College of Fine Arts and Communication
Organ Performance & Sacred Music Studies
All are welcome to attend public recitals and classes. For ticket and additional information, please contact Andrew Scanlon. 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.
One of the county’s leading experts in organ improvisation will teach a masterclass for East Carolina organ students and guests! For information on participation, contact Andrew Scanlon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A native of Davidson, North Carolina, Clara Gerdes, is a student at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, PA and a student of Alan Morrison. Ms. Gerdes has performed throughout the USA and has been a prizewinner in several organ and piano competitions. Ms. Gerdes will play works of Dupré, Dvorak, Duruflé, and others. You won’t want to miss this “rising star!”
Andrew Scanlon, Nan Lawrence, and Lenena Brezna present a varied program of solo, duo and trio repertoire for organ, flute and voice. This concert is performed in memory of late Associate Provost, Dr. Austin Bunch.
Organist/Choirmaster of Cadet Chapel at West Point, Williams plays the world’s largest church pipe organ. Only the fourth organist to hold that position, he has given numerous VIP organ demonstrations for royalty, cabinet members, generals, members of Congress and other international government and military figures. Mr. Williams will perform works of Patriotism, Heritage, and Heroism on the Fisk organ, including works by several American composers plus heroic masterworks by Dupré and Liszt.
Virtuoso Peter Krasinski will improvise a live soundtrack to the 1925 silent film "Ben Hur." This original version follows more closely than the remake the progress of Christ's life in parallel with color tableaus. The realistic sea battle and chariot race are unparalleled in the history of cinema. "With a live, improvised accompaniment it becomes a life changing experience for the audience." This concert will open the 13th Annual Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance!
Please visit this page for details: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cfac/music/organsacredmusic/youngartistscompetition.cfm