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Organ Performance & Sacred Music Studies


Events Overview

Guest artists and masterclasses are often presented in collaboration with East Carolina Musical Arts Education Foundation (www.opus126.com), St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and the East Carolina Chapter American Guild of Organists.  We thank our partners for helping bring these stellar events to Greenville. Events are held in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (401 East 4th Street, Greenville, NC) unless otherwise noted.

2012-2014 Concerts and Masterclasses:

Tuesday—Wednesday, October 1-2, 2013. Jon Gillock residency

Gillock Color HRNoted performer and teacher, Jon Gillock (formerly of the Juilliard School, now living in Paris) will be in residence at ECU.  He will teach lessons and masterclasses to ECU organ students as well as present a lecture: “Mysticism in French Organ Music, 16th to 20th Centuries.”  Gillock was a student of Olivier Messiaen and has published the book “Performing Messiaen’s Organ Music: 66 Masterclasses.”   www.jongillock.com 





Friday, October 25, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. (St. Paul’s Episcopal Church)

Organ “Spooktacular” Concert

This fun, inter-generational Halloween event is family-friendly, and open to all.  Bring your friends, children, and neighbors; most importantly, come in costume!

(Note: This is a free concert!)


Friday, November 8, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

The Phantom of the Opera:  Dorothy Papadakos, organist and improviser

PAPADAKOS Chaplin Photo jpegDorothy Papadakos (formerly of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC) play St. Paul's (Greenville) Fisk organ.  Dorothy will improvise a live sound track to the 1929 Universal Pictures silent film, “The Phantom of the Opera” which will play “on the big screen" in St. Paul’s Church.   Visit www.opus126.com for more information.   Tickets will be limited and a sell-out crowd is anticipated. Buy your tickets as soon as they go on sale!   



Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Organ, Orchestra, and Choral  Extravaganza

ECU's organ professor, Andrew Scanlon, will perform Francis Poulenc’s brilliant “Organ Concerto in G minor” with the ECU Symphony Orchestra, followed, in the second half of the program, by Anton Bruckner’s substantial work, “Mass in D minor,” performed by the combined forces of the ECU Symphony, ECU Choirs, and Andrew Scanlon at the Fisk organ. 


February, 2014

Stefan Johannes Bleicher, Professor an der Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik Trossingen (University of Music EUREGIO BODENSEE) will be in residence at ECU. He will present lectures on J.S. Bach's "Great Eighteen Leipzig Chorales" as well as teach organ students.  Exact dates and details will be announced as they become available.  


Friday, February 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. 

Organ Recital: Christopher Jacobson

jacobson1-largeIn conjunction with East Carolina University’s 8th Annual Organ Competition, guest artist and competition judge, Christopher Jacobson will present a varied program on the C.B. Fisk organ. Jacobson is the Associate Organist-Choirmaster at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Columbia, Sc, and was formerly the Assistant Organist/Choirmaster at Washington National Cathedral. He studied at St. Olaf College and the Eastman School of Music.  Tickets: $12/10/5 (Note: Admission is free for Competitors and their families)   http://www.nationalcathedral.org/staff/PE-4A3IN-VK0007.shtml



March 1, 2014: ECU’s 8th Annual Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance

(for details:  http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cfac/music/organsacredmusic/youngartistscompetition.cfm)