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Evan Currie

Evan Wesley Currie, appointed Associate Director of Music and Organist at Myers Park United Methodist Church (2018), is a native of Charlotte, NC, and a young accomplished concert organist, pianist, and church musician. At Myers Park, Mr. Currie oversees the Myers Park Strings ensemble, directs the successful Midday Music at Myers Park Series with more than 40+ performances in the past two years, accompanies the Chancel and Chamber Choirs, and provides music for all three worship services, funerals, and weddings. 

 

Mr. Currie holds a BM (cum laude) in organ performance, with secondary concentrations in piano and vocal performance studies from Furman University ’16. He holds an MM in organ performance from the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University ’18, and he was awarded the Arthur G. Humphrey Memorial Prize for outstanding work in keyboard performance from MGSA. He has completed additional performance studies at the Accademia d’ell Arte in Arezzo, Italy, and served as an intern at The Juilliard School in New York City. His principal teachers include Renée Anne Louprette, Dr. Charles Tompkins, and Dr. John Siler (organ). Dr. Ruby Morgan (Piano), Dr. Trudy Hines Fuller and Lisa Barksdale (voice), and Dr. Rebecca Cypess (harpsichord).

 

A prize-winning organist, Mr. Currie holds multiple awards and honors from several professional organizations. In July 2019, Currie made his national debut as a returning E. Power Biggs Scholar (2018-2019) for the Organ Historical Society’s national convention in Dallas, Texas. In 2018, he competed in the George Mathison Memorial performance competition and was awarded second prize by the Brooklyn Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. In 2017, he received a full stipend to attend the Montreal Organ Festival and McGill Organ Summer Academy. During his studies at the institute, he was selected to participate in a master class for Olivier Latry, titular organist of Notre Dame of Paris.

 

As an accompanist and church musician in New York City metropolitan area, Mr. Currie worked with multiple choirs in New York and New Jersey including Music Dulce at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and the All Souls Professional Choir at All Souls Unitarian Church in NYC. He has concertized with the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey’s Summer Keyboard Festival, the Old West Organ Society of Boston MA, the Montreal Organ Festival, Arizona Music Festival Orchestra, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Charlotte Master Chorale, Charlotte Symphony Brass, and da Capo Brass ensemble, Asti Artist Series at Wingate University, and Davidson Presbyterian College “Organ at Davidson Series”. He has performed diverse large-scale works such as Rheinberger Organ Concertos No. 1 and 2, Cortege pours Orgue et Oeuvres (Litaize), and Symphony of Praise (Mendelssohn) His concert career and studies have taken him throughout the United States, Canada, Scotland, Germany, and Italy with solo recitals and collaborations. 

 

Upcoming performances include Poulenc’s Litanies à la Vierge Noire, Duruflé’s Messe Cum Jubilo, and Faure’s Requiem with The Emmanuel Episcopal Church Choir of Baltimore, MD; Myers Park Francis Chapel Organ Dedication, Belmont Abbey College Organ Series, a choral tour to Germany with the Chancel Choir of Myers Park Methodist, and Vaughan-Williams Sea Symphony with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and Charlotte Master Chorale in 2024.

 

Mr. Currie served on the executive board of the Charlotte Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and the Furman Singers Alumni Association. He is a member of several chapters of the American Guild of Organists and European Guild and is a member of the Organ Historical Society. Mr. Currie maintains a private organ and piano studio throughout Eastover and Myers Park.  

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