Sharkey-Corrigan Organ Series Concludes April 1

TAMIU’s Sharkey-Corrigan Organ Recital
Series Features Young on April 1

Christopher YoungThe dynamic and talented Dr. Christopher Young will delight audiences at the Texas A&M International University Sharkey-Corrigan Organ Recital Series Tuesday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the TAMIU Center for the Fine and Performing Arts.

This concert is free and open to the public.

Dr. Young, professor of music and chairman of the organ department at the Indiana University Jacob School of Music, Bloomington, Ind., teaches applied organ and several courses for the organ department. Among the classes he teaches are graduate organ literature history cycle and classes in church music.

A native of New England, Young won the 1988 National Young Artist Competition of The American Guild of Organists and the 1988 Arthur Poister Competition (Syracuse University).

He has been a featured artist at national and regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists and at the Region V convention of the Guild in 2005 Grand Rapids, Mich. He has also been heard on Minnesota Public Radio's “Pipedreams,” a program broadcast on National Public Radio, and has appeared in concert in Minnesota with the Rochester Chamber Chorale and the Minneapolis Chamber Symphony and with his wife, violinist Brenda Brenner.

Young graduated earned his undergraduate degree in music at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and his M.M. and D.M.A. from The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, New York.

The Sharkey-Corrigan Organ Recital Series was initiated in 2006 by Mariko Morita, visiting assistant professor of organ and accompanist.

The Sharkey-Corrigan Organ is a gift of the E. H. Corrigan Foundation, led by longtime Laredo businessman and passionate supporter of the arts E. H. Corrigan.

For additional information, contact the College of Arts and Sciences, department of fine and performing arts, at 326.2654.

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