Pipe Organ Encounter Plus (POE+) is a five-day program for up to 30 keyboard players over the age of 18 who want to play the organ, or who already play the organ and are interested in improving their skills.
POE+ is designed for those who have achieved at least an intermediate level of keyboard proficiency— that is, are able to play a Bach two-part Invention or
other music of comparable difficulty. Previous organ study is not required; beginners are welcome.
POE+ will offer private and group instruction in manual and pedal technique, registration, hymn playing, accompaniment techniques, sight reading, and transposition (possibly in preparation for the AGO Service Playing Certificate exam). Other topics may include organ repertoire including music for manuals only, organ history, and organ design and construction.
- Recital and masterclass by Carina S. Brackin
- Trip to Grooms and Payne Pipe Organ Builders
- Organ crawl
- Faculty organ recital