ANDREW SCANLON is the Organist-Choirmaster at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church. Also a member of the keyboard faculty at East Carolina University, he directs the program in Organ and Sacred Music studies; and he is the Artistic Director of East Carolina Musical Arts Education Foundation (ECMAEF). Having arrived in Greenville in 2009, he left a similar situation in Pittsburgh, where, since 2005, he served as a member of the organ faculty at Duquesne University, director of music at First Presbyterian Church, and conductor of the Pittsburgh Compline Choir. He formerly held positions at St. Paul’s Cathedral (Buffalo), Christ & St. Stephen’s Church (New York City) and Marquand Chapel at Yale Divinity School. He earned the Bachelor of Music degree from Duquesne University and the Master of Music degree from Yale University, where his teachers were Ann Labounsky and Thomas Murray, respectively. Additional study has been under John Skelton, John Walker, and David Craighead. As a recitalist, Scanlon maintains a busy concert schedule, performing throughout the United States as well as in Canada and Europe, including appearances at National Conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the Organ Historical Society. He has performed concerts at some of the world’s most significant religious venues including St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue (New York), Notre-Dame Cathedral, The American Cathedral and La Trinité Church (Paris) as well as other destinations in France, Italy, England and Croatia. Scanlon has been broadcast on NPR's nationally syndicated radio program Pipedreams as well as on WQED-FM in Pittsburgh, WBFO and WNED in Buffalo, and WCRB-FM in Boston, and he is featured on two recently released OHS recordings: Historic Organs of Boston, and Historic Organs of Buffalo. In 2001, Andrew Scanlon was awarded Duquesne’s André Marchal Prize for Excellence in Performance. Andrew has also won top prizes in several playing competitions, including first prizes in the 2002 West Chester Organ Competition, and the 1999 Boston Chapter AGO Competition. Actively involved in the American Guild of Organists, Andrew serves the Guild in several capacities: he has taught at three Pipe Organ Encounters, is advisor to the East Carolina Chapter, holds the Fellowship diploma (FAGO), serves on the National Board of Examiners in Professional Certification, and was recently appointed to the National Committee on Professional Certification.
ANDREW SCANLON'S NEW CD RECORDING: Solemn and Celebratory (Raven CD)
OPPORTUNITIES TO HEAR ANDREW SCANLON IN CONCERT:
April 19, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Charlottesville, VA
May 5, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY
June 4, 2013
St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Charleston, SC
Part of "L'Organo" series of the Piccolo-Spoleto Festival
June 20, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg, VA
October 13, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, Washington, NC
November 12, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.
Central Synagogue, New York, NY
November 23, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Francis Poulenc: Organ Concerto in G Minor
with ECU Symphony Orchestra
March 7, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Saint Matthew's Lutheran Church, Wilmington, NC
Hymn Festival and Organ Recital
March 23, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
Washington Street United Methodist Church, Petersburg, VA
May 23, 2014
St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, Buffalo, NY