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256 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States
(404) 577-1234 www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/georgia/hyatt-regency-atlanta/atlra

The Hyatt Regency Atlanta is located at 256 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30303.

Workshop – An Introduction of the Organ School “With Hands and Feet”

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am
Hyatt Regency: Hanover E, 256 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States

Presented by: Ulrike Theresia Wegele Location: Hyatt Regency - Hanover E This trilingual organ method (English, German, French) is for beginners age 8+ and for autodidacts. It comes in three volumes and proves that one can learn the organ right from the beginning without knowing notes or having played a keyboard instrument. This totally new approach enables young and older students to play little pieces while they learn the basics. More than that, they are encouraged to use their own…

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Workshop – Leo Sowerby, Part I

July 8 @ 11:00 am - 11:50 am
Hyatt Regency: Hanover E, 256 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States

Presented by: Faythe Freese, DM Location: Hyatt Regency - Hanover E The year 2020 marks the quasquicentennial of Leo Sowerby, the American organist, composer, and church musician often referred to as the "Dean of American Church Music" in the early to mid-20th Century. This workshop will focus on the three compositional periods of organ plus and solo organ works of Dr. Sowerby. Included in our study will be performance practice, the organs with which Dr. Leo was familiar, and sample…

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Workshop – Leo Sowerby, Part II

July 8 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Hyatt Regency: Hanover E, 256 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States

Presented by: Faythe Freese, DM Location: Hyatt Regency - Hanover E The year 2020 marks the quasquicentennial of Leo Sowerby, the American organist, composer, and church musician often referred to as the "Dean of American Church Music" in the early to mid-20th Century. This workshop will focus on the three compositional periods of organ plus and solo organ works of Dr. Sowerby. Included in our study will be performance practice, the organs with which Dr. Leo was familiar, and sample…

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Regional Meeting – North Central

July 8 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Hyatt Regency: Hanover E, 256 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States

Location: Hyatt Regency - Hanover E The North Central Region includes the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, as well as the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Nunavut.

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Workshop – A Discussion for New Organ Teachers: Where to Start and How to Proceed?

July 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Hyatt Regency: Hanover E, 256 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States

Presented by: Stephen Price, MM Location: Hyatt Regency - Hanover E This presentation serves to explore organ pedagogy with the intent of encouraging more organists to become teachers. Questions concerning lesson plans, choosing music, and accommodating the student’s needs are likely to arise in the minds of prospective teachers. The presentation will begin with how to establish a relationship and ways to maintain the student’s interests. Next, an exploration of the student’s abilities and forming short-term lesson goals will be…

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Workshop – The Organ Music of Carl Rütti

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am
Hyatt Regency: Hanover E, 256 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States

Presented by: Charles Boyd Tompkins, DMA Location: Hyatt Regency - Hanover E Carl Rütti (b. 1949) is one of the outstanding Swiss composers of our time. His extensive catalogue of compositions includes a number of striking and colorful works for solo organ. Rütti has also composed anthems and longer choral works with organ accompaniment, all of which deserve to be more widely known and performed here in the United States. This workshop will feature performances of several of Rütti’s solo…

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Workshop – Be Still My Soul: Pastoral and Practical Musical Resources for Weddings and Funerals

July 10 @ 11:00 am - 11:50 am
Hyatt Regency: Hanover E, 256 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States

Presented by: Benjamin Kołodziej Location: Hyatt Regency - Hanover E Providing music for weddings and funerals can pose a challenge for musicians, who often find themselves caught between elevated emotions and abounding sentimentality. How do we maintain our composure and balance in these trying circumstances, realizing that the situation strains our ability to communicate and advise regarding liturgical and musical matters? What are some practical resources we can employ to expand our repertoire for weddings and funerals? Presupposing that confident…

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Workshop – Fearless and Fun: A New Approach to Teaching Keyboard Skills

July 10 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Hyatt Regency: Hanover E, 256 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States

Presented by: Anne Marsden Thomas, MBE, BMus, FRCO, FRSCM, ARAM and Frederick Stocken, PhD Location: Hyatt Regency - Hanover E Most students concentrate on learning pieces, postponing the study of keyboard skills until full-time training, diplomas, or church requirements prompt an intensive catch-up course. Instead of this fear-inducing and confidence-sapping approach to learning keyboard skills, we discuss how students can have fun developing their abilities from the earliest stages of playing and then continue building fluency incrementally throughout their learning.…

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