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The 56th Annual
Conference on Organ Music

October 2-4, 2016

Welcome!

The University of Michigan Department of Organ would like to invite you to the 56th Annual Conference on Organ Music and the 5th Annual Organ Improvisation Competition, October 2nd-4th in Ann Arbor.  It is singular in the organ world for its longevity. We are excited to feature a wonderful array of artists and lecturers from the United States and Europe in addition to offerings by Michigan faculty and students. 

We are especially pleased this year to inaugurate the beautiful Willard Martin harpsichord generousy donated to the Department of Organ by Dr. Michele Johns, who directed our program of Sacred Music studies for 33 years.

Recitals by

Christian Bischof, St. Margaret's Church, Munich, Germany
Scott Dettra, Church of the Incarnation, Dallas, TX
Prof. Joseph Gascho, University of Michigan
Prof. Tiffany Ng, University of Michigan
Prof. Kola Owolabi, University of Michigan
Dr. Kimberly Schafer, Carillonneur, Chicago, IL
Students in the Organ Department: Matthew Durham, Andrew Earhart, Andrew Lang, Meghan Meloy Ness, Jim Renfer, Dean Robinson, Jennifer Shin, Sarah Simko, Emily Solomon

Lectures & Workshops by

Joseph Balistreri, Director of Music, Archdiocese of Detroit and Visiting Faculty, University of Michigan
Michael Barone, Host, Pipedreams, American Public Media
Christian Bischof, St. Margaret's Church, Munich, Germany
Prof. Joseph Gascho, University of Michigan
Prof. James Kibbie, University of Michigan  
Dr. Darlene Kuperus, Associate Organist, First United Methodist Church, Plymouth, MI and Visiting Faculty, University of Michigan
Dr. Huw Lewis, Hope College, Holland, MI
Prof. Tiffany Ng, University of Michigan
Prof. Eugene Rogers, University of Michigan

Would you, your church, or your business like to become a sponsor for the 56th Annual Conference on Organ Music?

Contact Colin Knapp at knappcr@umich.edu for more information.

The Organ Department

Credit courses are offered in the University of Michigan Department of Organ toward the degrees of Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance and Sacred Music, Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance and Sacred Music with Teacher Certification, Bachelor of Musical Arts, Master of Music (Organ Performance, Harpsichord Performance, Carillon Performance, Sacred Music or Early Keyboard instruments), and Doctor of Musical Arts (Organ Performance, Harpsichord Performance or Sacred Music). Students wishing to apply and audition may visit the “Prospective Students” section of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance website (www.music.umich.edu) or email Julia Hoffert, Recruitment Coordinator at jspanja@umich.edu.

 

 

 

 

Christian Bischoff

Christian Bischof

 

Scott Dettra

Scott Dettra

 

Kimberly Schafer

Dr. Kimberly Schafer

 

 

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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower

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