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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 music... 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 Scheidt to CPE Bach. In 2007, she was chosen to play in the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam as a finalist in the International Sweelinck Competition, playing a recital of music composed between 1560 and 1660. Before arriving in Bremen with a Fulbright scholarship in 2004, Rhonda was organist at the First United Church of Oak Park. The 88-rank Casavant there, especially well-suited to French repertoire of the 19th and 20th centuries, inspired her to focus those years on composers from Franck through Messiaen and record a CD of those works. (After hearing Rhonda play... 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 renditi... 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... 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 began in 1982, and it remains the only nationally distributed weekly radio program exploring the art of the pipe organ... 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 L. Johnson award for conducting and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In the recent past, she was the co-chair of Daily Worship for the General Assembly held in Minneapolis, and was the Assistant Conductor of the Festival Chorale at Macalester... 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 began in 1982, and it remains the only nationally distributed weekly radio program exploring the art of the pipe organ... 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 L. Johnson award for conducting and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In the recent past, she was the co-chair of Daily Worship for the General Assembly held in Minneapolis, and was the Assistant Conductor of the Festival Chorale at Macalester... 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. ... 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 and Repertory Chorus, and the St. Thomas Choir of Men and Boys in New York... 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 also started when he was six, and continued through the end of high school. When he was 14 years old, he played his first church service on a pump organ at Saint... 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 History and Theory from The University of Chicago. An academic career was not to be, so Mark has held day jobs in retail, marketing, fulfillment, strategy, and now web development. His current (and very happily long-term) day job is as Senior Director of Digital Resources and Business Intelligence at Augsburg Fortress, the publishing house of the ELCA, where he oversees both the building and ongoing life of web software for churches, web stores, blogging sites, marketing sites, and digital publishing tools, and also market research and sales analysis for the... 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, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Recent feature performances have included appearances at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa California... 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, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Recent feature performances have included appearances at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa California... 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 and as an organ consultant. Dr. Schwandt has been a featured performer for the American Guild of Organists (AGO), the American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS) and the Organ Historical Society (OHS). He has been featured numerous times on American Public Media's Pipedreams broadcasts. Equally at home on a classical or theatrical pipe organ, he is known for his musical versatility and ability to excite and engage audiences of every... 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
Pratt Elementary School 66 Malcolm Ave SE, 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 a... 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 the band "Four Hour Parking." She enjoys a varied playing schedule from accompanying area choirs, to exploring newly composed works, to backing up the likes of Michael... 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
Pratt Elementary School 66 Malcolm Ave SE, 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 a... 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 the band "Four Hour Parking." She enjoys a varied playing schedule from accompanying area choirs, to exploring newly composed works, to backing up the likes of Michael... 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 orchestras as both a soloist and professional ensemble member. In 2011, Greg performed... 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 festival in the Washington National Cathedral for the American Choral Directors Association national convention and in 1998 did the same at the national convention of the American Guild of Organists in Denver. He has presented such events abroad as well as in Asia (July, 1996 in Seoul, Korea) and Europe (August, 1997) in the National Cathedral of Norway, Nidaros Dom, Trondheim, as a part of the celebration of the millennium of the birth of St. Olaf. Although he is a Lutheran, his festivals are ecumenical experiences drawing upon the greatest treasures of Christian song from many centuries, traditions, and styles. Ferguson is the Elliot and Klara Stockdal Johnson Professor of Organ and Church Music and Cantor to the Student Congregation at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. St. Olaf's great choral tradition began with F. Meluis Christiansen and has influenced many generations of fine church musicians. Christiansen's lifelong interest in hymns is evidenced by the many hymns included in his choral compositions as well as his contributions to hymnals of his day. Ferguson's creative hymn arrangements continue this tradition with a renewed emphasis upon congregational... 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 Konzerthaus, the Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, and the Sejong Center... 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, where he is Director of the St. Andrew Academy of Music and curator for the... 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 constructio... 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 organ, he studies voice with Karen Wilkerson, and is a member of the St. Olaf Cantorei. He holds the position of Organ Scholar at St. Louis, King of France Catholic Church in St. Paul, MN. | | Isaac is an active performer both in his native Seattle-Tacoma area and the Twin Cities. He performed at the 2016 Philadelphia OHS convention, and was a Biggs fellow at the 2015 Springfield, MA convention. He recently won the 2016 Twin Cities American Guild of Organists Student Competition. He is the recipient of the 2015 Ruth and Paul Manz Scholarship and the 2015-16 John... 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 the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia in venues such as... 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, Regional Conventions of the American Guild of Organists, nine National Conventions of the Organ Historical Society, the Saugatuck Chamber Music Festival, the Valparaiso Bach Institute, the Boston Clavichord Society, and numerous meetings of the Southeastern and Midwestern Historical Keyboard Societies. Particularly noted for his performances of the keyboard works of Johann Sebastian Bach, Crowell has been a featured performer at the Weener (Germany) International Bach Series, the Grand Rapids Bach Festival, the Old West (Boston) Bach Marathon, and the Valparaiso Bach Institute. In the spring of 2000, Dr. Crowell was invited to perform and lecture in the Bach Organ Festival held at St. Luke's in Tokyo, during which time he also served as visiting scholar at Rikkyo University in Tokyo. In July 2006, Crowell was invited to speak on interdisciplinary models of teaching music history at Oxford University as part of the Oxford Round Table. Broadcasts of Gregory... 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 young organ... 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 University. Christopher participates in... 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 been serving as Cathedral Organist at Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal) in Houston, Texas, under the leadership of acclaimed director Robert Simpson. She has been recognized as one of the top 20 organists under 30, for her "superior accomplishments, leadership, creativity, and innovative thinking" and was featured in the May 2016 issue of The Diapason. She has received first prize in numerous competitions, including the 2015 American Guild of Organists Regional Competition for Young Organists (Region VII: Southwest), 2015 Schweitzer Competition in the Young... 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 prizes at the Calgary International Organ Festival Competition, he is also noted for his fine performances of repertoire spanning all periods. He has also received rave reviews when accompanying silent films... 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 in the development of his playing style. He has held positions of Organist/ Choirmaster at Messiah Methodist Church, in Wayzata, Minnesota, Assistant Organist and Choirmaster at Westminster Presbyterian Church and Organist at the Basilica of St. Mary, both in Minneapolis. In 1981 he was appointed to the position of Organist/Associate Director of Music at the Church of the Holy Childhood in St. Paul and was named Director of Music in 2005 . | | Mr. Vickery made his New York City debut in November 1983, playing the third annual Virgil Fox Memorial Concert. He has served as accompanist for all of the major choral organizations at the University of Minnesota and the University of St. Thomas. He has been a member of the American Guild of Organists since high school and has served on the executive board of the Twin Cities Chapter and the steering committee for the 2008 National AGO Convention. He is the past president of the local chapter of the Organ Historical Society and in 1997 was a featured recitalist at the OHS National Convention in Portland, Oregon. A number of his performances have been broadcast on the nationally syndicated Public Radio program... 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 her undergraduate studies at Oberlin. Ms. Simental received her Masters in Sacred Music from The University of Notre Dame and Bachelor of Music from Wheaton College, and completed additional studies at Oberlin College... 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 in organ, both awarded for merit. In addition to his studies at Rice University, for two years he was the inaugural Moseley Memorial Organ Scholar at St Thomas' Episcopal Church, where... 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 Ind... 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 recordings... 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 Québec and a graduate of the Juilliard School, Ms. Demers is Organ Professor and Head of the Organ Program at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Her recital for the joint International Society of Organbuilders... 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 Stephen Best of Utica, New York... 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 Québec and a graduate of the Juilliard School, Ms. Demers is Organ Professor and Head of the Organ Program at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Her recital for the joint International Society of Organbuilders... 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 Stephen Best of Utica, New York... 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 Stephen Best of Utica, New York... 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. He earned his Doctor of Ministry and Master of Divinity degrees from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota; his Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees from the University of Iowa in Iowa City; and his Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Luther College in Decorah... 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
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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 church throughout 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