Jane C. Gamble teaches organ and accompanies Choral Ensembles at Rhodes College. She is also Assistant Minister of Music at Church of the Holy Communion (Episcopal), Memphis, Tennessee. Past appointments include Organist-Choirmaster of St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral and Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church; and Organist of Germantown United Methodist Church, Evergreen Presbyterian Church, and Temple Israel Synagogue, all in Memphis.
Dr. Gamble has presented organ concerts throughout the United States and abroad. In the United States she has performed at Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC; St. Philip’s Cathedral, Atlanta; St. Thomas Church and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City; St. Mary’s Cathedral, Memphis; St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Jackson, MS; and St. John’s Church, Helena, AR (Warfield Concert Series). Venues in the United Kingdom have included St. Paul’s Cathedral, London; Coventry Cathedral; Winchester Cathedral; St. Asaph’s Cathedral, Wales; the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow; St. Giles Cathedral and Greyfriars’ Kirk, Edinburgh. In France, she performed at Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris. She has appeared as organ soloist with the University of Memphis, Rhodes College, and Germantown Symphony orchestras.
Dr. Gamble attended Rhodes College in Memphis, and holds the Bachelor of Arts degree from Lambuth College, Jackson, Tennessee. She received the Master of Music, Master of Sacred Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Memphis. Her teachers have included Dr. Jo Fleming, Dr. Harry Gay, Dr. Marilyn Mason, and Mr. Richard White. She is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, national music honor society, and is a Fellow of the American Guild of Organists. She has held many offices in the Memphis Chapter of the AGO, and recently chaired a Centennial Celebration marking 100 years of the AGO in the state of Tennessee. Currently she is a District Convener for the national AGO.
Dr. Gamble is especially interested in the organ and choral works of the English composer Herbert Howells, and in addition to performing his organ compositions, has written articles and lectured on Howells and his music for the North American Chapter of the Herbert Howells Society. She recently organized and led a tour of sites important to the life of Howells in Lydney, Gloucester, and London.