June 2010 Newsletter – Special Pipe Organ Encounter Issue

The Opus – June 2010 –PDF File

AGO St. Louis . Pipe Organ Encounter Schedule

SUNDAY, JUNE 13

5:00 . 6:00 p.m. CHECK-IN, DINNER FOR STUDENTS
St. Joseph Hall/Ryan Hall, Fontbonne gel Church, 6303 Nottingham 63109
Host: Bruce Ludwick

11:45 a.m. . 12:15 p.m. ORGAN CRAWL IV
St. Mark.s Episcopal Church, 4714 Clifton 63109
Host: Barbara Raedeke

1:00 . 4:00 p.m. PRIVATE LESSONS, PRACTICE TIME

4:30 . 5:30 p.m. WORKSHOP I -Introduction to Mechanical Action Organs
Christopher Marks
First Unitarian Church, 5007 Waterman 63108

7:30 p.m. ORGAN RECITAL – Andrew Peters, organist and guest artists
Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place 63108
Reception to follow


TUESDAY, JUNE 15

9:00 . 9:50 a.m. WORKSHOP II
.Improvisation, part 1 . Bruce Ludwick
Bethel Lutheran Church, 7001 Forsyth Blvd. at Big Bend 63105

10:00 . 10:50 a.m. WORKSHOPS III
.Beginners: Registration for Beginners . Kathleen Bolduan
Bethel Lutheran Church, 7001 Forsyth Blvd. at Big Bend 63105

.Advanced: Hymn Playing . Douglas Cleveland
Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 7148 Forsyth 63105

11:00 . 11:50 a.m. WORKSHOPS IV
.Beginners: Hymn Playing . Douglas Cleveland
Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 7148 Forsyth 63105

.Advanced: How to Practice . Michael Bauer
Bethel Lutheran Church, 7001 Forsyth Blvd. at Big Bend 63105

1:00 . 4:00 p.m. PRIVATE LESSONS, PRACTICE TIME

4:15 . 5:15 p.m. WORKSHOP V
.Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes: Helping the Body Work Naturally
Wilma Jensen, presenter
Graham Chapel, Washington University, Forsyth & Skinker Blvds.

6:30 . 10:00 p.m. EXCURSION TO THE ST. LOUIS GATEWAY ARCH


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16

9:30 a.m. . 12:30 p.m. WICKS ORGAN COMPANY FACILITY TOUR
1100 5th Street, Highland, Illinois 62249

1:15 . 4:15 p.m. PRIVATE LESSONS, PRACTICE TIME

5:00 . 6:00 p.m. WORKSHOP VI
.Improvisation, part 2 . Bruce Ludwick
St. Gabriel the Archangel Church, 6303 Nottingham 63109

7:30 p.m. GUEST ORGAN RECITAL -Michael Unger, organist
St. Mark.s Episcopal Church, 4714 Clifton 63109
Reception to follow.


THURSDAY, JUNE 17

9:00 . 9:50 a.m. WORKSHOPS VII
.Beginners: How to Practice . Michael Bauer
First Congregational Church, 6501 Wydown 63105

.Advanced: Easy Repertoire for Organ . Douglas Cleveland
Church of St. Michael & St. George, 6345 Wydown 63105

10:00 . 10:50 a.m. WORKSHOPS VIII
.Beginners: Service Music for the Year . Heather Martin Cooper
Church of St. Michael & St. George, 6345 Wydown 63105

.Advanced: 20thCentury Music . Carla Edwards
First Congregational Church, 6501 Wydown 63105

11:00 . 11:50 a.m. WORKSHOP IX

.Body Mechanics . Carla Edwards
First Congregational Church, 6501 Wydown 63105

1:00 . 4:00 p.m. PRIVATE LESSONS, PRACTICE TIME

7:30 p.m. GUEST FACULTY ORGAN RECITAL
Christ Church Cathedral, 1210 Locust 63103
Reception to follow.


FRIDAY, JUNE 18

8:30 . 9:00 a.m. STUDENT CHECKOUT
St. Joseph Hall, Fontbonne University

9:15 . 10:00 a.m. MORNINGSTAR MUSIC SALE
First Congregational Church, 6501 Wydown 63105

10:15 a.m. STUDENT ORGAN RECITAL
First Congregational Church, 6501 Wydown 63105

11:30 a.m. POE ADJOURNS; STUDENT PICKUP
First Congregational Church


Many Hands Make the 2010 POE Light Work

The words that make up the heading of this piece may soundtrite, but they are definitely most appropriate as we approach theJune 13-18 date for the St. Louis AGO Chapter.s Pipe OrganEncounter. Without the committee members and numerousvolunteers listed on these pages, this event would not be possible.So it seems necessary that, as a part of this special OPUS edition,we thank those who will make the POE an exciting, informativeand inspirational event for our many students.

First, thanks to the steering committee that has worked formonths on the many details that go into making our event asuccess: Denis Doelling, treasurer; Emily Pearce, secretary/registrar; Cathy Cassy, housing coordinator; Bruce Ludwick,transportation coordinator; J D Brooks, facilities coordinator;Janet Spencer, faculty coordinator; Dr. Stephen Mager, publicitycoordinator; and Brent Johnson, funding coordinator.

We also thank those who have made their church, school, orparish facilities available for our use. And we offer our profoundgratitude to those of you who have volunteered as teachers,coordinators, chaperones, runners, drivers, secretaries, ushers,and more. Your commitment and contribution . the many handsreferenced here. are what will ensure that our plans may befulfilled.

Finally, we gratefully acknowledge those companies andindividuals who have offered financial contributions and gift itemsin support of this Pipe Organ Encounter.We hope that Chapter members will attend a recital during thePOE event or drop by one of the workshops. Showing your interestin our young students will go a long way toward inspiringthem to enjoy the gift of making music on the organ.

.Andrew Peters, POE director

Guest Faculty
Dr. Marie Rubis Bauer, Church Musician, Omaha, Nebraska
Dr. Michael Bauer, University of Kansas
Dr. Douglas Cleveland, University of Washington
Dr. Carla Edwards, DePauw University
Dr. Wilma Jensen, Concert Organist, Nashville, Tennessee
Dr. Christopher Marks, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Michael Unger, Rochester, N.Y.

Chapter Faculty

S. William Aitken, Saint Peter.s Episcopal Church
Dr. Kathleen Bolduan, Grace United Methodist Church
Henry Evans, Saint Andrew.s Episcopal Church
Bruce Ludwick, Saint Gabriel the Archangel CatholicChurch
Heather Martin Cooper, Saint Monica Catholic Church
William Partridge, Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral
Dr. Barbara Raedeke, Washington University
William Stein, First Presbyterian Church, Kirkwood

VOLUNTEERS

(chaperones, drivers, etc.) [as of May 20]
Kathleen Bolduan
J D Brooks
Cathy Cassy
Bob Chamberlin
Denis Doelling
Henry Evans
Cindy Gee
Brent Johnson
Andrew Kenney
Bruce Ludwick
Stephen Mager
Heather Martin Cooper
Regina Morris
Emily Pearce
Andy Peters
Christine Peters
Kenneth Rueter
Jane Southard
Bill Wade
Elaine Simpson
Mary Hitchcock-Reinhart
Pat Partridge
Jim Mundeen
Marilyn Short
Janet Spencer

Church Donations

Second Presbyterian Church – Monday dinner,loan of recital AV equipment
St. Gabriel the Archangel Church – Wednesdaydinner

Recital Reception Hosts

Martha.s Helpers, Second Presbyterian Church(Monday recital)
St. Louis AGO Chapter Executive Committee(Wednesday recital)
St. Louis Chapter, National Pastoral Musicians(Thursday recital)

Guest Faculty Housing

Barbara Raedeke
Kathleen Bolduan
Andy and Christine Peters
J D Brooks
Fern and Al Black

Organ Lesson Facilities

Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church
Church of Saint Michael and Saint George (Episcopal)
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Ethical Society of Saint Louis
First Unitarian Church of Saint Louis
Grace United Methodist Church
Memorial Presbyterian Church
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
Pilgrim Congregational Church
Second Presbyterian Church
Trinity Presbyterian Church
University United Methodist Church
Washington University, Graham Chapel
Westminster Presbyterian Church

Performance Facilities

Second Presbyterian Church
Saint Mark.s Episcopal Church
Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral
First Congregational Church, Saint Louis


Financial Underpinning from Members and Friends

We greatly appreciate the following contributors who have helped tooffset the expenses of this year.s Pipe Organ Encounter. If you wouldlike to join this group, usethis link. Your contribution will beacknowledged in event publications.

Angel

Anonymous
Jean & Hank Glass
Carroll Hanson
Juget-Sinclair Pipe
Organ Company
Schantz Organ Company
Suzanne Manelli
Dr. Stephen Mager
Martin Ott
Dr. Bill Wade and
Mike Kaberline
Barbara Wick
Andy Wolff
Brent Johnson and
Carrie Bradfield

Benefactor

Dr. Kathleen Bolduan
Luella Foster
MorningStar Publishers
St. Louis Pipe Organ
Company
Marianne Webb

Patron

Regina Morris
Martha Shaffer
Dr. Nancy Ypma

Associate

Ruth Ayers
Cathy Cassy
Bruce Ludwick
Andrew and Christine
Peters

Donor

Michael Bancroft
Patrick Gray
Dr. Marie Kremer
Dorothy Smith
Cornelia Tolbert
Elizabeth Wiltsch

(As of May 20)


.Organ Plus. Recital

7:30 p.m. Monday, June 14,Second Presbyterian Church

Andrew Peters, director of the St. Louis Pipe Organ Encounter, will perform in the POE opening recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 14, at Second Presbyterian Church, 4501 Westminster Place at Taylor. The program will feature the organ in various partner roles with St. Louis Symphony violinist Charlene Clark; Washington University soprano Tammy Campbell; and St. Louis television celebrity and speaker Julius Hunter.

Peters serves as pastoral musician (organist/director of music) at Second Presbyterian. A native of New Jersey, he graduated cum laude with a church music degree and music department distinction from St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn. While studying with John Ferguson, he served at All Saints Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Church in Northfield, and as assistant organist in worship services at St. Olaf. During graduate studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Peters studied organ with Todd Wilson. He served as music intern at Church of the Covenant (Presbyterian), directed the University Singers at Case Western Reserve University, and worked as staff accompanist at the Cleveland Music School Settlement.

In 1996, Peters received the Peter B. Knock Sacred Music Award from Rye, N.Y., and the Paul and Ruth Manz Church Music Scholarship. He won several competitions in 1997 including first place in both the American Guild of Organists (AGO) Twin Cities competition and the John Rodland Memorial Scholarship competition, second place in the Region VI AGO Young Artists competition, and honorable mention in the Ottumwa National Undergraduate competition. In 2004, he received second place in the San Marino/ Elizabeth Elftman Organ competition and third place tie in the Chicago AGO Organ competition. In 2006, he was semifinalist in the National Young Artists Competition.

Peters has pursued additional organ study with Agnes Armstrong, Douglas Cleveland, and Wilma Jensen. He maintains an active recital schedule playing at venues across the United States.

A member of the American Guild of Organists, he was dean of the Nashville AGO Chapter. His recording of music played on the 14-rank Schoenstein organ of the Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church in Franklin,Tenn., Spirited Sounds in a Small, Sacred Space, was released in the fall of 2008.

POE Guest Organist Recital

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 16,St. Mark.s Episcopal Church

We are pleased to welcomeCanadian-born organist andharpsichordist Michael Unger asour POE guest recitalist. He wasawarded both first prize (LilianMurtagh Memorial Prize) andaudience prize in the 2008American Guild of Organists.National Young Artists competitionin organperformance. Laterthat same year, he won first prizein the Sixth International OrganCompetition Musashino-Tokyo,Japan, a prize which included the Yoshida Minoru MemorialAward, Toyota Mayor.s Award and Tokorozawa MUSE Award. In2009, he was awarded second prize (Flentrop Orgelbouw Prize)and Audience Award (Izak Kingma Prize) in the Eighth InternationalSchnitger organ competition on the historic organs ofAlkmaar, the Netherlands, the first ever North American prizewinner in the competition.s history. He is the recipient of numerousother awards, including two of Canada.s top scholarships forthe study of organ and church music, the Lilian Forsyth andGodfrey Hewitt Memorial Scholarships, both awarded in Ottawain 2007.

Unger completed masters. degrees in both organ and harpsichordat the Eastman School of Music as a student and teachingassistant of David Higgs and William Porter. In 2007, he wasawarded Eastman.s Jerald C. Graue Musicology Fellowship, and atpresent he is completing doctoral studies at the same institution.Previously, he completed undergraduate studies at the Universityof Western Ontario, where he was a graduating recipient of theUniversity Gold Medal. Former teachers include Ethel Briggs,Sandra Mangsen, Joel Speerstra and the late Larry Cortner, inaddition to European summer academies specializing in historicalkeyboard performance.

Unger performs frequently as a soloist and chamber musicianon both organ and harpsichord, and is also a teacher and publishedcomposer. He is currently the visiting director of music atRochester.s Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word.

POE Guest Faculty Recital

7:30 p.m. Thurday, June 17,Christ Church Cathedral – Episcopal

Michael Bauer

Michael Bauer received his early trainingin organ at the Eastman School ofMusic. He earned bachelor.s and master.sdegrees at the University of Alabama, and adoctorate from the University of Cincinnati.sCollege-Conservatory of Music.His major teachers have been WarrenHutton, Roberta Gary and Lionel Rogg inorgan; Frederick Prentice and Elmer Thomasin choral conducting; and Larry Palmerand Susan Marchant in harpsichord.Currently, he is associate professor oforgan and church music at the Universityof Kansas. He is a past dean of both theTopeka, Kan. and the Tuscaloosa, Ala., AGOChapters.

Douglas Cleveland

Douglas Cleveland was raised in Olympia,Wash., and is a sixth generation Washingtonian.He has studied at the EastmanSchool of Music, Indiana University andOxford University. His teachers have includedRussell Saunders, Larry Smith andMarilyn Keiser.Dr. Cleveland gained internationalprominence when he won first prize in the1994 American Guild of Organists NationalYoung Artists Competition in Dallas. Sincethen, he has performed in 49 of the UnitedStates.He has performed at several nationalconventions of the American Guild of Organists,Organ Historical Society, NationalPastoral Musicians, and the American Instituteof Organ Builders. He has served onthe faculties of St. Olaf College, andNorthwestern University, where he receivedthe Searle Award for Teaching Excellence.Dr. Cleveland currently serves on theorgan faculty at the University of WashingtonSchool of Music, and is also directorof music at Plymouth Church in Seattle.

Carla Edwards

Carla Edwards received a Bachelor ofMusic degree with highest distinction fromthe University of Kansas, a Master of Musicdegree from the University of Alabama anda Doctor of Music degree in Organ Performancefrom Indiana University. Her organstudies have been with Larry Smith,Delores Bruch, James Moeser, CatharineCrozier, Robert Noehren, Michael Schneiderand Warren Hutton.Edwards has performed extensively inthe United States, and her performanceshave been broadcast on the nationallysyndicated radio program Pipedreams. Dr.Edwards has recently recorded 2 CDs onthe Calcante label. She was appointed asorgan professor and university organist atDePauw University in 1988.Wilma JensenWilma Jensen has enjoyed an extensivecareer as a concert organist, performingthroughout the United States on wellknowninstruments at many venues. Havingplayed for several regional Conventionsand three National Conventions ofthe American Guild of Organists, she is indemand as a recitalist, lecturer and clinicianfor choral workshops, church musicworkshops and organ master classes.Dr. Jensen earned her Bachelor andMaster of Music degrees from The EastmanSchool of Music where she was a studentof Catharine Crozier and Harold Gleason.During that time she received the highlycoveted Performer.s Certificate in Organ.The artist received an Honorary Doctoratefrom Piedmont College in May 2004.In June 2005 she traveled to Francewhere she played an organ recital at theCathedral of Notre Dame, her fourth concertappearance at the cathedral. She is apast dean of the Nashville AGO Chapter.

Christopher Marks

Christopher Marks is assistant professorof organ at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. From 1999 to 2006, he taughtorgan and served as university organist atSyracuse University. He holds degrees fromUniversity of Richmond (B.M., piano), Universityof Illinois at Urbana-Champaign(M.M., piano and M.M., organ), and theEastman School of Music (D.M.A., organ),where he studied with Michael Farris. Hisperformances have garnered him top prizesin competitions, including the Arthur PoisterCompetition, the San Marino Competition,the Fort Wayne Competition, and theMader Competition.Dr. Marks organized the first-ever PipeOrgan Encounter Advanced in Lincoln in2008. He has participated as a teacher inseven other Pipe Organ Encounters. Hecurrently serves on the Committee on theNew Organist for the American Guild ofOrganists, on the National Council of theOrgan Historical Society, and as director ofthe Lincoln Organ Showcase.


Help Us Out! Place a Notice in Your Church Bulletin

Here.s an easy way to help out with thePOE. The following is a suggested formletter to send to a pastor, church administrator,or secretary. To send it along via email,you may download it from ourchapter Web site: www.agostlouis.org.

Dear Friends:

We would like to share some informationabout an exciting upcoming eventcalled Pipe Organ Encounter, June 13-18.This is an educational institute for youngmusicians, sponsored by the AmericanGuild of Organists. Churches and housesof worship of all denominations stand tobenefit from this workshop for futureorganists. May we request that you publishthe following information in your churchbulletin for the next [several] weekend(s)?Thank you for your help![Announcement as follows]

Upcoming Organ Music Events: Thepublic is invited to free open organrecitals, including performances by world-classsoloists, as part of Pipe Organ Encounter,a weeklong festival of the organ, June13-18. These concerts will feature virtuosoperformances on some of the finest pipeorgans in St. Louis. Events include a recitalby organist Andrew Peters, with St. Louistelevision personality Julius Hunter (Monday,June 14, 7:30 p.m., Second PresbyterianChurch, 4501 Westminster Place atTaylor Ave.); a performance by rising starMichael Unger (Wednesday, June 16, 7:30p.m., St. Mark Episcopal Church, 4714Clifton Ave.); and a recital by POE guestfaculty members, including DouglasCleveland, Wilma Jensen, and ChristopherMarks (Thursday, June 17, 7:30 p.m., ChristChurch Episcopal Cathedral, 1210 LocustSt.). The festival week concludes with arecital by POE students on Friday morning,June 18, at 10:15 a.m. (First CongregationalChurch, 6501 Wydown Blvd.).Sponsored by the St. Louis chapter ofthe American Guild of Organists, PipeOrgan Encounter 2010 is an artistic/educational festival aimed at introducingyoung musicians to the world of the pipeorgan. For further information, visit the St.Louis AGO Web site at www.agostlouis.org.


I was part of the Greater Kansas City chapter.s POE for teens last summer, and I mustsay that I came away from the event with a newfound hope for the future of ourprofession. The young musicians I encountered at the POE, and their willingness toengage in every aspect of organ playing and organ building, were an inspiration!

. Dr. Jan Kraybill, Regional Councillor, AGO Region VI.


Positions Available

Organist/Accompanist
Arlington United Methodist Church, 3770 McKelvey Road,Bridgeton, MO 63044is currently seeking a ministry-minded individual to serve in the capacity of organist / accompanist to play the organ and accompany the choir during Sunday morning worship services.Responsibilities are: 1)Prepare and provide music for the introit, offertory, and benediction response for worship services at 8:30 and 11:00 AM on Sunday,2)Provide accompaniment atWednesday evening (7:30-0:00pm)choir relearsals,3)Plan, prepare, and provide music for the contemporary / blended service at 9:45 AM on Sunday morning. This includes leading rehearsal with the praise team currently scheduled on Wednesday from 6:15 to 7:30 PM,4) Prepare for special worship services that fall within the Liturgical Calendar such asAdvent, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week (Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday), and 5)Provide music for weddingsand funerals.Compensation for these services is in addition to the salary for this position and is set by Church policy.To apply, email your contact information and/or resume to aumc_sprc@yahoo.comorcall the church office at(314) 739-0434 Ext 14.

Director of Music
Faith Des Peres Presbyterian Church, 11155 Clayton Road, Frontenac, is seeking a Director of Music and Organist.Music is an integral part of the life of FDP and a variety of traditions and styles in organ, piano, and choral music is appropriate. Duties include playing for one 10:30 am Sunday service each week, directing one choir rehearsal each week, playing for special services during the year, leading a Children’s Choir approximately 3 times per year, and providing music for weddings and funeral services (for extra compensation). Resumes will be accepted thru June 30, 2010 and the position is available beginning late summer. Salaryis commensurate with experience and is in keeping with AGO guidelines.A detailed job description can be found at http://www.faithdesperes.org/music-director-search/.Please e-mail questions or resumes to Annie Epling, Pastor, at pastor@faithdesperes.org

Section Leaders
Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church, 9450 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63124. Section leader positions for soprano I, soprano II, tenor and bass/baritone are available, beginning in September 2010. Rehearsal Thursdays from 7:30-9:15 p.m. and service on Sundayat 11a.m. (sing for 2 services once a month). Pay is $38 per call. Contact David Erwin(DErwin@laduechapel.orgor 314-993-4771, x3121) for more information, or to schedulean audition.


On the Concert Horizon

Tuesday, June 22, 7 p.m. Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church, 9450 Clayton Road, St. Louis,Mo. Homecoming concert by the Carillon Ringers (high school handbell choir). TheCarillon Ringers will have returned from their tour to Florida and will present theirconcert program featuring hymn arrangements, classical transcriptions and secularpieces. Free admission; “Pie Night” reception follows. Information 314-993-4771.

Sunday, June 27, 3 p.m.St. Paul United Church of Christ, 115 West B Street, Belleville, Ill. 25th annual patriotic concert. Freewill offering. Informationnorbert-krausz@stpaulucc.org.