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Saturday, August 5
 

10:45am

Steer & Turner, 1890
45-minute tour of Mabel Tainter Arts Center (theater)


Saturday August 5, 2017 10:45am - 11:30am
Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts 205 Main St E, Menomonie, WI 54751

1:15pm

J.W. Steere & Son, 1894
Artists
avatar for James Hammann

James Hammann

James Hammann has recently retired as Co-Chair of the Music Department at The University of New Orleans and relocated from there to Iowa Falls, Iowa, where he is the proud owner of an historic Lustron Home.  During his twenty years at UNO he taught organ, harpsichord, theory, and... Read More →


Saturday August 5, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
First Congregational UCC 420 Wilson Ave, Menomonie, WI 54751

3:20pm

Geo. Jardine & Son, 1863
Artists
avatar for Rhonda Sider Edgington

Rhonda Sider Edgington

Rhonda Sider Edgington is an eclectic musician, with strengths and interests lying in several diverse areas. Through her studies the last five years in Bremen, Germany with Harald Vogel and experience on historic organs in the region, she has acquired an extensive repertoire from... Read More →


Saturday August 5, 2017 3:20pm - 4:05pm
First Baptist Church, Hudson 301 Vine St, Hudson, WI 54016

7:00pm

Rudolph Wurlitzer, 1926
Recital including silent movie with intermission

Artists
avatar for Justin LaVoie

Justin LaVoie

Justin LaVoie is a young rising star in the theatre organ world. He won the American Theatre Organ Society's Young Organist Competition in 2013, and since then has played at numerous venues across the United States. Justin is dedicated to presenting creative and authentic renditions... Read More →


Saturday August 5, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Phipps Center for the Arts 109 Locust St, Hudson, WI 54016
 
Sunday, August 6
 

1:00pm

Aeolian-Skinner, Op. 1426, 1961
Artists
avatar for Jessica Park

Jessica Park

A native of Saint Paul, Minnesota, Jessica Park won First Prizes at the 2013 American Guild of Organists (AGO)/Quimby Regional Competition for Young Organists (North Central/Region VI), and the 2013 Twin Cities AGO/Schubert Club Competition. She performed recitals as a “Rising Star... Read More →


Sunday August 6, 2017 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Saint Clement Episcopal Church 901 Portland Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55104

1:00pm

Geo. S. Hutchings, No. 229, 1891
Artists


Sunday August 6, 2017 1:00pm - 3:30pm
James J. Hill House 240 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55102

1:00pm

Hall Organ Co., 1919
Sunday August 6, 2017 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Virginia Street Swedenborgian Church 170 Virginia St., Saint Paul, MN 55102

1:00pm

Kimball-Welte, 1935

Sunday August 6, 2017 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Church of the Assumption 51 W 7th St, Saint Paul, MN 55102

1:00pm

Rieger Orgelbau, 1959
Positive organ, owned by Michael Barone, on long-term loan to church

Speakers
avatar for Michael Barone

Michael Barone

Building upon a curiosity which began in his teens, Michael Barone has been involved with the pipe organ for more than 50 years. As host and senior executive producer of Pipedreams, he is recognized nationally for his outstanding contributions to the world of organ music. Pipedreams... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Jennifer Anderson

Jennifer Anderson

Jennifer M. Anderson holds a piano and organ performance degree from Macalester College, with an additional emphasis in choral conducting.  She has studied with Dr. J. Michele Edwards, Ms. Jeanné Reher, Dr. Winston Kaehler and Mr. Donald Betts. She was the recipient of the Hollis... Read More →


Sunday August 6, 2017 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Central Presbyterian Church 500 Cedar Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101

1:00pm

Steer & Turner, 1889
Speakers
avatar for Michael Barone

Michael Barone

Building upon a curiosity which began in his teens, Michael Barone has been involved with the pipe organ for more than 50 years. As host and senior executive producer of Pipedreams, he is recognized nationally for his outstanding contributions to the world of organ music. Pipedreams... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Jennifer Anderson

Jennifer Anderson

Jennifer M. Anderson holds a piano and organ performance degree from Macalester College, with an additional emphasis in choral conducting.  She has studied with Dr. J. Michele Edwards, Ms. Jeanné Reher, Dr. Winston Kaehler and Mr. Donald Betts. She was the recipient of the Hollis... Read More →


Sunday August 6, 2017 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Central Presbyterian Church 500 Cedar Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101

1:30pm

Casavant Frères Ltée, Op. 3762, 1998
Artists
avatar for Russell Draeger

Russell Draeger

Russell Draeger is a native of Owatonna, Minnesota. Having completed undergraduate work in church music with Catherine Rodland at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, he went on to do his master’s degree at the Eastman School of Music with David Higgs in organ performance.  Following... Read More →


Sunday August 6, 2017 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Church of St Louis King of France 506 Cedar Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101

4:00pm

Skinner Organ Co., Op. 371, 1922
Evensong will be sung by the combined choirs of St. John the Evangelist and St. Clement’s Episcopal Churches of Saint Paul. Jayson Engquist and Nils Halker will accompany and Jayson Engquist and Mark Stahura will conduct.

Artists
avatar for Jayson Engquist

Jayson Engquist

Jayson Enquist is a Minnesota native. Jayson is a graduate of the Yale University School of Music (graduate studies) and St. Olaf College (undergraduate) and has skills beyond the organ console as an accomplished singer.  He has performed with the Dale Warland Singers, Yale Camarata... Read More →
avatar for Nils Halker

Nils Halker

Nils C. Halker II has been Parish Organist at Saint Clement’s since 2006. His musical formation began as a six-year-old treble singing in the Hancock Choir at Saint Mark’s Cathedral, eventually working his way down to bass in the Saint Mark’s Cathedral Choir. His piano studies... Read More →
avatar for Mark Stahura

Mark Stahura

Mark Stahura has been a member of St. Clement's for over 30 years, and was a member of the Choir for 25 of those years. His academic background includes a Bachelor's degree from Carleton College, a Master's in Choral Conducting from Indiana University, followed by a Doctorate in Music... Read More →


Sunday August 6, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
St John the Evangelist Episcopal Church 60 N Kent St, Saint Paul, MN 55102

7:30pm

Aeolian-Skinner, Op. 1398, 1959
Convention Opening Concert

Artists
avatar for Ken Cowan

Ken Cowan

Ken Cowan is one of North America’s finest concert organists. Praised for his dazzling artistry, impeccable technique and imaginative programming by audiences and critics alike, he maintains a rigorous performing schedule which takes him to major concert venues and churches in America... Read More →


Sunday August 6, 2017 7:30pm - 8:40pm
Cathedral of Saint Paul 239 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102

7:30pm

Skinner Organ Co., Op. 518, 1925
Convention Opening Concert

Artists
avatar for Ken Cowan

Ken Cowan

Ken Cowan is one of North America’s finest concert organists. Praised for his dazzling artistry, impeccable technique and imaginative programming by audiences and critics alike, he maintains a rigorous performing schedule which takes him to major concert venues and churches in America... Read More →


Sunday August 6, 2017 7:30pm - 8:40pm
Cathedral of Saint Paul 239 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102
 
Monday, August 7
 

9:40am

Schlicker Organ Co., 1966
Artists
avatar for John Schwandt

John Schwandt

John D. Schwandt is Associate Professor of Organ and Director of the American Organ Institute (AOI) at the University of Oklahoma School of Music. He is a nationally acclaimed performer and is in demand as a clinician, recitalist, leader of hymn festivals, silent film accompanist... Read More →


Monday August 7, 2017 9:40am - 10:30am
Mount Olive Lutheran Church 3045 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407

11:25am

(A) Lunch
Monday August 7, 2017 11:25am - 12:10pm
Prospect Park United Methodist Church 22 SE Orlin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414

11:25am

(B) Hinners Organ Co., 1927
Daniel Schwandt, Organ • Cara Wilson, Violin

Artists
avatar for Daniel Schwandt

Daniel Schwandt

Daniel Schwandt is the Cantor of Immanuel Lutheran Church (ELCA) in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago. For twelve years he served as the Cantor to the Seminary Community at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and is currently pursuing graduate studies in sacred music at... Read More →
avatar for Cara Wilson

Cara Wilson

Cara Wilson is a freelance violinist and teacher based in St Paul, MN. She is on faculty at St Joseph's School of Music where she teaches violin and ukulele to students of all ages and abilities. She is violinist for the horn trio "Melange a Trois", and a multi-instrumentalist in... Read More →


Monday August 7, 2017 11:25am - 12:10pm
Prospect Park United Methodist Church 22 SE Orlin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414

12:30pm

(B) Lunch
Monday August 7, 2017 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Prospect Park United Methodist Church 22 SE Orlin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414

12:30pm

(A) Hinners Organ Co., 1927
Daniel Schwandt, Organ • Cara Wilson, Violin

Artists
avatar for Daniel Schwandt

Daniel Schwandt

Daniel Schwandt is the Cantor of Immanuel Lutheran Church (ELCA) in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago. For twelve years he served as the Cantor to the Seminary Community at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and is currently pursuing graduate studies in sacred music at... Read More →
avatar for Cara Wilson

Cara Wilson

Cara Wilson is a freelance violinist and teacher based in St Paul, MN. She is on faculty at St Joseph's School of Music where she teaches violin and ukulele to students of all ages and abilities. She is violinist for the horn trio "Melange a Trois", and a multi-instrumentalist in... Read More →


Monday August 7, 2017 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Prospect Park United Methodist Church 22 SE Orlin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414

2:10pm

Kilgen Organ Co., Op. 7735, 1954
Artists
avatar for Greg Zelek

Greg Zelek

Praised for his “effortless facility on the instrument” (South Florida Classical Review), Greg Zelek is increasingly recognized as one of the most exciting young organists in the American organ scene. In addition to concertizing throughout the United States, he has performed with... Read More →


Monday August 7, 2017 2:10pm - 2:40pm
Holy Cross Lutheran Church 1720 E Minnehaha Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55407

3:30pm

Casavant Frères Ltée, Op. 2722, 1963
Artists
avatar for John Ferguson

John Ferguson

John Ferguson's name is immediately associated with hymnody and the words "hymn festival". Every year he is invited to design and lead such events, both in local congregations and at gatherings of organists, choral conductors, and church musicians. In 1995 he designed and led a hymn... Read More →


Monday August 7, 2017 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Central Lutheran Church 333 S 12th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404

7:30pm

Wicks Organ Co., Op. 3047, 1949–2008
Artists
avatar for Nathan Laube

Nathan Laube

In addition to serving on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music as Assistant Professor of Organ, Nathan Laube’s extensive recital career includes major venues spanning four continents.  These include the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Berlin Philharmonie, Berlin Cathedral, the Dortmund... Read More →


Monday August 7, 2017 7:30pm - 8:50pm
Basilica of St Mary 1600 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
 
Tuesday, August 8
 

10:30am

Hendrickson Organ Co., 1978
Artists
avatar for Jonathan Gregoire

Jonathan Gregoire

Praised for his "top notch technique and musicianship" and for an “expert account” of Vierne’s Carillon de Westminster by the Dallas Morning News, Dr. Jonathan M. Gregoire serves as the Organist and Associate Director of Music at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 10:30am - 11:10am
First Lutheran Church 1114 W Traverse Rd, St Peter, MN 56082

11:55am

OHS Annual Meeting, Lunch

Tuesday August 8, 2017 11:55am - 12:55pm
Jackson Campus Center, Gustavus Adolphus College Circle Dr, St Peter, MN 56082

2:00pm

Vogelpohl & Spaeth, 1898
Artists
avatar for Peter Crisafulli

Peter Crisafulli

Peter Crisafulli received both BM and MM degrees from Northwestern University and has been a full-time church musician for 40 years. His published compositions include liturgical music, music for flute and keyboard, and choral and organ works. The history, design, and construction... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Bernadotte Lutheran Church 34122 515th Ave, Lafayette, MN 56054

3:25pm

Vogelpohl & Spaeth, 1904
Artists
avatar for Isaac Drewes

Isaac Drewes

Isaac Drewes is a senior organ performance and church music major at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, where he studies with Dr. Catherine Rodland. He has also studied with Hans-Ola Ericsson, Dr. William Porter, and Sietze de Vries at McGill Summer Organ Academy. In addition to... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 3:25pm - 3:55pm
St. George’s Church 63105 Fort Road, New Ulm, MN 56073

5:20pm

Dinner
Tuesday August 8, 2017 5:20pm - 6:20pm
Convent of Our Lady of Good Counsel 170 Good Counsel Dr, Mankato, MN 56001

7:00pm

Johnson & Son, Op. 499, 1877
Artists
avatar for Chelsea Chen

Chelsea Chen

Organist and composer Chelsea Chen is internationally renowned for her concerts of “rare musicality” and “lovely lyrical grandeur,” and a compositional style that is “charming” and “irresistible” (Los Angeles Times). Chelsea Chen has electrified audiences throughout... Read More →


Tuesday August 8, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Our Lady of Good Counsel Chapel 170 Good Counsel Dr, Mankato, MN 56001
 
Wednesday, August 9
 

10:25am

Unknown Builder, ca. 1845-1860
Artists
avatar for Gregory Crowell

Gregory Crowell

Gregory Crowell has appeared as organist, harpsichordist, clavichordist, lecturer, and conductor in Germany, Holland, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Canada, and the United States. He has performed in many international festivals and conventions, including the Boston Early Music Festival... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 10:25am - 10:55am
St. Wendelin of Luxemburg Church 22776 State Hwy 15, St Augusta, MN 56301

11:50am

Walter Holtkamp Sr., 1961
Artists
avatar for Joseph Ripka

Joseph Ripka

As the first prize winner of the 2008 Dublin International Organ Competition, the 2008 Fort Wayne National Organ Competition and the 2008 San Marino/Elizabeth Elftman National Organ Competition, Joseph Ripka has earned national and international recognition as one of today’s finest... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 11:50am - 12:40pm
St John’s Abbey & University 2910 Abbey Plaza, Collegeville, MN 56321

12:40pm

Lunch
Box lunch in Great Hall, Quadrangle Main Floor Level


Wednesday August 9, 2017 12:40pm - 1:50pm
St John’s Abbey & University 2910 Abbey Plaza, Collegeville, MN 56321

2:45pm

Wangerin-Weickhardt Co., 1913
Artists
avatar for Christopher Stroh

Christopher Stroh

Christopher Stroh has been the organist of The Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis since September 2006. Before joining The Basilica’s staff, Christopher served as organ scholar at The Cathedral of Saint Paul while finishing his M.A. in Organ and Sacred Music at Saint John’s... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Sacred Heart Church 106 3rd Ave NE, Freeport, MN 56331

4:20pm

Joseph Lorenz, 1880


Wednesday August 9, 2017 4:20pm - 4:50pm
Sts. Peter & Paul Church 110 Central Ave N, Richmond, MN 56368

5:40pm

Dinner
Wednesday August 9, 2017 5:40pm - 6:40pm
St. Boniface Church 501 Main St, Cold Spring, MN 56320

7:00pm

K.C. Marrin Company, 2013
Artists
avatar for Monica Czausz

Monica Czausz

Monica Czausz is in her fifth year of study with renowned Professor Ken Cowan at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music in Houston, Texas, where she is pursuing the five-year combined Bachelor of Music/Master's Degree program in Organ Performance. Since September of 2015 she has... Read More →


Wednesday August 9, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
St. Boniface Church 501 Main St, Cold Spring, MN 56320
 
Thursday, August 10
 

9:45am

C.B. Fisk, Inc., Op. 78, 1979
Artists
avatar for Aaron David Miller

Aaron David Miller

Aaron David Miller is noted for his highly imaginative and creative style, found in his performances, improvisations and compositions.  Prize winner of several prestigious competitions, including the top prize at the AGO National Improvisation Competition, and the Bach and Improvisation... Read More →


Thursday August 10, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
House of Hope Presbyterian Church 797 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105

9:45am

Joseph Merklin, 1878
Artists
avatar for Robert Vickery

Robert Vickery

Robert Vickery is best known for his organ transcriptions and interpretation of the Romantic repertoire. He has studied piano with Thelma Johnson, organ with Dr. Edward Berryman and harpsichord with Jane Burris. He considers the late Virgil Fox to have been the artist most influential... Read More →


Thursday August 10, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
House of Hope Presbyterian Church 797 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105

11:35am

Jan van Daalen, 1983
Artists
avatar for Nicole Simental

Nicole Simental

Nicole Simental is a Doctoral student in Organ Performance at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, where she studies with Dr. Christopher Young. She is a consummate keyboardist, having studied piano since the age of seven, organ since the age of 10, and harpsichord throughout... Read More →


Thursday August 10, 2017 11:35am - 12:05pm
Jehovah Lutheran Church 1566 Thomas Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55104

12:25pm

Lunch
Lunch

Thursday August 10, 2017 12:25pm - 1:10pm
Jehovah Lutheran Church 1566 Thomas Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55104

2:05pm

Steer & Turner, No. 92, 1875
Artists
avatar for Grant Wareham

Grant Wareham

A native of Dayton, Ohio, 20 year-old organist Grant Wareham began organ studies with Jerry Taylor in 2007. He is a junior at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where he studies with Ken Cowan. He holds the William N. Barnard prize in organ, the David and Andrea Hayes Grant... Read More →


Thursday August 10, 2017 2:05pm - 2:35pm
First Baptist Church, Saint Paul 499 Wacouta St, Saint Paul, MN 55101

3:15pm

Reuter Organ Co., Op. 241, 1927
Artists
avatar for Rosalind Mohnsen

Rosalind Mohnsen

Rosalind Mohnsen is director of music and organist at Immaculate Conception Church of Malden/Medford, Mass. She received the bachelor of music in education degree in piano from the University of Nebraska and the master of music degree and performer’s certificate in organ from Indiana... Read More →


Thursday August 10, 2017 3:15pm - 3:45pm
St. Mary’s Catholic Church 261 E 8th St, Saint Paul, MN 55101

5:00pm

Dinner
Dinner banquet at hotel


Thursday August 10, 2017 5:00pm - 7:05pm
InterContinental Hotel 11 East Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, MN 55101

8:00pm

Casavant Frères Ltée, Op. 1177, 1927
Artists
avatar for Bill Chouinard

Bill Chouinard

Bill Chouinard is Organist and Music Coordinator at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi, Minnesota, a position he began in 1988. A devoted church musician since the age of 13, he remains active as organist, accompanist, arranger, and as a collaborative artist for concerts and... Read More →


Thursday August 10, 2017 8:00pm - 9:20pm
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church 900 Stillwater Rd, Mahtomedi, MN 55115
 
Friday, August 11
 

11:35am

Jaeckel Organs, Op. 1, 1980
Post-Convention Event

Artists
avatar for Isabelle Demers

Isabelle Demers

With playing described as having “bracing virtuosity” (Chicago Classical Review) and being “fearless and extraordinary” (Amarillo-Globe News), Isabelle Demers has enraptured critics, presenters, and audience members worldwide for her spell-binding performances. A native of... Read More →
avatar for Jillian Gardner

Jillian Gardner

Jillian Gardner — organist, accompanist, and harpsichordist — hails from Lee Center, New York.  She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Organ Performance with Dr. Isabelle Demers at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She began her study of the organ at age fourteen with... Read More →


Friday August 11, 2017 11:35am - 12:50pm
First Lutheran Church, Duluth 1100 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802

11:35am

Jaeckel Organs, Op. 52, 2011
Post-Convention Event

Artists
avatar for Isabelle Demers

Isabelle Demers

With playing described as having “bracing virtuosity” (Chicago Classical Review) and being “fearless and extraordinary” (Amarillo-Globe News), Isabelle Demers has enraptured critics, presenters, and audience members worldwide for her spell-binding performances. A native of... Read More →
avatar for Jillian Gardner

Jillian Gardner

Jillian Gardner — organist, accompanist, and harpsichordist — hails from Lee Center, New York.  She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Organ Performance with Dr. Isabelle Demers at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She began her study of the organ at age fourteen with... Read More →


Friday August 11, 2017 11:35am - 12:50pm
First Lutheran Church, Duluth 1100 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802

1:30pm

W.W. Kimball, Op. 4790, 1908
Post-Convention Event - Organ Demo and Lunch

Artists
avatar for Jillian Gardner

Jillian Gardner

Jillian Gardner — organist, accompanist, and harpsichordist — hails from Lee Center, New York.  She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Organ Performance with Dr. Isabelle Demers at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She began her study of the organ at age fourteen with... Read More →


Friday August 11, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Masonic Lodge 4 W 2nd St, Duluth, MN 55802

3:15pm

Lyon & Healy, 1906
Post-Convention Event

Artists
avatar for David Tryggestad

David Tryggestad

Rev. Dr. David Tryggestad serves as pastor of Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church in Duluth, Minnesota. Previously he served First Lutheran Church in Duluth, as well as congregations in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He is also a composer, organist, and conductor... Read More →

Friday August 11, 2017 3:15pm - 3:45pm
St. Mary, Star of the Sea 325 E 3rd St, Duluth, MN 55805

4:15pm

A.B. Felgemaker, Op. 664, 1897
Post-Convention Event

Artists
avatar for Bruce Bengtson

Bruce Bengtson

Bruce A. Bengtson is Director of Music at Luther Memorial Church in Madison, Wisconsin, a position he has held since 1978. Besides the duties of organist, he is responsible for the choral and instrumental program of the parish. He plays weekly Wednesday noon organ recitals at the... Read More →


Friday August 11, 2017 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Sacred Heart Music Center 201 W 4th St, Duluth, MN 55806

6:30pm

Dinner
Post-Convention Event - Dinner

Friday August 11, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm
First United Methodist Church 230 E Skyline Dr, Duluth, MN 55811
 
Saturday, August 12
 

9:00am

Aeolian-Skinner, Op. 892, 1932
Post-Convention Event. To register for the Northrop Auditorium Visit, please contact Michael Barone directly at mbarone@mpr.org or phone 651-290-1539.

Saturday August 12, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Northrop Auditorium 84 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455