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Super Saturday 2017

April 29 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Attendees at Super Saturday receive instruction and inspiration on church organ playing.

Attendees at Super Saturday receive instruction and inspiration on church organ playing.

Super Saturday is our chapter’s gift to the growing community of church organists in Utah Valley and beyond. This free training day is open to the public to learn more about the organ and to be inspired to improve organ-playing skills for church service. If you are a pianist wishing to try the organ or desire to meet with others who share your love for music, this workshop is also for you!

Super Saturday begins with a keynote speaker, followed by several break-out sessions each hour. Classes are offered on such topics as organ essentials, registration, and hymn playing. Admission is free, and a complimentary lunch is provided. The workshop is held on the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, in the Harris Fine Arts Center.

8:00 AM: Check-in and Prelude, Madsen Recital Hall South Foyer
8:25 AM: Opening Hymn
8:30 AM: Opening Session and Keynote Address by Mike Carson
9:15 AM: Workshop training classes begin

1:30 PM: Hymn Sing with Jay Goodliffe
2:00 PM: Workshop ends

Breakout Sessions: Training for Beginning, Intermediate
and Advanced Levels

  • Manual and pedal technique (sign up below)
  • Hands-on help in the organ lab (sign up below)
  • Choosing best pedaling for hymns
  • Basic and advanced organ registration
  • Improvisation skills
  • How to prepare a hymn-sing
  • Creating postludes from the hymnbook
  • The organized organist
  • Easy but effective hymn introductions
  • The importance of networking for the LDS organist
  • An introduction to the Liturgy
  • Discovering hidden treasures in the sealed portion of the hymnbook
  • Conquering stage fright
  • Organ recital by Dallin Baldwin
  • Master class with Dr. Brian Mathias (sign up to perform below)

Workshop Flyer

Share the workshop flyer or pass along cards with other organists and piano students:
Super Saturday Workshop Flyer (full page)
Super Saturday Workshop Pass Along Cards (4-up per page)

Group Organ Instruction and Hands-On Help 

organ-labSign up for free, group organ instruction and hands-on help in the Organ Lab, room E354. Classes include manual and pedal technic and hands-on help from an instructor on hymns, preludes, or organ repertoire that you are currently working on.

Sign Up Now!

Master Class with Dr. Brian Mathias
brian-mathiasSign up to perform in the master class with Dr. Brian Mathias. Choose a repertoire piece or a hymn and receive feedback and suggestions from a master teacher in front of an audience. 

Sign Up Now!



April 29
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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BYU Harris Fine Arts Center
Madsen Recital Hall
Provo, UT
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