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The 57th Annual
Organ Conference:
The Music of Louis Vierne

September 30 - October 3, 2017

Welcome!

It’s a pleasure to invite you to the University of Michigan’s 57th Annual Organ Conference, September 30 - October 3, 2017. This year we honor the memory of Professor Robert Glasgow with a conference on the music of Louis Vierne, presented in partnership with the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Detroit. Thanks to the generosity of Susan Goodson and our collaborating churches and organizations, University of Michigan faculty, students, alumni and guest artists will present performances, lectures and workshops on the music of Vierne and his time, including the performance of all six organ symphonies. We’ll also host the final round of our annual Organ Improvisation Competition. We look forward to welcoming you to these exceptional events.

Schedule of Events

 

Performances by

Students from the University of Michigan
Dr. Martin Jean, Yale University
Vincent Dubois, Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Paris, France; Director of the Strasbourg Conservatory
Dr. Kola Owolabi, University of Michigan
Dr. James Kibbie, University of Michigan
Dr. Naki Kripfgans, Organist, First United Methodist, Ann Arbor
Dr. Jason Alden, Alden Organ Services
Dr. Andrew Meagher, University of Michigan; St. Mary Church, St. Clair, MI
Sarah Simko, University of Michigan; Christ Church Cranbrook
Nicole Keller, Baldwin Wallace University
Dr. Jeremy Chesman, Missouri State University
Dr. Tiffany Ng, University of Michigan
Kathy Ball, Soprano, Ypsilanti, MI
The Choirs of The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Detroit
The Choirs of Most Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Detroit

Lectures & Workshops by

Dr. Lawrence Archbold, Carleton College
Michael Barone, Host, Pipedreams, American Public Media
Vincent Dubois, Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Paris, France; Director of the Strasbourg Conservatory
Jeremy David Tarrant, Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Detroit
Dr. Jason Alden, Alden Organ Services, Plano, TX
Dr. Naki Kripfgans, Organist, First United Methodist, Ann Arbor
Christine Miller, Chef, Ann Arbor

Presenters' bios (PDF)

 

Register today!

Online form
Print paper registration form here.

Would you, your church, or your business like to become a sponsor for the 57th 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 or email Julia Hoffert, Recruitment Coordinator at jspanja@umich.edu.

Louis Vierne

Louis Vierne, 1870-1937

Vincent Dubois

Vincent Dubois

Nicole Keller

Nicole Keller

Dr. Martin Jean

Dr. Martin Jean

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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower

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