June 24-30, 2018
Application Deadline: June 1
High school students with a keen interest in organ are invited to spend a week at the conservatory learning and performing on this expressive instrument. The Organ Academy is for students considering undergraduate study in organ.
Participants have daily master classes and private lessons with Oberlin Conservatory organ professors James David Christie and Jonathan William Moyer as well as access to introductory sessions and lessons on the harpsichord.
The academy features lectures, time in Oberlin’s renowned Conservatory Library, a field trip to two landmark churches in Cleveland, faculty and guest artist recitals, and opportunities to perform in student recitals. You will be led in explorations of some of Oberlin’s noted organs—the French Symphonic organ in Finney Chapel built by Charles Fisk (2001) and the North German-Dutch 17th-century-style organ in Warner Concert Hall built by Flentrop (1974).
The conservatory’s Kulas Organ Center in Robertson Hall has 13 practice rooms equipped with organs of various designs, both mechanical action and electro-pneumatic, for your practice sessions. These organs include five Flentrops, three Holtkamps, two Noacks, and individual instruments by Brombaugh, Fritts, and Guilbaut-Thérien.