If you live in or are visiting Utah, mark your calendars for April 21, 2012 (TOMORROW!) from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
The Utah Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is presenting Super Saturday, Training for the Church Organist (a free event with lunch included). The event will be held at the Harris Fine Arts building on the BYU campus in Provo, UT. This year's keynote speaker is Tabernacle Organist Clay Christiansen. Clay will also be presiding over a hymn playing masterclass and doing an organ music demonstration. There will also be many classes for beginning, intermediate, and advanced organists.
Workshop instructors will include Tabernacle Organist, Clay Christiansen, BYU organ faculty, and other AGO organ specialists. These classes include:
Organ Essentials I, Manual Technique
Organ Essentials II, Pedal Technique
Organ Essentials III, Registration
Preludes From Hymns
Hymn Master Class
Hymn Playing Protocol
New In Print
Theory for Organists
Organ Arrangements from Piano Choir Music
Organ Lab Instruction
Inside a Pipe Organ
Service Playing: Worship or Performance
Pianist to Organist & Other Organ Resources
Understanding Hymn Text
Performing with Confidence
30 minute recital: Parker Ludwig
It will be a great day of workshops, and best of all, everything (including lunch) is free! If you live close enough to come, I highly recommend it. I'll be helping in the organ lab during the first hour of classes, and playing for the master class the second hour.
Hope to see you there!
If you don't live close to Provo, UT, check the AGO website to find a chapter near you:
The American Guild of Organists is a wonderful resource for organists, and if you aren't already, I recommend that you become involved in your local chapter.