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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. 

Recitals by

Scott Dettra, Church of the Incarnation, Dallas, TX
Christian Bischof, St. Margaret's Church, Munich, Germany
Dr. Kimberly Schafer, Carillonneur, Chicago, IL
Dr. Jonathan Biggers, Associate Professor of Organ, Binghamton University
Dr. Joseph Gascho, Assistant Prof. of Harpsichord, University of Michigan
Students at the University of Michigan

Dr. Tiffany Ng, Assistant Professor of Carillon, University of Michigan
Dr. James Kibbie,
Professor of Organ, University of Michigan
Dr. Kola Owolabi ,
Associate Professor of Organ, University of Michigan

Lectures & Workshops by


Dr. Joseph Gascho,
Assistant Professor of Harpsichord
Michael Barone,
Host, Pipedreams
Joseph Balistreri, Director of Music, Archdiocese of Detroit
Dr. Huw Lewis, College Organist, Hope College
Dr. Tiffany Ng, Assistant Professor of Carillon, University of Michigan
Christian Bischof, St. Margaret's Church, Munich, Germany

Dr. Eugene Rogers, Associate Director of Choirs and Associate Professor of Conducting, University of Michigan

Dr. Darlene Kuperus, Associate Organist, First United Methodist Church, Plymouth, MI

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.

 

Graduate Credit Information

Graduate credit is available. The Organ Conference may be taken for one or two credits (graduate level), through the University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre & Dance and transferred to another institution’s graduate program. For more information contact the School of Music, Theatre & Dance Admissions Office at smtd.admissions@umich.edu

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 Bischoff

 

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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