Rebekah Okpoti, PhD

Lecturer in Musicology, Liverpool Hope University, and Associate Organist, Leeds Cathedral, United Kingdom

Dr. Rebekah Okpoti lectures in Musicology at Liverpool Hope University and is an associate organist at Leeds Cathedral, United Kingdom. In 2020, she saw the international release of the Finding Home Collection, a Reimagined Last Supper of Miniature 1:12 Scale Sonic Installation Art Pieces. In 2021, SetFootPress released Rebekah’s Experimental Organ Music, recorded as field recordings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her album “Dressing” was released as both a limited run cassette and digital recording.

Rebekah was a recording and audio engineer for the Global Sound Movements’ Uganda Sample Library and was a Score Proofreader for the Geoffrey Tristram Mass in A Flat, published in 2022 by the Banks of York. Most recently, Rebekah ran the Organs of Anne Lister Project (funded by an Arts Council National Lottery Project grant) as part of the Anne Lister Birthday Week Festival in 2022; she was commissioned to write a contemporary organ sonata, which premiered at Halifax Minster, England. Currently, Rebekah has performed in Russia, France, Atlanta, and Mozambique, but currently performs in recitals throughout the UK.

As a writer, her scholarly work focuses on the Repatriation of Domesticity within Sonic Installation Art and the role of Installed Musical Composition to facilitate engagement with Space, Void, Poise, Sculpture and Composition. Additionally, she has written a chapter in Elsevier’s “Benchmarking Library, Information and Education Services” and a series of popular articles regarding her life as a female organist @thegirlyorganist.

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