National Conference on Organ Pedagogy

Event time: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 2:00pm
Event description: 

The American Guild of Organists

The Fifteenth National Conference on Organ Pedagogy

Teaching Church Music in North America: An Old Vocation in a New Millennium

March 11-14, 2009 at Yale University, New Haven

Presented by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and the American Guild of Organists Committee on Continuing Professional Education


 

Demographic, cultural, and theological shifts in recent years have had a great impact on Christian worship in North America. This conference will explore these factors, and participants will discuss the many opportunities and challenges involved in the field of church music today. These proceedings will be of interest and value to church musicians and those who train them. 

The 15th AGO National Conference on Organ Pedagogy will be held in New Haven, CT from March 11-14, 2009. The conference will be hosted by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, an interdisciplinary graduate center dedicated to the study and practice of sacred music, worship, and the arts.  The four-day conference will be held at the Institute, in the Sterling Divinity Quadrangle, as well as other locations at Yale University, and in downtown New Haven.


Schedule:

Wednesday

March 11

2:00 pm

Omni Hotel

Conference check-in begins

4:00

United Church on the Green

Welcome and introduction – Martin Jean

Keynote Address

Martin E. Marty: Teaching Organ at the Sacred/Secular Mixture Stop

Response by Quentin Faulkner

5:30

Dinner on your own

8:00

United Church on the Green, Battell Chapel, Woolsey Hall

A Moveable Feast: Two Yale organists perform on three New Haven instruments

Thomas Murray and Martin Jean, organists

10:00

Presidents Room in Woolsey Hall

Reception and open console

 

Thursday

March 12

 

Breakfast on your own

9:00

United Church on the Green

Morning Prayer

Thomas Troeger, preaching / David Heller, organ

10:00

Coffee Break

10:30

Plenary Session

Quentin Faulkner: Training Organists: A Historical Perspective

Response by Martin E. Marty

12noon

Lunch on your own

 

1:30 – 3:00 pm

Church Music Curricula

  • Group A Sudler Hall: Brugh/Bauer/DuBois
  • Group B Battell Chapel: Cramer/Fishell/Jean

3:00-3:30

Break

3:30-4:30

Masterclass session I

  • David Heller Dwight Chapel (hymn playing)
  • Thomas Murray Battell Chapel (choral accompaniment)
  • Bruce Neswick United Church on the Green (improvisation for church musicians)

4:30-4:45

Travel time between masterclasses

4:45-5:45

Masterclass session II (repeat of I)

  • David Heller Dwight Chapel (hymn playing)
  • Thomas Murray Battell Chapel (choral accompaniment)
  • Bruce Neswick United Church on the Green (improvisation for church musicians)

5:45

Dinner on your own

8:00

Sprague Memorial Hall

The Mitchell-Ruff Duo Big Rhythms with Carmen de Lavallade’s danced version of James Weldon Johnson’s The Creation.

 

Friday

March 13

Breakfast on your own

8:15 am

Shuttle bus from downtown to Sterling Divinity Quadrangle

8:45

Marquand Chapel

Morning Prayer

Jaime Lara, preaching / Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra, organ

10:00

Coffee Break – Common Room

10:30

Plenary Session

Don Saliers: Liturgical Theology in a New Key: Artistry and Relevance in Church Music Today

Response by Marva Dawn

12noon

Lunch Break - Box lunches provided in Common Room

Foundry Music display

Divinity Bookstore open

 

1:30 – 3:00 pm

Church Music Curricula

  • Group A Niebuhr Hall: Cramer/Fishell/Jean
  • Group B Great Hall: Brugh/Bauer/DuBois

3:00-3:30

Coffee Break – Sarah Smith Gallery

3:30-4:30

Masterclass session III

  • Lorraine Brugh Great Hall (global music)
  • Mark Miller Bethesda Lutheran Church (Gospel accompaniment)
  • Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra Marquand Chapel (improvisation for church musicians)

4:30-4:45

Travel time between masterclasses

4:45-5:45

Masterclass session IV (repeat of III)

  • Lorraine Brugh Great Hall (global music)
  • Mark Miller Bethesda Lutheran Church (Gospel accompaniment)
  • Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra Marquand Chapel (improvisation for church musicians)

5:50

Shuttle bus departs from Sterling Divinity Quandrangle for banquet & downtown locations. Stops at Bethedsa Church to pick up masterclass participants there.

6:00

Banquet –  Omni Hotel

Banquet address

Robert Rimbo: They Call Me Mystagogue: Church Music in the 21st Century

 

Saturday

March 14

 

Breakfast on your own 

8:45am

St. Thomas More Chapel and Catholic Center at Yale

Plenary Session and Panel Discussion

Marva Dawn: Post-, Inter-, and Pre-ludo

10:15

Coffee Break

11:00

Christ Church Episcopal

Closing Worship

Joy Rogers, preaching / Thomas Murray, organ

12noon

Conference ends