2013 ECU Competition
for Pre-College Organists Results
East Carolina University School of Music is pleased to announce the results of The 7th Annual Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance, which was held in Greenville, NC on April 13th, 2013. The First Prize winner was Michael LeGrand of Orlando, Florida, who also received the prize for the most convincing performance of an organ work by J.S. Bach. Second Prize was awarded to Carina Sturdy of Williamsburg, VA who received an additional prize in hymn playing. Finally, Third place was won by Michael Olson of Raleigh, NC. The competition was held on the Fisk organ in St. Paul's Episcopal Church and prizes were sponsored by C.B. Fisk Inc., Organ Builders, the East Carolina Musical Arts Education Foundation, and the East Carolina Chapter, American Guild of Organists. The guest artist and adjudicator for this event was Gail Archer from New York City. Pictured are, from left to right, Gail Archer (judge), Carina Sturdy, Michael Olson, Michael LeGrand, and Andrew Scanlon (ECU's organ professor).
The mission of the Foundation is to maintain and promote the C.B. Fisk opus 126 pipe organ of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church as a cultural treasure for the benefit of Greenville and other communities throughout Eastern North Carolina, through concerts, student development and educational offerings.
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