Minion will study with Michel Bouvard, professor of organ at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Toulouse, focusing her research on Charles-Marie Widor’s “Symphonie Romane, Op. 73” in conjunction with the organ at the Basilica of St. Sernin. “Toulouse, where I’ll be studying, has a lot of really nice organs in the area ranging from about the time of Louis XIV to the present,” Katie said. “For my research project, that’s absolutely perfect.”
IU Bloomington is home to several C.B. Fisk pipe organs, including Op. 91 in the Indiana Memorial Union, Op. 135 in Auer Hall and the IU Auditorium Organ, built in 1889 and installed at IU in 1944. The Fulbright-Marillonet Fellowship is a special nine-month grant awarded to one artist each year who applies to study in France. It is sponsored by the Fulbright Program and the Marillonet Foundation. Katie is a Jacobs Scholar and senior organ performance major with a minor in French.