Summer Adult Workshops

Collegiate Organ Academy

Class Offerings

2017 Jacobs School of Music Collegiate Organ Academy
Faculty and Course Descriptions  
Course Faculty

The organ faculty will be augmented by harpsichordist Elisabeth Wright of the Jacobs School of Music’s Historic Performance Institute and Early Music Faculty, who will offer private harpsichord lessons and a daily class on continuo playing, and guest carillonneur John Gouwens, who will teach and perform on the university’s two Eijsbouts carillons. Faculty will inspire not only in their teaching but in performances throughout the week.

Janette Fishell, Professor of Organ, Chair, Organ Department, JSoM

Christopher Young, Professor of Organ, JSoM

Robert Nicholls, Adjunct Lecturer in Music (Organ), JSoM

Patrick Fischer, Organ Construction and Academy Instrumental Curator, JSoM

Elisabeth Wright, Professor of Music (Harpsichord, Fortepiano), JSoM

John Gouwens, Guest Instructor (Carillon), Organist and Carillonneur of the Culver Academies

Course Schedule

Please note, a more detailed description of course activities will be forthcoming in the near future. Upon notification of acceptance attendees will be asked to narrow their choice for individual course options, as well as request a specific teacher.

A typical daily schedule of activities will include the following:

  • Practice on one of the fourteen organs at the Jacobs School of Music
    (Click HERE to see the Organs of the Jacobs School of Music)
  • Private lessons with organ faculty
  • Private harpsichord or carillon study, as space allows

Classes on various topics, including:

  • Baroque Performance Practice
  • Romantic Performance Practice
  • Service Playing
  • Organ Improvisation
  • Continuo Class

Other highlights:

  • Mid-day and  evening recitals
  • Gala Academy Recital, featuring performances by all course participants
  • Other musical and recreational activities on the IU campus and in the city and area