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.

Concerts and Masterclasses 2017-2018:

Bryan Dunnewald

Organ Recital: Bryan Dunnewald
September 22 at 7:30 p.m.

"Rising star" Bryan Dunnewald (of the Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia) performs works of the great symphonic tradition, including composers such as Gerre Hancock, Pierre Cochereau and Alfred Hollins. The centerpiece of the program will be Charles-Marie Widor's monumental Symphony No. 6 in G minor.

Kola Owolabi

Masterclass: Dr. Kola Owolabi
Monday, October 16, 2017

Dr. Kola Owolabi, Professor of Organ at the University of Michigan, will work with East Carolina organ students, following his recital at Duke University Chapel the previous afternoon. The class is open to all ECU music majors, and will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Anyone wishing to attend may contact Andrew Scanlon (

Bruce Stevens

Organ Recital: Bruce Stevens
Friday, November 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

“The Leipzig Connection” Organ works by composers who called Leipzig, Germany home or spent time there (Bach, Walther, Telemann, Mendelssohn, Gade, Schumann, Brahms, Reger). Stevens is University Organist at the University of Richmond and an international performing and recording artist.

John Cummins and Michael Messina

Two Organs - Two Organists!
February 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Organists John Cummins and Michael Messina present a program of duos and duets for two organists and two organs. The centerpiece of the program is the “Alexander Variations” by Calvin Hampton. This 30-minute work was commissioned for the organs at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco and was discovered among pieces Hampton was working on just prior to his death in 1984. A “portative” organ will join the Perkins & Wells Memorial Organ on stage for this program.

Katherine Johnson

Organ Recital: Katherine Johnson
March 16, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Ms. Johnson is The Cathee Jean Huber Organ Scholar at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Greenville, a pupil of Andrew Scanlon, and a senior in high school at Nash Community College. As the 2014 winner of the East Carolina Young Artists Competition, Katherine presents her “senior recital” on the occasion of the 12th Annual ECU Young Artists Competition.

Jon Gillock

Masterclass and Residency: Dr. Jon Gillock

Jon Gillock, former pupil of Olivier Messiaen, and the world’s leading authority on his organ works was formerly faculty member at the Juilliard School. He will be in residence at ECU the week of January 22, 2018. For details, please contact Andrew Scanlon (