Prelude in e minor, "The Great" | Nicolaus Bruhns (1665-1697)
Prelude and Fugue in e minor, BWV 548 | Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 653
Jesus Christus unser Heiland, BWV 666
Scherzo in D-minor, Op 65. No 10 | Max Reger (1873-1916)
Chorale Varié sur le thème du Veni Creator, Op. 4 | Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Evan Wesley Currie will begin pursuing an Artist Diploma in organ performance at the Mason Gross School of the Arts in the Fall of 2018. Mr. Currie holds a Master of Music degree in Organ Performance from Mason Gross School of the Arts, studying with acclaimed organist, Renée Anne Louprette. During his graduate studies at Mason Gross, Mr. Currie was awarded the Arthur G. Humphrey Memorial Prize for outstanding work in keyboard music. He is also the recipient of the David A. Drinkwater and Gladwell-Durham scholarship for excellence in keyboard performance.
Evan is a member of the Rutgers University Glee Club, Kirkpatrick Choir, the Mason Gross Baroque Ensemble, Chamber Ensemble, and currently holds the position of the accompanist for the Rutgers University Choir. A graduate of Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, Evan earned a Bachelor of Music degree, cum laude, in organ performance as a student of Dr. Charles Tompkins. During his time at Furman, Evan served as the Chancel Choir Accompanist and was awarded the prestigious Dr. A Elbert Adams Scholarship, Saunders-Davis Music Scholarship, and the Lindsay Smith Organ Scholarship for excellence in organ performance. In addition to the organ, Evan studied piano with Dr. Ruby Morgan and voice with Mrs. Lisa Barksdale. An accomplished baritone, he made his vocal debut in Handel’s Messiah at Furman. He has completed additional performance studies in Arezzo, Italy at the Accademia d’ell Arte and served as an intern at The Juilliard School in New York City.
A sought after accompanist, Mr. Currie has collaborated with multiple choirs in the New York City and New Jersey areas such as Musica Dolceat St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the All Souls Professional Choir at All Souls Unitarian Church in New York City.
As a recitalist, and guest artist, Mr. Currie has presented and collaborated in various musical performances throughout New York City, Boston, Washington D.C., Charlotte, Greenville, Montreal, and Arezzo, Rome, and Milan, Italy.
Recently, Mr. Currie was named an E. Powers Biggs Fellow for the Organ Historical Society’s 2018 Convention in Rochester, New York. In addition to this fellowship, Mr. Currie was awarded second prize in the American Guild of Organists Brooklyn Chapter’s 2018 George Mathison Memorial Competition and a full stipend to attend the Montreal Organ Festival and McGill Organ Summer Academy. During his studies at the institute, Evan was selected to participate in a master class with Olivier Latry, titular-organist of Notre-Dame of Paris. Currie has also concertized under the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey’s Summer Keyboard Festival in Madison New Jersey.
In January of 2017, Mr. Currie was appointed the Director of Music and Organist at Bridgewater United Methodist Church in Bridgewater, New Jersey, where he currently overseas a multifaceted and diverse music program comprised of 4 choirs, and multiple instrumental and bell ensembles. Previous positions held include Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church of Denver, as well as The Second Presbyterian Church and Lee Road United Methodist Church of Greenville.
Currie is a member of the American Guild of Organists, New York City and European Chapters and The Organ Historical Society.