Organ Recital Set at TAMIU Sunday, Feb. 1

Organ Recital
at TAMIU Feb. 1

The rich and bold sounds of the Texas A&M International University Sharkey-Corrigan Organ will resonate through the air for the next installment of the TAMIU Organ Series Sunday, Feb. 1 at 4 p.m. in the TAMIU Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall.

Dr. Bradley Hunter Welch
Dr. Bradley Welch, Guest Performer

This event is free and open to the public.

Guest performer, Dr. Bradley Hunter Welch, will perform music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Max Drischner, William Albright, Joel Martinson, David N. Johnson and Alexandre Guilmant.

Dr. Welch, a native of Knoxville, Tenn., began playing the piano when he was 10 years old and organ when he was 13. He attended Baylor University in Waco, received a Bachelor of Music in organ performance magna cum laude and won the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Performance. Welch completed his M.M. in organ performance and Artist Diploma at the Yale University School of Music/Institute of Sacred Music. He also received a Master of Music Arts and in 2007 earned Yale’s Doctor of Musical Arts.

While at Yale, he received the Robert Baker Prize, an award that is given to one incoming organ student who is deemed to be in the top one to two percent of the nation’s young organists. Welch also received the Charles Ives Prize, the Yale School of Music Alumni Association Prize and the Horatio Parker Memorial Prize, the most prestigious prize awarded by the Yale faculty.

Welch is the 2003 first place winner of the Dallas International Organ Competition and was also awarded the audience prize for the second time, having previously won it in 2000. He was also a featured artist at three regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists and made his European debut in France performing in the Chartres Festival.

He is currently artist-in-residence at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas.

For more information, please contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 326.2654.

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