Carol Teti Kelly, 57, of Shelocta, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, in Indiana Hospital, Indiana, Pa. She was born June 10, 1942, in Philadelphia, a daughter of the late Joseph and Nina (Marano) Teti. Dr. Teti was a Professor of Music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and organist of the Zion Lutheran Church, Indiana. She began organ study in her native city of Philadelphia with James E. Bryan, F.A.G.O. Academic degrees, including the Doctor of Musical Arts, were earned at the University of Michigan, where she was a pupil of Dr. Marilyn Mason. While there, she was awarded the Stanley Medal, the highest undergraduate honor in music. She studied with Anton Heiller in Vienna under an Austrian government grant, and for a year was organist at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Rome, Italy. She served for four years on the music faculty of James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va., before assuming her present post. Dr. Teti appeared in recital organ soloist and in ensemble. She had performed at national conventions of the Organ Historical Society and of the American Guild of Organists. Since 1984, she had concertized with Professor Byron Pearson, trumpet, of the Oberlin College Conservatory, a duo which has performed throughout the United States. Another frequent collaborator was her IUP colleague, Professor Christian Dickinson, trombone, with whom she had recorded an album of music. She also enjoyed accompanying her husband, tenor and civil engineer, William J. Kelly. IUP appointed Dr. Teti as research associate for 1988-89 and in the same year presented her with the Distinguished Faculty Award for Creative Arts. She was in the process of compiling a volume of hymn intonations and descants for organ. Surviving are her husband, William J. Kelly of Shelocta; three stepchildren, Kathleen Hoffman and husband, David, of Santa Ana, Calif., Steven Kelly and wife, Cindy, of Indiana, Pa., Michael Kelly and wife, Annette, of Norfolk, Va.; two grandchildren, Danielle and Christopher Hoffman; and siblings, Amelia J. Teti of San Francisco, Calif., Nina Ciccone of Portland, Ore., Charles Greiman and wife, Lynne, of Philadelphia, and Ginny Greiman and husband, Steve Bergstrom, of Boston, Mass. Friends and family are invited to attend her memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at the Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Roy P. Washill officiating. Private interment in Oakland Cemetery, Indiana, Pa. Her family requests, memorial contributions be made to the IUP Foundation for Organ Scholarships, Department of Music, 101 Cogswell Hall, IUP, Indiana, PA 15705. Arrangements by the BENCE-MIHALCIK FUNERAL HOME, 965 Philadelphia St., Indiana, PA 15701.
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