The School of Theology. Sewanee: The University of the South

Dr. Jason Farris

Assistant University Organist

B.M., Baylor University, M.M. Baylor, University, D.M.A., University of Houston

Farris is the assistant University organist at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. In addition to playing for campus-wide liturgies in All Saints' Chapel and The School of Theology's worship in the Chapel of the Apostles, he is also the accompanist of the University and seminary choirs. In 2011, he was the organist for the University Choir's residencies at the Anglican Cathedrals of St. Albans, Rochester, and Canterbury, and is featured on the choir's latest recording, "O Praise God In His Holiness: A Three Cathedrals Tour." 

Farris was awarded the doctor of musical arts degree in organ performance at the University of Houston where he studied with Dr. Robert Bates. He earned bachelor and master of music degrees at Baylor University as a student of Dr. Joyce Jones. He is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda and Alpha Chi academic honor societies, and was the second place winner in the graduate division of the 2003 William Hall Organ Competition (San Antonio). On separate occasions, he was awarded scholarships to attend the British Organ Music Seminar in London, England and the French Organ Music Seminar in Paris, France. 

Active as a collaborative artist, he accompanies vocalists and instrumentalists at the piano, and has performed with multiple church and university choirs at the organ. Previous organ recital engagements include Christ Church (Episcopal) in Cranbrook, Mich., the Philadelphia Cathedral (Episcopal), and the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston, Texas.

Email: jpfarris@sewanee.edu

Telephone: 931.598.1205