The American Guild of Organists presents Six Pipe Organ Encounters
The American Guild of Organists is proud to announce four Pipe Organ Encounters and one POE (Advanced) for participants aged 13–18, and a POE (Technical) for participants aged 16-23 in Summer 2019. The Pipe Organ Encounter is an introduction to the pipe organ through instruction in organ playing, repertoire, history, design, and construction. These regional summer music camps for teenage participants provide private and group instruction in service playing and solo repertoire, opportunities to learn about the musical heritage of various religious denominations, and a chance for young musicians to meet others with similar interests. Piano or organ proficiency ranging from intermediate to advanced is required. The POE Advanced provides intermediate to advanced classes in areas such as organ literature, history, pipe organ construction and design, music theory, improvisation, conducting, and service playing for participants who have achieved a high level of success in organ study. The POE Technical is a program designed for participants who are interested in learning the art and craft of organ building. The event is hosted in the workshop of an organ builder working in cooperation with a local AGO chapter. The summer schedule follows:
POE (for ages 13–18)
July 15–20 Cape Cod, Mass.
July 14–19 Seattle, Wash.
July 28–Aug. 3 St. Louis, Mo.
Aug. 1–7 Helsinki, Finland
POE Advanced (for ages 13–18)
June 23–28 Houston, Tex.
POE Technical (for ages 16–23)
July 21–27, 2019 River Forest and Oak Park, Ill.
I-Park Accepting Applications for 2019 Music Composition/Sound Art Residencies – Autumn Sessions
I-Park is now accepting applications for its fully-funded four-week autumn residencies. This multi-disciplinary program is open to composers and sound artists looking to enrich their practice in a collegial, retreat-like setting – in the company of artists working in visual arts, creative writing, moving image and architecture/landscape design.
This residency is suitable for individuals focused on concert music (all genres), sound sculpture, architectural and theatrical sound design, media scoring and instrument design. While the typical residency revolves around studio work, those wishing to create mixed-media pieces or sound installations within I-Park’s natural and built environments are encouraged to do so.
Located within a 450-acre nature preserve in rural East Haddam, Connecticut (U.S.), I-Park provides residents with private living quarters in a renovated 1840s farmhouse, a private studio, meals program, well equipped workshop and modest library – as well as creative access to I-Park’s expansive grounds. Residencies are self-directed, undisturbed and non-judgmental. You decide what you’re working on and when.
I-Park’s two composers’ studios are equipped with pianos, digital keyboards/controllers, a small collection of percussion and obscure instruments and hardware for recording, sequencing and sound manipulation.
Details and application forms are available at i-park.org.
Presented at the 2018 National Convention in Scottsdale, the Robert and Angelique Boury Music collection, a collection of American musical manuscripts, is available exclusively to undergraduate and graduate Sigma Alpha Iota students for research and performance from now through July 1, 2019.
Among others in the collection, original documents from Victor Herbert (“The Viceroy”), Leonard Bernstein (“I Hate Music” song cycle), George Gershwin (Piano Concerto with the unpublished original piano solo at the ending), Stephen Sondheim (original manuscript for “A Little Night Music), and Dave Brubeck (sketches for oratorio “Beloved Son”), provide an amazing opportunity for study and research. Potential uses of the material include: thesis or dissertation research on some or all of the collection; demonstration or workshop support; lecture source material; in-depth study of performance/recital literature.
Dr. Robert Boury is an SAI National Arts Associate and a member of the SAI Composers Bureau. He served as one of the IAMA Composer/Judges for the SAI 100th Anniversary National Convention in 2003. An application, which requires a professor’s signature, is available from SAI National Headquarters.
International Women’s Brass Conference
IWBC exists to educate, develop, support, and inspire all women brass musicians. For over 20 years, IWBC has successfully worked towards its mission by:
• Hosting seven international conferences
• Supporting outstanding musicians through the Susan Slaughter Solo Competition, many of whom have moved on to successful careers in the music field.
• Commissioning new pieces for brass
• Publishing NoteWorthy, the biannual newsletter of the IWBC
Maud Powell Society
The MPS has announced that the four-volume Maud Powell Favorites collection of Violin transcriptions, Brahms Concerto Cadenza, Music Analyses and Editions, and Music Dedicated to, Commissioned by or Associated with violinist Maud Powell is available to all SAI chapters, school libraries, and string teachers at a discounted price of $95.
Musical America Career Center
Musical America, the leading resource in the performing arts, has a Career Center offering a place to find jobs in the performing arts. Set up a free job seeker account and search today!
The Music Teachers National Association
The Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) offers numerous composition, performance, and chamber music competitions, with age requirements ranging from elementary school through adult. Entrants must study with a MTNA member teacher or pay a non-member fee, as well as be a US citizen or hold a US Visa or resident card.