Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
2006 Interlochen Summer Arts Camp Organ Studio. Pictured are (left to right) Ben Blasingame, Peter Godart, Alexis Van Z, Caroline Robinson, Roderick Demmings, Karianne Burns, Chris Prestia, Grace Mackson, and Mason Copeland.
Summer Arts Camp Organ Studio participants work with instructor Thomas Bara.
Thomas Bara works with organist Caroline Robinson.
From seventh grade to graduate school, aged 12 to 21, these talented players point the way towards the pipe organ’s future.
Rootin’ for the Youngsters…from seventh grade to graduate school, aged 12 to 21, these talented players point the way towards the pipe organ’s future.
The following three organists, Christian Lane, Wood, and Teardo were past winners of the Augustana Arts/Reuter National Undergraduate Organ Competition held at Augustana Lutheran Church in Denver, CO on the 1985 Reuter.
FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Allegro con brio, 1st movement, from Sonata in B-flat, Opus 65, number 4 –Benton Blasingame, 11th grade.
FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Prelude in G, Opus 37, number 2 –Karianne Burns, 11th grade.
J.S. BACH: Prelude in g, S. 558 –Peter Godart, 8th grade.
JEAN LANGLAIS: Prelude modal –Alexis Vanzalen, 11th grade.
DENNIS JANZER: Galeries Ancien –Roderick Demmings, 7th grade.
FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Prelude in d, Opus 37, number 2 –Caroline Robinson, 9th grade
Chelsea Chen is also a past winner of the Augustana Arts/Reuter National Undergraduate Organ Competition.
CHELSEA CHEN: Taiwanese Suite . MAX REGER: Chorale-Fantasy, Hallelujah! Gott zu Loben, Opus 52, number 3 –Chelsea Chen (1995 Reuter/Heinz Memorial Chapel, University of Pittsburgh, PA) Chen CD-2006
Filler –MAX REGER: Chorale-Fantasy (see above)
Michael Barone was host for a Pipedreams Live! event at Interlochen, featuring students, faculty and alumni in Dendrinos Chapel/Redcital hall. Interlochen radio station WIAA-FM produced a broadcast of that February 4, 2007 event, and you’re invited to listen here.