this International Year of
the Organ, the Evansville Chapter and the University of
Evansville Student Chapter of the A.G.O. will host the only
the nation in 2009! The dates will be June 21-June 26.
What is a POE-Advanced?
The Pipe Organ Encounter Advanced is a program for
high school age organists.
We have accepted 18 highly talented organists after
a rigorous audition process.
Ten faculty members plus an organ builder will also
be in residence for the week. (See Faculty Page).
Lessons and classes in the art of organ playing and
pipe organ building will be given each day.
The students will make a field trip to St. Meinrad
Archabbey and an evening concert at Salem UCC, Huntingburg by the
world-famous organist Daniel Roth.
The students and faculty will use around 20 pipe
organs in Evansville churches and at the University of Evansville (see POEA organs)
Evening concerts will be given by faculty.
They are open to the public and are free (see schedule below).
Financial support is being provided by:
The Schmidt Foundation
The Phyllis and Robert Menke Endowment of the Dubois
County Community Foundation
p.m. Gathering for Welcome
meal - Grabill Lounge, lower level of Neu Chapel at the University of
Evansville. Meet and welcome POEA faculty and students.
6:00 p.m. Meal - Grabill Lounge,
chapter carry-in pot-luck (barbeque and drinks
Recital (progressive) on University of Evansville organs.
Monday, June 22
p.m. Masterclass on Body Mapping with Roberta Gary at Aldersgate United
7:00 p.m. Faculty Recital 2 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church
Tuesday, June 23
p.m. Student Masterclass, University of Evansville, Room 110 (large
rehearsal room behind Wheeler Concert Hall)
7:00 p.m. Faculty Recital 3 at Methodist Temple
p.m. Student Masterclass - St. Meinrad Archabbey
5:00 p.m. Vespers - St. Meinrad Archabbey
8:00 p.m. *EDT* (7:00 "Evansville time") Daniel Roth concert (See
below) at Salem
United Church of Christ, Huntingburg, IN
Thursday, June 25
p.m. Messiaen's "Visions de l'Amen" Recital played by Thomas Drury and
Robert Nicholls on pianos, and works by Couperin and Bach played by
Helen Reed on harpsichord. Wheeler Concert Hall on the University
of Evansville campus
Friday, June 26
a.m. Student Recital 1 at Trinity United Methodist Church,
1:00 p.m. Choral performance by course choir
1:30 p.m. Student Recital 2 at First Presbyterian Church, Evansville
3:30 p.m. POEA Concluding Ceremony at FPC
Daniel Roth Concert
Wednesday June 24, 2009
Salem United Church of Christ, Huntingburg, IN On the 2001 Casavant organ. 8:00 p.m. EASTERN time 7:00 p.m. CENTRAL time Presented with the support of the Phyllis
and Robert Menke Endowment
of the Dubois County Community Foundation.
Roth has been widely acclaimed as one of the leading French organ
virtuosos, and has held several prestigious positions as an artist and
teacher. At age twenty he made his debut at the organ of the Basilique
du Sacré Coeur in Paris, as assistant to his teacher Madame
Falcinelli. He later succeeded her as Titular Organist, a post he held
until 1985 when he was appointed Titular Organist at St. Sulpice, the
famous Paris church where his predecessors were Charles-Marie Widor,
Marcel Dupré and Jean-Jacques Grunenwald.
From 1974 to 1976 Daniel Roth held the position of
Artist-in-Residence of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
in Washington DC. Upon his return to France, he resumed his teaching
position at the Conservatory of Marseille, which he held until 1979
when he was appointed to the Conservatory of Strasbourg, a post he
filled for nine years. From 1988 until summer, 1995, Mr. Roth taught at
the Musikhochshule in Saarbrücken. He now is Professor of Organ at
the Musikhochschule in Frankfurt am Main, succeeding Edgar Krapp and
POEA, material related to the local art of the pipe organ in its
historic and evolving roles will be on display in the lobby of Wheeler
Concert Hall on the campus of the University of Evansville.
Included is a display of middle-C pipes and a few of the largest
and smallest pipes from
the Evansville Coliseum Tinker
Two of the several cases of the middle-C pipes are shown above.
our POE Advanced Director:
We are looking forward to welcoming participants to Evansville for the
POE Advanced. We have a fantastic committee that is working
tirelessly to provide an inspiring week of organ events and superb
teaching, all in a central location. We have assembled a
top-notch faculty, have an informative brochure available, great
instruments, and lots of genuine Hoosier Hospitality to
feel free to contact
me with any questions
you might have about the POEA.
Robert Nicholls, MA (cantab), FAGO
Director, POE Advanced, Evansville 2009
Director of Music
First Presbyterian Church
609 SE Second St.
Evansville IN 47713-1107
Advanced Team Director - Robert Nicholls (email@example.com) Faculty/Funding Coordinator - Dr. Doug Reed Secretary - Carolyn Adams Registrar - Helen Reed (firstname.lastname@example.org) Treasurer - Rhoda Martin Services Coordinator - Kevin Ellerbusch Facilities Coordinator - Tom Drury
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