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Hyatt Regency: Hanover F

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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 – Escaping the Written Page: Techniques for Beginning Improvisation

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

Presented by: Herb Buffington, MM Location: Hyatt Regency - Hanover F This workshop is open to organists who seek tools to develop greater creativity and confidence in improvisation. Attendees will be encouraged to explore a number of logics (ideas) at the keyboard as they learn techniques to improvise hymn introductions, preludes, postludes, and interludes in various styles and forms.

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Workshop – Flor Peeters: A Legacy of Value

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

Presented by: Dr. Linda Patterson Location: Hyatt Regency - Hanover F Flor Peeters was a distinguished composer, teacher, cathedral musician, concert organist, and musicologist whose students included Paul Manz, Kathleen Thomerson, and Charles Callahan. Composer of the largest published collection of American organ chorales, Peeters’ works include Gregorian Chant accompaniment, a collection of early music of the Flemish masters, and Ars Organi, a comprehensive approach to organ study. Peeters traced his musical lineage to J.S. Bach, sharing Flemish heritage with…

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Workshop – The Gleason-Crozier Legacy

July 8 @ 12:00 pm - 12:25 pm
Hyatt Regency: Hanover F, 256 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States

Presented by: David Pickering, DMA Location: Hyatt Regency - Hanover F Icons Harold Gleason and Catharine Crozier used their gifts as teachers, performers, and scholars to contribute significantly to raising the standard of organ performance and teaching in the United States. This workshop will give brief biographical synopses, discuss the similarities and differences of both Gleason and Crozier’s pedagogical philosophies, and address the significance of Crozier’s extensive concertizing and recording on the organ profession.

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Regional Meeting – Southwest

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

Location: Hyatt Regency - Hanover F The Southwest Region includes the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas.

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Workshop – Handbells: Back to the Basics

July 9 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Hyatt Regency: Hanover F, 256 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States

Presented by: Alice Myers, BS Location: Hyatt Regency - Hanover F Never laid hands on bells before? Or maybe you were thrown into it and never really taught how? Maybe it’s just been a while and a good refresher course is what you need! Attend this class to learn the basics (again) – brief history, handbell mechanics, ringing and damping technique, and score notations and what they mean. The class will have hands-on learning opportunities for participants – gloves provided.…

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Workshop – Chorale Preludes 101: Exploring a New Pedagogical Collection

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

Presented by: John Brock, MM Location: Hyatt Regency - Hanover F This workshop introduces 101 Chorale Preludes: German Organ Works of the 17th and 18th Centuries, a new publication by Wayne Leupold Editions, edited by John Brock and Quentin Faulkner. This volume contains a significant body of chorale-based works by North, Central, and South German composers appropriate for study and for performance in recitals and worship services. The collection is both a practical and a pedagogical one, as it includes…

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Workshop – William Walker: Shaper of Southern Song

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

Presented by: Charles W. Steele, DMA Location: Hyatt Regency - Hanover F An important facet of America’s musical heritage has been preserved in the shape-note tunebooks of the nineteenth century. A significant compiler of shape-note collections was William Walker (1809-1875) of Spartanburg, SC. His collection, Southern Harmony, was very popular in its day. Supposedly, over 600,000 copies were sold. Walker’s significant contributions to hymnody include the pairing of the text of Amazing Grace with the tune New Britain, as well…

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Workshop – Not Like Hymns, Like Music!

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

Presented by: Joseph Golden, MM Location: Hyatt Regency - Hanover F A workshop/demonstration that will focus on lifting hymn playing to the highest standards expected of all keyboard playing in the popular realm of Collaborative Arts, presented by a member of the AGO and the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). Emphasis will be on applying a truly collaborative understanding of what all keyboard players can do to assist improved singing. Specific focus will be on the crucial relationship…

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