Seminar since 1986
Play and Study Historic Organs at the Great Cathedrals and Churches of France, Holland, and Spain.
SPECIAL EVENT NEW THIS YEAR:
JORDAN DEROUEN WINS FOMS COMPETITION
Jordan DeRouen, a graduate student majoring in organ at Southern Methodist University, is the winner of an organ competition sponsored by the French Organ Music Seminar. Judges for the competition were Jill Hunt, Jens Korndoerfer, Charles Ore, Ray Peebles, D. H. Clark, and Kiyo Watanabe. The name of the composition is “Toccata on Victimae Paschali Laudes.” Composed in January, 2015, it is a 3 minute toccata of medium difficulty.
In high school, Jordan studied the organ with Dr. Fred Sahlmann, professor emeritus of piano and organ at McNeese State University. After graduating from high school, Jordan earned his Bachelors of Sacred Music at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, where he studied organ with Dr. Mary de Ville. In addition to his studies at Northwestern, Jordan studied organ improvisation with E. Ray Peebles, organist and artist in residence at First United Methodist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana
Jordan is currently a graduate student at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where he is pursuing his Masters in Organ Performance, studying with renowned concert artist Stefan Engels. Jordan has also participated in the French Organ Music Seminar (FOMS, www.bfoms.com) where he was able to receive instruction from some of the most influential organists in the world such as Louis Robillard, Sophie-
Jordan has served as Director of Music and Organist for St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Zwolle, La., Organist for the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Natchitoches, La., and Organist-
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