School of Music

Organ Performance & Sacred Music Studies

Events Overview

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.

Concerts and Events 2018-2019:

High School Organ Weekend (By Invitation; contact Prof. Scanlon for more info) Featuring masterclasses, workshops, practice time on the Fisk organ, campus tour, concerts, and much more!
Dorothy Papadakos

Improvisation Workshop: Dorothy Papadakos

October 2018

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 (scanlona@ecu.edu)

Clara Gerdes

Organ Recital: Clara Gerdes
October 19, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

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

Organ, Flute and Voice
Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

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.

Craig Williams

Craig Williams: Organist of West Point
February 1, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

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.

Peter Krasinski

Silent Film: Ben Hur - with Live Organ Accompaniment
March 15, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. - Peter Krasinski, organist

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!

The 13th Annual Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance - March 14-16, 2019

Please visit this page for details: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cfac/music/organsacredmusic/youngartistscompetition.cfm