January 11, 2019 7:30 p.m.End:
January 11, 2019 9 p.m.Location: Sursa Performance Hall
Aaron Tan is a Canadian organist, engineer, and pianist. His primary musical tutelage has been under John Tuttle, David Palmer, and Joel Hastings. He has won numerous noteworthy contests and scholarships on both instruments including the Toronto RCCO Young Organists Competition, the Osborne Organ Competition of the Summer Institute of Church Music (Ontario), the RCCO's National Organ Playing Competition, the Charlotte Hoyt Bagnall Scholarship for Church Musicians, the Lilian Forsyth Scholarship, the West Chester University Organ Competition, the Arthur Poister Scholarship Competition, the Sursa American Organ Competition, and the XVI Poland International Piano Festival Competition. In July 2018, he received both first and audience prizes in the prestigious AGO National Young Artists (NYACOP) competition.
He also graduated with a Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Michigan and continued there as a postdoctoral researcher, studying polymer thin films. He recently completed a four-year position as Organ Scholar at St. John's Episcopal Church in Detroit, Michigan, working with Huw Lewis. He is currently Artist in Residence at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Detroit, as well as Assistant Organist at Christ Church Cranbrook.
Learn more about guest artist Aaron Tan.
Program to include works by Joseph Jongen, Jeanne Demessieux, J. S. Bach, Maurice Duruflé, Georges Bizet (trans. Hastings), William Bolcom, and Louis Vierne.
This recital is presented by the Muncie Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Learn more about the AGO.
Free and open to the public