Updated: Oct 16, 2019
All are invited to a special music prelude to the 10 am service on Sunday, June 23, 2019 by our own Oak Martin. Oak will perform a mini-concert for us beginning at 9:40 am. Oak is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy. He will be attending Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where he is the winner of 1 of their 2 organ scholarships.
Oak Martin is a student of Alan Morrison at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Organ Scholar at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church where he plays for regular Sunday liturgies and other services, and accompanies the choirs. In 2019, he graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan where he studied with Tom Bara, organ, and John Bragle, voice, where he received a fine arts award in Organ. Prior to attending the academy, Oak was Organ Scholar at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta under Shannon Gallier, and was regularly called upon to assist at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church with Scott Atchison.
In 2016 and 2017 he took first prize in the Cumming First United Methodist Church Rising Stars Music Competition. In 2017 he was awarded the Best Bach Performance Prize at the Columbia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists Young Organists Competition. He has also received scholarships from the Atlanta chapter of the American Guild of Organists, the Royal School of Church Music, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and the Curtis Institute of Music.
As a concert artist, he has performed on the programs of St. Philip’s Cathedral, Atlanta, GA; St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta, St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, Marietta, GA; Cumming First United Methodist Church, Cumming, GA; Trinity Episcopal Church, Danville, KY; and Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI. He has accompanied numerous ensembles, instrumentalists, and choral festivals.