Ardyth Lohuis performs solo recitals and with violinist Robert Murray as the Murray/Lohuis Duo. The duo’s recordings feature an international selection of music for violin and organ.
Lohuis is an organ consultant and gives lectures and workshops on organ and church music. Past-president of the Southeastern Historical Keyboard Society, she served the American Guild of Organists on national committees as Virginia state chairman and as dean of chapters in two states, as well as a competition adjudicator.
She was named professor emeriti when she retired from teaching full-time in 2004 and continues to teach private organ lessons. She is on the faculty of the AGO Pipe Organ Encounters Plus and is an editor and developer of a new organ curriculum for children and youth with publisher Wayne Leupold.
Lohuis studied church music and organ at Carroll College, Illinois Wesleyan University, Northwestern University (M.M.), Union Theological Seminary (N.Y.) and received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati. Study in baroque music editing was underwritten by the National Endowment for the Humanities. She frequently travels to Europe to study historic pipe organs and was a citizen ambassador in organ and church music for the People-to-People program.