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Organ Conference

62nd Annual Organ Conference

Our Own “Clavierübung”
Past, Present and Future in American Keyboard Practice

October 9-11, 2022
This year’s conference returns to an in-person format.


Events subject to change.
Sunday, October 9

3:00 pm | Soderquist Atrium, Brehm Pavilion Lobby, Earl V. Moore Building
Registration

3:40pm  | Blanche Anderson Moore Hall, Earl V. Moore Building
Introduction:  Dr. James Kibbie

4:00 pm | Blanche Anderson Moore Hall, Earl V. Moore Building
Opening concert 1: James Kibbie, University of Michigan
J.S. Bach, The Pedaliter Works from Clavierübung, Volume III
(Program 4 in the series of the complete Bach organ works)

Dinner on your own

8:00 pm | Hill Auditorium
Opening concert 2: Peter Sykes, University of Michigan

Monday, October 10

8:30 am | Soderquist Atrium, Brehm Pavilion Lobby, Earl V. Moore Building
Registration

9:00 am | McIntosh Theatre, Earl V. Moore Building
Lecture Presentation: Nicole Keller, University of Michigan

10:00 am | Blanche Anderson Moore Hall, Earl V. Moore Building
Organ Recital: Students from the University of Michigan organ studios

11:00 am | McIntosh Theatre, Earl V. Moore Building,
Presentation: Michael Barone, Pipedreams, American Public Media
Keyboard Practice:  An Aural Survey of the Comings and Goings of Organ Performance Styles:  Through recordings that stretch back to the 1920s up to modern times, we’ll enjoy the rich variety of approaches by personages ‘in the know’ about the ‘proper way’ to play.

12:00 pm | Lurie Carillon, North Campus (behind the Walgreen Drama Center)
Lunchtime Carillon concert: Tiffany Ng, University of Michigan with David Jackson, trombone
Works by Connor Chee and Alison Yun-Fei Jiang in recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and the North American premiere of Sarah Davachi’s “Hall of Mirrors” for carillon and electronics

Box lunch available for an additional charge.  Information available upon registration.

Open tower time at the Lurie Carillon

1:30 pm | Britton Recital Hall, Earl V. Moore Building
Lecture-recital: Koen Van Assche, Faculty, Royal Carillon School ‘Jef Denyn’,  Belgium and President of the World Carillon Federation
“The baroque Vanden Gheyn carillons of Belgium” 

2:30 pm | Britton Recital Hall, Earl V. Moore Building
Lecture Presentation: Stephen Warner, organ technician, Music Director and  Organist at Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church, Detroit

3:45 pm | Blanche Anderson Moore Hall, Earl V. Moore Building
Lecture Presentation: Catherine Rodland, St. Olaf College

5:00 pm | Blanche Anderson Moore Hall, Earl V. Moore Building
Open Console Time on the Marilyn Mason/Fisk Organ

Dinner on your own

8:00 pm | Hill Auditorium
Concert: Jeremy David Tarrant, University of Michigan
Featuring works by Robert Schuman, César Franck, and Charles-Marie Widor

Tuesday, October 11 

8:30 am | St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 306 N Division St, Ann Arbor
Registration

9:00 am | St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Sanctuary
Improvisation Recital: Peter Sykes and Balint Karosi, Cantor at St. Peter’s Church,   NY

10:30 am | St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Sanctuary
Improvisation masterclass: Balint Karosi and students from the University of Michigan Organ Department

12:00 pm | Charles Baird Carillon, Ingalls Mall, Central Campus
Carillon Recital: Keiran Cantilina
Followed by open tower time

1:00 pm Lunch on your own

2:15  pm | St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Harpsichord Recital: Joseph Gascho, University of Michigan
From Clavichord to Clavinova:  Pedagogical and Artistic Benefits of Broad Keyboard Experiences.

3:30 pm | St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Lecture Presentation: Peter Sykes, University of Michigan

4:30 pm | St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
Open Console Time on the Richards, Fowkes & Co. Op. 25 Organ

Dinner on your own 

7:00 pm  | Charles Baird Carillon, Ingalls Mall, Central Campus
Carillon recital: Students from the University of Michigan carillon studio
Early  carillon manuscripts and “contemporary” early music 

8:00 pm | Hill Auditorium
Final concert:  Nicole Keller, University of Michigan


Register now!

Conference registration rates are:

  • Full conference: $100
  • Single day: $50
  • Student: $0 (must be currently enrolled in high school or college with valid student ID)
    Registrants will receive a follow up email with payment instructions.