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Rhonda Sider Edgington, who recently relocated with her husband and two children to Holland from Germany, is an organist and pianist who especially enjoys collaborative performing. She holds a bachelor's degree in Piano Performance from Wheaton College and a master's degree in Organ Performance from Indiana University, and also has a German performance degree from the University of the Arts (Hochschule fuer Kuenste) in Bremen, Germany. She traveled to Germany with a Fulbright scholarship to study the organs and organ music of 16th and 17th century Northern Germany with Prof. Harald Vogel, and ended up staying 7 years in Bremen. She has worked as a church musician and performed as a recitalist (organist, pianist, harpsichordist, carillonneur and chamber musician) in Germany, as well as throughout the East Coast and Midwestern US. She is organist and associate music director at Hope Church (RCA) in Holland, MI and maintains an active performing career.