Topic: College of Fine Arts

April 9, 2008

Yoon Mi Lim
Yoon-Mi Lim
The last performance of the academic year showcasing the Sursa Family Concert Organ will be at 3 p.m. April 13 at Sursa Performance Hall in Ball State's Music Instruction Building.

Yoon-Mi Lim, winner of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) 2004 National Young Artist Competition, will perform the concert, which is free and open to the public.

"Having already played over 25 recitals as a result of winning the AGO competition, she is certainly one of the finest young organists in the country today," said Kirby Koriath, Ball State's graduate music program coordinator and professor of church and organ music. "Her program is varied, both in the colors the organ will display and in the virtuosity of the pieces. Reflecting a growing trend, in addition to music composed for the organ, she will play an orchestral transcription - Elgar's 'Pomp and Circumstance Military March No.1.'"

Lim is a practicing church musician in Columbus, Ind., and is at the dissertation stage in her doctoral studies at Indiana University Bloomington.

Although Lim's performance is the last in this year's series, Koriath said two organ recitals are planned for the 2008-2009 academic year.

The 50-stop pipe organ was made possible by a $1 million gift from David and Mary Jane Sursa, longtime supporters of the arts at Ball State. It was premiered during an October 2006 concert featuring the Sursas' daughter, Ann Sursa Carney, and international concert organist James David Christie.

The organ is the crown jewel of Ball State's Music Instruction Building, completed in 2004. In addition to the organ, the building features the world-class, tunable 600-seat performance venue and a state-of-the-art digital sound studio.

For more information, contact Koriath at 765-285-5502 or visit

By Jennifer Strempka