June 30 – July 5, 2013
Kay Africa Memorial Organ, Finney Chapel
The Oberlin Conservatory of Music is pleased to announce the second annual Oberlin Summer Academy for High School Organists. The academy serves to enrich the education of high school organists who are considering possible undergraduate study in organ.
Professor of organ James David Christie will offer daily private lessons and masterclasses.
The program features faculty recitals and opportunities for student performances during the academy. Students will have access to the French Symphonic organ in Finney Chapel built by Charles Fisk (2001), the North German-Dutch 17th century style organ in Warner Concert Hall built by Flentrop (1974), and the Renaissance meantone organ in Fairchild Chapel built by John Brombaugh (1981).Students will also have access to Oberlin's extraordinary collection of 17 practice organs built by Flentrop, Brombaugh, Noack, and Holtkamp that are housed in the air-conditioned Kulas Organ Center, and to Oberlin's harpsichord collection, which is considered one of the finest in North America.
Additionally, students will be able to visit the mechanical action organs by Brombaugh, Flentrop, Bedient, and Gober in Oberlin's local churches as well as receive introductory lessons in harpsichord and improvisation by Professor Webb Wiggins.
Scholarships to assist with tuition are available to those who qualify. Please include a letter requesting this assistance with your application, and an audio recording of three pieces of your choice.