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 (, 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.

2016-2017 Concerts and Masterclasses:


Organ Recital: Dr. Elizabeth Harrison (Pfeiffer University)
Friday, October 14, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

“Around Bach” Dr. Harrison will perform works from the North German school, including Buxtehude, Böhm, Bach, and Krebs. Harrison holds degrees from Duke University, Southern College, New England Conservatory and Stanford University. She is a leading expert in Baroque organ pedagogy and Baroque keyboard literature. She has produced three commercial CD recordings, and is a Professor of Music at Pfeiffer University as well as Director of Music at Christ Episcopal Church in Albemarle, NC.


Organ Recital: Dr. John Walker (Peabody Conservatory of Music)
Friday, November 11, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Dr. John Walker is one of the nation’s foremost performers, teachers, and church musicians. Among his appointments, Dr. Walker has served as organist of the Riverside Church in New York City, a faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music, and the Peabody Conservatory. He is the immediate past president of the American Guild of Organists, of which he is a Fellow (FAGO). John Walker has performed with the San Francisco Symphony and the National Symphony Orchestra, he has been a Fulbright Teaching Fellow in Taiwan, and he has performed organ recitals throughout the world, with over 14 concert tours in Asia alone. Walker’s ambitions program will include works by Guilmant, Bach, Schumann, Franck, Vierne, Cochereau, and Paine.

Masterclass: Dr. John Walker
Saturday, November 12 at 9:30 a.m.

Dr. John Walker will work with East Carolina organ students, following his recital on the previous evening. The class is open to all ECU music majors, and will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Andrew Scanlon

Organ Recital: ECU Faculty and Students
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Professor Andrew Scanlon and his students will perform a varied program on the Fisk organ.

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Organ Recital: Peggy Haas Howell (Lynchburg, Virginia)
Friday, March 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Peggy Howell is the Organist-Choirmaster at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Lynchburg. She graduated from Susquehanna University with a Bachelor of Arts in Church Music degree, and from Union Theological Seminary, New York City, with a Master of Sacred Music degree. She also attended the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Hamburg, Germany. Her organ teachers have included Harald Vogel, Cherry Rhodes, Heinz Wunderlich, Charles Dodsley Walker, and James Boeringer. Howell is well-known as an organ recitalist in the United States and Europe, and has played concerts in England, Finland, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Hungary, and Poland.