Some girls her age might have been more excited to get a new bicycle or some clothes, but 15-year-old Karen Black's life was forever changed when an organ arrived at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Kiester, Minn.
Her congregation's organist was still learning to play, and she offered to teach Black, who had several years of piano lessons under her belt.
Black liked the power and volume of the organ, but she had no idea that those lessons would lead to becoming a music teacher and organist at Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa.
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