Church organists of all abilities will have opportunities to improve their skills during workshops offered this summer at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind.
The workshops are designed for organists who are already playing, whether they have years of experience or recently began playing.
Workshops offered this year are:
- “Beginning Improvisation,” June 14-18, with organ instructors Dr. Donald Rotermund and Kantor Kevin Hildebrand, and theology instructor Dr. Paul Grime.
- “Organist Primer,” June 21-25, with organ instructor Kantor Kevin Hildebrand and theology instructor Kantor Richard Resch.
- “Level I,” July 12-16, with Resch and Grime.
This workshop is for organists who would like to begin or review basic ideas in the art of improvisation. It includes demonstrations by the instructors, as well as hands-on experience by the students.
This beginning workshop is designed for organists who do not use pedals, who use only one foot, or who want to lean more of the basics of service playing. It includes instruction about fundamental music understanding and organ vocabulary.
This workshop focuses on service playing, hymnody, church year, and music for weddings and funerals, and includes discussion about the pastor-musician relationship. This level is designed for organists who have taken the Primer Level or are using both feet in their playing.
Posted March 17, 2010