Distinguished Professors of Organ

East Carolina University School of Music continues its commitment to excellence and creativity in organ performance and sacred music studies with the appointment of the 2006-2007 Robert L. Jones Distinguished Professors of Music.

Professors Ludger Lohmann and Dame Gillian, who will join the ECU faculty in a year marked by extraordinary concerts, recitals and master classes, centered around the recently inaugurated C.B. Fisk, Opus 126.

Ludger Lohmann

Professor Ludger Lohmann

Professor for organ at Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Stuttgart. Master classes and recitals with a special focus upon the music of the J .S. Bach, the North German school and German Romanticism will be presented throughout his residencies.

Dame Gillian

Dame Gillian

Dame Gillian is one of the world’s most acclaimed concert organists, recording artist and teachers. Dame Weir will present recitals and master classes with special focus upon the music of French Romantic and Modern Schools throughout her residencies.

Jones Distinguished Professorship Residency Preview

Events open to the Public

Ludger Lohmann Residency:

Residency I:  September 11- 30, 2006 || Residency II: November 6-19, 2006

Repertoire to be covered:

  • Early music of varying national schools, ending with J.S. Bach, with special emphasis on the Chorales of the Leipzig Manuscript
  • German Romantic: Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann, Mozart,  Reger, Liszt
  • Friday Seminars: contact department for times


St. Paul’s Episcopal Church,  401 East Fourth Street, Greenville or other location to be announced


  • Sept. 22
    • Baroque Performance Practice Seminar:  Articulation in early music
    • Recital 7:30 pm
  • Sept. 23
    • Public master class 9 am – 5 pm
  • Nov. 17
    • Registration in German Romantic Music with a special focus on Mendelssohn, Brahms, Liszt and Reger
    • Recital  7:30 pm
  • Nov. 18
    • Public master class 9 am – 5 pm

Gillian Weir Residency:

Residency I: January 22-February 9, 2007 || Residency II: March 21-April 5

Music to be covered:

Organ works of Franck, the French Symphonic School and Messiaen as well as French Classical and music of J.S. Bach.


  • Jan. 25 – 27: Religious Arts Festival
  • Jan. 26: Recital  7:30 pm
  • Jan. 27:  Master class for Festival Attendees
  • March 23: The organ works of Olivier Messiaen; Recital 7:30 pm
  • March 24: Public master class  9 am – 5 pm