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Thomas Mellan to St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Boston

October 10, 2021
Thomas Mellan
Thomas Mellan

Thomas Mellan is appointed organist for St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Boston, Massachusetts.

A member of The Diapason’s 20 Under 30 Class of 2019, Mellan is a French/American organist, composer, pianist, and harpsichordist. He has performed in spaces such as Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles; Église Saint-Eustache, Paris; the Wanamaker Organ, Philadelphia; and on historic instruments throughout Europe. He gave the Ukrainian premiere of Messiaen’s Livre d’Orgue as part of his residency in Lviv, and in 2020 he was the first person to arrange, perform, and record Chopin’s Twelve Etudes, op. 10, for the organ.

Thomas Mellan’s compositions have been performed across America, Europe, and Asia. His output includes chamber and orchestral works, virtuoso works for flute and clarinet, boundary-pushing music for the pipe organ, and a 35-minute set of polyphonic, serial inventions for solo violin. He received his bachelor’s and two master’s degrees (organ: 2019; composition: 2020) from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. He studied organ with Cherry Rhodes and Jean Guillou, counterpoint with Neal Desby and Morten Lauridsen, and composition with Frank Ticheli, Andrew Norman, and Donald Crockett.

For information: https://www.instagram.com/thomas_mellan/?hl=en


Other recent appointments:

Andrew Scanlon to Church of the Advent, Boston

Noah Smith to St. John's Episcopal, Tulsa

Daniel Ficarri to Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City