In case you missed it, here’s the audio from Evan Cogswell’s recital on Friday, March 8:
Ricercar III (FbWV 409) – Johann Jakob Froberber (1616-1667)
Sonata III – Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Wondrous Love, Variations on a Shape Note Hymn – Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Te Deum, op. 11 – Jeanne Demessieux (1921-1968)
Evan Cogswell is a second-year doctoral student at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University where he studies organ with Christopher Young. Evan is currently the organist for Speedway Christian Church in Indianapolis, and he is also the associate instructor for the IU organ department, where he teaches secondary organ lessons. Prior to attending IU, Evan received his Masters of Music from the Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music under the tutelage of Martin Jean. While at Yale, Evan gave several lectures on the organ music of Olivier Messiaen, a favorite topic of his. Evan also worked at Yale as an organ scholar for Marquand Chapel, and he taught several graduate theory classes as a music theory TA. Evan did his undergraduate work at the Hartt School, from which he graduated summa cum laude with a dual degree in composition and organ performance. At Hartt Evan commissioned and premiered several new chamber works for the organ and other instruments. Evan was the second-place young professional finalist in the 2017 Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival Competition. In addition to organ playing, Evan enjoys tropical fish keeping and film watching.