Published: Thu Mar 26, 2009Tennessee Tech University will host an organ recital by Judith Sullivan at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 29. Sullivan, the music minister of the United Church of Cookeville, will perform on the 1962 Schantz organ in the Wattenbarger Auditorium of the Bryan Fine Arts Building.
Although the recital is free and open to the public, the university’s music department welcomes contributions toward the upkeep and improvement of its Schantz organ, says Ted LaBar, chairman of TTU’s music department.
Sullivan’s program on Sunday will consist of Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 159a of J.S. Bach, three early chorale arrangements by Bach, Pachelbel and Held, three hymns by Dale Wood, and Suite Gothique by Leon Boellmann.
Sullivan earned a bachelor of music degree in music education from Michigan State University in East Lansing. Her graduate work was completed at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, where she earned both master of music and doctor of philosophy degrees in music education.
She studied organ with Ruth Witt of the Episcopal Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Lexington and Schuyler Robinson, professor of organ and church music at the University of Kentucky.
Sullivan has served as church musician for several denominations in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee.
Contributions toward the upkeep of TTU’s Schantz organ should be made payable to the TTU Foundation, and they can be made at the departmental office in the Bryan Fine Arts Building during business hours, to Sullivan or to Jim Brock, director of development.
For more information about contributing to the upkeep of the organ, call Brock at 931/372-3055.