Dr. Marcus St. Julien
Dr. St. Julien has often accompanied our founder and singers during our summer tours throughout Louisiana. He is a native of New Orleans, where his training included piano study with Marie Théard and organ study with Anne L. Ganucheau, Elise Cambon and Herndon Spillman. He holds the Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance from Loyola University, and the Master of Music degree in music theory from Indiana University. Dr. St. Julien earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, under the direction of Clyde Holloway.
From 1983 to 2004 Dr. St. Julien was Organist-Choirmaster at the Church of St. Thérèse of Lisieux in Sugar Land, Texas, and played for many functions of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. In April of 1992 he won first prize at the graduate level of the twenty-first annual Wm. C. Hall Pipe Organ competition in San Antonio, Texas. He has been heard in recital throughout the South, including a program for the 1989 national convention of the Organ Historical Society in New Orleans, as well as the dedication recital of the Dobson pipe organ at St. Joseph's Abbey in Covington, Louisiana in 2001. His recording of the St. Joseph?s Abbey dedication program was released in 2004 by Raven Records.
Dr. St. Julien is an Assistant Professor of organ, music theory and voice in the College of Music and Fine Arts at Loyola University in New Orleans. He is the organist and choir director of Temple Sinai Reform Congregation, and organist of Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church. He has presented five previous faculty recitals for Loyola University, including the complete organ works of César Franck in a three-part recital series jointly sponsored by Loyola and Temple Sinai.