Coming Soon to the RTOS YouTube Channel…
During the COVID-19 social distancing period, RTOS has been reaching out to past artists to get their permission to post videos of their previous appearances at RTOS. We have also been producing unique new events. Below are three programs slated for the RTOS YouTube Channel in the next few weeks.
From Septemberr 2018 – Premiering March 26
Dan Minervini first became interested in the theatre pipe organ at the age of 12 after hearing a recording of Gaylord Carter playing a Robert Morton theatre organ in Disney’s Haunted Mansion. He soon began instruction in piano and classical organ and attended Chaminade High School, where he became involved with the New York Theatre Organ Society.
Dan was a finalist in the American Theatre Organ Society’s Young Theatre Organist Competition in 2013, 2014, and 2015, winning first place in the 2015 competition. He is quickly establishing himself as one of the United States’ best young theatre organists.
In June 2015, Dan graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Honors Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a Bachelor’s degree in International Criminal Justice. He currently works in law enforcement and still finds time to concertize at various venues around the country.
From May 2018 – Premiering April 6
BRETT VALLIANT, a native of Wichita, Kansas, realized his love of music at an early age. Brett began piano studies at age 4, continuing through organ instruction at Wichita State University. Brett’s professional career began at age 11, and by the age of 15 he was playing concerts around the United States. Since then, Brett has appeared in Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Additionally, in the U.S. Brett has performed for the American Film Institute, as well as conventions of the American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS) and the American Guild of Organists (AGO). Brett happily joined staff at the Organ Stop Pizza, Mesa, AZ musical staff in 2015. In addition to playing the organ, Brett’s friends know him for his love of ice and roller skating, animals, and classic rock n’ roll.
A new 2021 video performance – April 17
Brett Miller has both attended and performed organ concerts and silent films since since the age of 10. Along with his brother Evan, he has founded Musical Promise a musical initiative to help fund the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Theatre Organ performance and silent film accompaniment by Brett is featured at the Doylestown County Theatre each Fall. Musical Promise presents an annual organ program at each of the Renew chain of theatres in eastern Pennsylvania. Brett performs Silent Film Shorts, and Evan accompanies him.
He is a member of ATOS, GSTOS, the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra playing piano and celesta, and his high school’s marching band playing keyboards and percussion on the sidelines. He currently studies organ performance with Jelani Eddington. Brett is current attending the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music.