Sharkey-Corrigan Organ Recital Series March 10

Sharkey-Corrigan Organ Recital Series
Continues Saturday, March 10

The next installment in the Texas A&M International University Sharkey-Corrigan Organ Recital Series is scheduled for Saturday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall.

Mariko Morita, TAMIU visiting assistant professor of organ and accompanist, will perform. Morita played at the inaugural concert of the new Sharkey-Corrigan Recital Series.

Admission is free of charge and public is welcome to attend.

The program includes music by composers Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Kaspar Kerill, Paul Hindemith, César Franck, Johannes Brahms and Jean Langlais.

Born in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan, Morita earned a Bachelor of Music in Sacred Music in Organ Performance at Seton Hill College in Greensburg, PA. A Graduate Award Fellowship recipient, she received her Master of Sacred Music in Organ Performance from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She is a Doctor of Music candidate in Organ Performance and Literature at the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, Ind.

In 2004-05, she spent a year as music intern at West End United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn. She has also served as accompanist at Seton Hill College, Emory University, and at the String Academy of Indiana University during her studies at these institutions.

For three consecutive summers (2001-03), she participated in the International Summer Music Academy in Leipzig, Germany, a co-sponsored program by the Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” in Leipzig and the Juilliard School of Music in New York City.  Well-traveled, she has performed in the US, Odense, Denmark and Tokyo, Japan.

Her duties at TAMIU include performance and instruction on the Sharkey-Corrigan Organ and serving as staff accompanist for the College of Arts and Sciences’ department of Fine and Performing Arts.

The next concert in the Series is scheduled for Tuesday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. with Maestro Hector Guzmán.

The Sharkey-Corrigan Organ was a gift of the E. H. Corrigan Foundation, lead by longtime Laredo businessman E. H. Corrigan, passionate supporter of the arts. Corrigan has said his gift is a statement of an affection for his hometown and intended to provide this area with one of the finest pipe organs, making real its musical riches for generations to come.

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