Rulon Christiansen (b. 1949) — Morning Aria (1986) for organ
American organist Rulon Christiansen (b. 1949) was born in Utah and began organ studies with Alexander Schreiner and Robert Cundick. He was educated at Brigham Young University and the Eastman School of Music (where he studied with Russell Saunders.) Christiansen won first place in the National Federation of Music Clubs Competition, was finalist in the MTNA Competition, and semifinalist in the AGO Improvisation Competition. He studied in France with Gaston Litaize and Andre Fleury and has performed in concert in various cities throughout the United States under the auspices of Artist Recitals Concert Management of Los Angeles. As a composer, Christiansen studied with Robert Manookin, Merrill Bradshaw, and Samuel Adler, and his work appears in the catalogs of several music publishers. He has held numerous professional church positions as organist and choir director in churches in New York and Utah and has also performed many recitals as guest organist at the Salt Lake Tabernacle.
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