Coming Soon: Birmingham's Pipe Organ Encounter Advanced 2017
When: Sunday, June 25 - Friday, June 30, 2017
Where: the campus of The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
The Birmingham chapter is pleased to announce plans are well underway for POEA2017. The schedule of activities for the week is planned, our roster of outstanding faculty members is set, and many beautiful venues with incredible organs are sharing their facilities with us for student lessons and all the recitals to be played. It truly will be a rewarding week for students, faculty, POEA staff, and the many supporters of this event.
To visit our official Pipe Organ Encounter Advanced 2017 website, click Birmingham POEA 2017.
POEA 2017 brochure provides an overview of the week's activities, how to register, and other information of interest.
Our faculty roster includes these outstanding organists:
Joby Bell, Associate Professor of Organ, Appalachian State University
Lynne Davis, Associate Professor of Music, Wichita State University
Isabelle Demers, Assistant Professor of Organ, Baylor University
Faythe Freese, Professor of Organ, The University of Alabama
Nathan Laube, Assistant Professor of Organ, Eastman School of Music
Shelly Moorman-Stahlman, Professor of Music, Lebanon Valley College
Bruce Neswick, Director of Music, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon
Frederick Teardo, Guest Lecturer, Director of Music and Organist, Cathedral Church of the Advent, Birmingham
Highlights from the daily schedule (all in Tuscaloosa unless otherwise noted):
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Opening Recital: Isabelle Demers at Moody Concert Hall, University of Alabama
Monday, June 26, 2017
Letourneau Organ Demonstration and Open Console: Jeff Binford at First Presbyterian Church
Improvisation Workshop I: Bruce Neswick at First Presbyterian Church
Sure-Fire Practice Techniques: Faythe Freese at First Presbyterian Church
Masterclass: Shelly Moorman-Stahlman and Joby Bell at Calvary Baptist Church
Faculty Recital: Lynne Davis, Nathan Laube, and Bruce Neswick at First Presbyterian Church
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Keyboard Technique and Body Awareness: Shelly Moorman-Stahlman at UA's Recital Hall
Organ Tech Workshop: Phil Parkey and Randall Dyer at UA's Recital Hall and Concert Hall
Masterclass: Isabelle Demers and Faythe Freese at Grace Presbyterian Church
Rising Stars Young Artists Recital: Tyler Canonico and Chase Loomer at First United Methodist Church
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Theatre Organ with Hands-On Time: Gary Jones and "Big Bertha" at Alabama Theatre, Birmingham
Accompanying Anglican Chant: Fred Teardo at Independent Presbyterian Church, Birmingham
Masterclass: Lynne Davis and Nathan Laube at Cathedral Church of the Advent, Birmingham
Faculty Recital: Joby Bell, Faythe Freese, and Shelly Moorman-Stahlman at Cathedral Church of the Advent, Birmingham
Reception at Cathedral Church of the Advent, Birmingham
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Introduction to Performance Practice: Nathan Laube at UA's Moody Concert Hall
Improvisation Workshop II: Bruce Neswick at UA's Moody Concert Hall
Dialogue on Clergy and Musician Relationships: the Rev. David Meginniss and the Rev. Catherine Collier at Christ Episcopal Church
Friday, June 30, 2017
POEA Student Recital at UA's Moody Concert Hall
Registration and additional information
To read about the Pipe Organ Encounters Advanced program, a part of the annual educational outreach program of the national American Guild of Organists, see POE Advanced. On this page you'll find the purposes of a POEA as well as links to our contact information, our official Birmingham POEA 2017 website, and our printable POEA brochure which tells you everything you need to know about the week.
Further down on the page is a link for students to apply online to attend the POEA, as well as a link for teachers to submit their student recommendation form . And below that is important information about scholarship assistance available for those in need of financial support to attend.
In the meantime, we invite you to tour our website and see some of the fabulous instruments in our area. You might also check out our Calendar of Events to see some of the activities coming up for our chapter and presentations in area churches led by chapter members. As always, there's a lot going on in the Birmingham area!
If you have questions at anytime, please contact the POEA2017 Director, Dr. Faythe Freese, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 205-348-3329.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Just a few of the organs you'll be hearing and playing...
University of Alabama Concert Hall, Tuscaloosa
Holtkamp, Opus 2005, 4 manuals, 86 ranks
First Presbyterian Church, Tuscaloosa
Letourneau, Opus 129, 3 manuals, 80 ranks
Independent Presbyterian Church, Birmingham
Dobson, Opus 90, 3 manuals, 82 ranks
Alabama Theatre, Birmingham
Wurlitzer Unit Orchestra, Opus 1783, Publix 1, 4 manuals, 29 ranks