He is currently the organist at Christ Church Episcopal in Las Vegas.



Program: March 20, 2015
A Celebration of the 330th Birthday
of Johann Sebastian Bach

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565

Concerto in A Minor, BWV 593
(Allegro) - Adagio - Allegro
This concerto is Bach's own transcription of Antonio Vivaldi's String Concerto, Op. 3/8

An Wasserflussen Babylon, BWV 653b (double pedal)


Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645
Schubler Chorale Preludes

Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659: m' der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659
Eighteen Chorale Preludes

Wer nur den lieben Gott /asst walten, BWV 642

Fugue in G Minor, BWV 578 "The Little"

Taylorann Evans, Malik Gray, Kaitlyn Marcus, Kalie McLaughlin, Dannii Moore, Laura Schaffer UNLV Dancers under the direction of Margot Mink Colbert, Choreographer

Program: April 15, 2007

Details to be upload, soon.



Choreographer: Margot Mink Colbert

The Department of Dance at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas strives to provide the highest caliber of academic research and professional training for the dance artist. The advanced training program has been created, with the intent to attract students from across the globe. By studying with highly respected faculty in a world-class environment, these students are able to immerse themselves in the rich art of dance. The Department of Dance seeks to become one of the top training schools in the nation.