Magazine article The American Organist

Indiana University: Sacred Music Intensive Course

Magazine article The American Organist

Indiana University: Sacred Music Intensive Course

Article excerpt

This event, held June 5-9,2017, was the third such happening and nearly annual; it was suspended last year because of a renovation on the campus. The brainchild of Jacobs School of Music organ department chair Janette Fishell and choral arts professor Walter Huff, it is indeed what it says: an intensive organ and choral experience where participants form a choir, study organ and choral music, as well as receive individual instruction in these areas. Other faculty members include Marilyn Keiser, Yumiko Tatsuta, Rachel Mikol, Amy Hamburg Mead, Christopher Young, and Patrick Fischer.

The schedule is full: a daily two-hour choir rehearsal, one-hour sessions covering many aspects of choral music, organ repertoire, anthem reading, problem solving, and individual coaching in organ and vocal work. Participants stay busy all day long with the evenings generally free. New this year was a daily "body/ mind/spirit" post-lunch session, as well as carillon playing.

The organ faculty presented an hourlong recital in Auer Hall on the C.B. Fisk organ Monday evening to kick off the week. Varied repertoire included liturgical and nonliturgical compositions. Elegant and beautiful playing was heard, surely a motivation for all to "do better."

As a culmination to the week's work, a public recital is presented Friday evening of she choral anthems, accompanied as needed by workshop participants, as well as five organists presenting solo works. The appreciative audience joined the SMI Chorale in singing two hymns, accompanied with vigor by participating organists. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.