University of Alabama
June 25-30, 2017
POEA is for students in grades 9-12 who have achieved a high level of success in organ study. Unlike POE, prospective students must submit an audition recording in order to apply. POEA provides a unique opportunity for participants to meet and interact with peers who have similar interests.
- Daily organ lessons with artist faculty
- Practice time on a variety of pipe organs
- Workshops and masterclasses
- Classes in areas such as pipe organ construction and design; improvisation and organ literature
- Faculty Organ Recitals
- Final POEA student recital
- Special guest lecturer: Fred Teardo, Director of Music and Organist, Cathedral Church of the Advent
Joby Bell, Associate Professor of Organ, Appalachian State University
Lynne Davis, Associate Professor of Music, Wichita State University
Isabelle Demers, Assistant Professor of Organ, Baylor University
Faythe Freese, Professor of Organ, The University of Alabama
Nathan Laube, Assistant Professor of Organ, Eastman School of Music
Shelly Morman-Stahlman, Professor of Music, Lebanon Valley College
Bruce Neswick, Director of Music, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, Oregon
*This faculty is subject to change without notice.
Moller, 4 manuals, 100 ranks – Cathedral Church of the Advent
Holtkamp, 4 manuals, 86 ranks – The University of Alabama
Dobson, 3 manuals, 82 ranks – Independent Presbyterian Church
Letourneau, 3 manuals, 80 ranks – First Presbyterian Church
Dyer, 3 manuals, 45 ranks – First United Methodist Church
Casavant, 2 manuals, 45 ranks – Covenant Presbyterian Church
Austin, 3 manuals, 35 ranks – Christ Episcopal Church
Schlicker, 3 manuals, 30 ranks – Calvary Baptist Church
Holtkamp, 2 manuals, 28 ranks – Canterbury Episcopal Church
Holtkamp, 2 manuals, 27 ranks – St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
Schlicker, 2 manuals, 2 ranks – University of Alabama
Walcker, 2 manuals, 16 ranks – University of Alabama
Walcker, 2 manuals, 15 ranks – University Presbyterian Church
Housing will be provided on the campus of the University of Alabama in air-conditioned, double occupancy dormitory rooms. There will be full time supervision by POEA staff. All meals will be provided from Sunday dinner through Friday lunch.
Transportation will be provided from and to the Birmingham airport or Tuscaloosa train station, if needed, as well as to and from all events during the week.
Pipe Organ Encounters is a non-profit educational outreach program of the American Guild of Organists. Major funding for Pipe Organ Encounters is provided by the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America. Additional support is provided by the American Institute of Organbuilders and the Jordan Organ Endowment. Permanently endowed AGO scholarships are provided in memory of Charlene Brice Alexander, Robert S. Baker, Seth Bingham, Michael Cohen, Virgil Fox, Clarence Dickinson, Philip Hahn, Charles N. Henderson, Alfred E. Lunsford, Ruth Milliken, Bruce Prince-Joseph, Ned Siebert, and Martin M. Wick; and in honor of Anthony Baglivi, Philip E. Baker, Gordon and Naomi Rowley, Fred Swann, Morgan and Mary Simmons, and the Leupold Foundation.
Scholarship assistance is available through the American Guild of Organists. Please contact the Director, Dr. Faythe Freese, for information on initiating the online scholarship process. In addition, students may contact AGO chapters or religious institutions if fi nancial aid is needed.