When: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Where: The Florida Room located at
951 North Course Lane, Sun City Center Florida, adjacent to the
Armstrong Room where the Club meets weekly every Thursday at 9:00 AM.
About O'Lyn Callahan:
O’Lyn Callahan began studying music at the age of nine on the
piano, eventually switching to organ at age 14. O’Lyn’s studies
continued through her time at Fresno State University where she
ultimately earned her master’s degree in classical organ
O’Lyn spent nine years as an international keyboard artist. In
that time, she was voted “Best Female Organist” by Organist
Magazine’s readership poll, as well as becoming a national
finalist in an international organ competition.
In 1981, O’Lyn began a 14 year venture into business, opening
O’Lyn Callahan’s Piano and Organ Center in Sarasota , FL. O’Lyn
became the third woman elected to the board of directors of the
National Association of Music Merchants during this time.
Throughout O’Lyn’s diverse career in the music industry, she has
fostered a love for teaching, performing, and recording that
continues to this day.
Wherever O'Lyn Callahan walks, talks, teaches or performs, she turns
heads. Not surprisingly, she has directed this natural charm and talent
into an unmatched marvelous musical career.
Her talent, which was
apparent when very young, has gradually been finely tuned through an initial
solid foundation in organ studies followed by a Master’s degree in classical
Throughout her career, O'Lyn has never failed to not
only inspire audiences with her superior playing ability, but she also has a
natural talent to teach people of all ages the finer points of music. As a
result, several of her students have won first prizes at major national
Currently, O'Lyn is touring throughout the United
States, both demonstrating to people the art of organ playing, and taking
the stage as one of the few professional female concert artists in the organ
industry in North America. She was a touring artist with Yamaha, Technics,
and Roland organ companies.
She was the second female to sit on the board of directors
of the National Association of Music merchants. Along her husband at that
were the Yamaha piano and organ dealers for Sarasota and Manatee County
from 1980 to 1995.
Don't miss an opportunity to see and hear the
beautiful O'Lyn Callahan perform. You will realize very quickly why this
talented lady indeed deserves and maintains a perpetual place of high esteem
in the wonderful world of organ music.
Tickets: Tickets are just $5.00 will be on sale soon
and will help support The
Sun City Center Organ and Keyboard Club. Check back for