Sursa Family Concert Organ

Goulding & Wood, Opus 45

Eighth Season / 2013-2014

Sursa Performance Hall / Music Instruction Building / Ball State University

Muncie, Indiana


Martin Jean

Guest Recital:
Sursa Performance Hall
Sunday, March 16, 2014
4:00 p.m.

The program is free and open to the public


Martin Jean has risen to the highest ranks of the world's concert organists and is recognized widely as a brilliant, warmly communicative artist and readily appealing personality. As the winner of two of the most prestigious organ competitions in the world, he has concertized extensively throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.

In 1986 Martin Jean was awarded first prize at the international Grand Prix de Chartres competition, held bi-annually at the Chartres Cathedral, France. As part of this prize, he was invited several times for concert tours of France, England and Luxembourg, where he played at the cathedrals of Poitiers, Chartres, Orléans, Chichester, Oxford and St. Alban's. He also appeared in concert at Radio France in Paris as part of a recital series commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Louis Vierne, a performance which was broadcast live over much of western Europe. A testament to the respect which he has earned in France because of his win there, he has been invited by the competition's board of directors to be one of the judges for the 1998 Chartres competition. He was a featured performer at the 2004 national convention of the American Guild of Organists held in Los Angeles and will be at the organizations's 2006 national convention in Chicago.

In 1992 he won first prize at the National Young Artists' Competition in Organ Performance, held bi-annually by the American Guild of Organists, in Atlanta, Georgia, at its national convention. Since then, he has played over 40 recitals, including appearances at the 1993 International Congress of Organists in Montréal, the Meyerson Symphony Hall in Dallas, the Naples Performing Arts Center in Florida, the Riverside Church in New York City and as soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC.

In addition, he has also won first prizes at the 1984 University of Michigan International Organ Performance Competition and the 1985 Flint National Organ Competition. He was also a finalist in the Calgary International Organ Festival Competition in 1990.

Dr. Jean is Professor of Organ at the Yale School of Music and Director of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. Prior to assuming his position at Yale, he served as Associate Professor of Music and University Organist at Valparaiso University in Indiana and as Associate Professor of Music at Concordia College in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Organ Events 2013-2014

Doctor of Arts recital: Yoonsung Yeo, Friday, November 15, 7:30 p.m.
Inaugural Faculty Recital,
Raúl Prieto Ramírez, Sunday, November 24, 3:00 p.m.
Faculty Recital, Raúl Prieto Ramírez, Sunday, February 23, 3:00 p.m.
Guest Artist: Martin Jean, Professor of Organ, Yale University, Sunday, March 16, 4:00 p.m.

Organ Events 2012-2013

Doctor of Arts recital: Cindy Romano, Friday, January 11, 7:30 p.m.
Masterclass: Paul Jacobs,
Chair, Organ Department, Juilliard School of Music, Saturday, February 23, 10:00 p.m.
Guest Artist: Paul Jacobs, Chair, Organ Department, Juilliard School of Music, Sunday, February 24, 7:30 p.m.
Guest Artist: Joyce Johnson, Professor Emerita, Spelman College, Sunday, April 7, 4:00 p.m.
Ball State Chamber Choir and Concert Choir, Andrew Crow, conductor, including Berstein's Chichester Psalms, Kirby Koriath, organ, Sunday, April 21, 3:00 p.m.

Organ Events 2011-2012

Muncie Symphony Orchestra Guest Artist: Ann Sursa Carney, Saturday, October 15, 7:30 p.m.
Guest Artist: Ra
úl Prieto Ramírez, Thursday, March 15, 7:30 p.m.

Organ Events 2010-2011

Guest Artist: Rubin Abdoullin, dean, Conservatory of Music, Kazan, Russia, Tuesday, November 9, 7:30 p.m.

Junior Organ Recital, Bahar Annadurdiyeva, Monday, January 10, 5:30 p.m.

Senior Organ Recital, Madelin Foster, Tuesday, February 15, 5:30 p.m.

Ball State Concert Choir, Andrew Crow, conductor, including Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, Kirby Koriath, organ, Friday, March 25, 7:30 p.m.

Guest Artist: Paul Jacobs, Chair, Organ Department, Juilliard School of Music, Sunday, April 17, 4:00 p.m.

Faculty Artist Series: Kirby Koriath, organ, with guest artist, Kristi Koriath, Sunday, June 12, 4:00 p.m.


Organ Events 2009-2010

Guest Artist: Peter Richard Conte, Grand Court Organist, Wanamaker Organ, Philadelphia’s Macy’s department store, Sunday, January 24, 3:00 p.m.

New Music Festival, Europa Fanfare for wind ensemble with organ, Charles Reader, conductor, Kirby Koriath, organ, February 12.


Organ Events 2008-2009

Guest artist: Rubin Abdoullin, dean, Conservatory of Music, Kazan, Russia, Sunday, November 9, 3:00 p.m.

Guest artist: Karen Schneider-Kirner, Assistant Organist, Basilica of the Sacred Heart, University of Notre Dame, Monday, March 16, 8:00 p.m.

Ball State Symphony Orchestra, Bohuslav Rattay, conductor, Kirby Koriath, organ - Saint-Saens Organ Symphony, April 30.


Organ Events 2007-2008

Guest artist: Samuel Porter, Sunday, October 14, 2007, 3:00 p.m.

Guest recital: Caroline Smith, soprano; Carla Edwards, organ, Sunday, November 11, 2007, 8:00 p.m.

Guest artist: Yoon-Mi Lim, Sunday, April 13, 2008, 3:00 p.m.


Inaugural Organ Series 2006-2007

Ad from October 2006 TAO showing inaugural series.

Program copy for James David Christie inaugural recital, with Ann Sursa Carney, October 22 (This program includes the organ specification).

Program copy for Kirby Koriath recital, Tuesday, January 9, 2007, 7:30 p.m.

Program copy for Scott Montgomery recital, Sunday, March 25, 2007, 4:00 p.m.


Photos of the organ, Sursa Performance Hall, and the Music Instruction Building

Photos by K. Koriath of Goulding & Wood, Opus 45, Sursa Performance Hall, Music Instruction Building, Ball State University: balcony side, floor center, rear balcony, console


Photo of Music Instruction Building, showing the light painting, entitled First Symphony, by Stephen Knapp


Driving directions to Ball State University, Campus map. The Music Instruction Building (MIB) is on the southeast corner of Riverside and McKinley, item #52 on the map.  Best parking is in the parking structure directly south of the MIB, #58.  Parking is free after 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday.