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Organs, Music, and the Teachers of France: A Winter Term study away project

Project Description

The project consists of traveling to study the organs and organ music of France. The trip will include visits to instruments, lessons with Parisian organists/pedagogues, and intensive practice. The trip will take place from January 5th to 14th. I will begin my lessons with Parisian organist Marie-Louise Langlais, where I will be studying music of her late husband, composer and organist Jean Langlais. This 20th century music is my true passion and my life's work to perform. We'll be looking at ten of his earlier major works. The other lessons will consist of concentrations in19th century French romantic organ music, as well as 17th century French classical music with various teachers and organists in the city of Paris and surrounding areas.