BYU Free Organ Music Exchange

Dear AGO colleagues:

We are pleased to welcome you to take part in The BYU Free Organ Music Exchange. This library is contained in several white crates placed above the twelve organs in the BYU Organ Lab (2217 Music Building). Having been donated by individuals who are downsizing their libraries or from estates, they are available to organists for free.

You are welcome to come to the lab, play through the scores, and take those that you or your students will use. Please do not remove them with the intent to resell. The lab door is unlocked Monday through Saturday between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., but you can stay after 6:00 p.m. if you wish. Please avoid group organ class times: MW 8-5, TTh 9-10 and 4-5, Friday 9-3.

If you have organ scores or books that you’d like to donate, please contact  or  to arrange for drop-off or pick-up.

Don Cook and Neil Harmon

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BYU Organ Online Training Sessions

The BYU Organ Online Training Sessions for Entry-level Organists, Beyond the Basics Topics, and Music Theory Classes have been scheduled for the coming season. These webinars are free of charge and available to pianists and organists in any location!

The presentations will offer a pre-recorded video from 7:00-8:00 pm Mountain Time, with interactive chat with the instructor during the video, followed by a live Question & Answer session until 8:30 pm Mountain Time. Recordings of each class will be available to view for one month following the live presentation.

  • The Organ Console with Dr. Don Cook, October 5
  • October Music Theory Class with Dr. Jacob Hofeling, October 12
  • Pitches and Families of Organ Tone with Nora Hess, November 2
  • November Music Theory Class with Dr. Jacob Hofeling, November 9
  • Teaching New Organists with Dr. David Pickering, November 16
  • December Music Theory Class with Dr. Jacob Hofeling, December 14

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BYU Organ Online Training Sessions

The BYU Organ Online Training Sessions for Entry-level Organists have been scheduled for the coming season. These webinars are free of charge and available to pianists and organists in any location!

The presentations will offer a pre-recorded video from 7:00-8:00 pm Mountain Time, with interactive chat with the instructor during the video, followed by a live Question & Answer session until 8:30 pm Mountain Time. Recordings of each class will be available to view for one month following the live presentation.

Additional sessions for Beyond the Basics topics and Individual Feedback will be scheduled soon. We hope to see you at many, if not all training sessions!

 

Register for BYU Online Training Sessions

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Traveling BYU Organ Workshop

Friday-Saturday, September 15-16
Hosted by the Provo Edgemont South Stake
3050 Mojave Lane, Provo, UT 84604

Organ Concert – Friday, September 15, 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Organ Training – Saturday, September 16, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm with three tracks of classes:

  • YOUTH – Designed especially for young people, this track shows what the organ can do and gives everyone a chance to try it out
  • HOW-TO – This track gives pianists some tools to begin building confidence at the organ
  • BEYOND THE BASICS – This track offers ideas and inspiration to those who are already comfortable at the organ

Events are free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend!
Classes will be taught by BYU Organ Faculty and other qualified instructors.
Please register by Sept. 12!

BYU Utah Valley Organ Workshop Registration

 

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The BYU Organ Online Training Sessions for Entry-level Organists have been scheduled for the coming season. These webinars are free of charge and available to pianists and organists in any location!

The presentations will offer a pre-recorded video from 7:00-8:00 pm Mountain Time, with interactive chat with the instructor during the video, followed by a live Question & Answer session until 8:30 pm Mountain Time. Recordings of each class will be available to view for one month following the live presentation.

Additional sessions for Beyond the Basics topics and Individual Feedback will be scheduled soon. We hope to see you at many, if not all training sessions!

Pedal Technique
Instructor: Dr. Mark Campbell
February 2, 2023
7:00-8:30 pm MT

This session establishes the most important foundations of good legato pedal technique.

Legato Fingering Techniques
Instructor: Kymberly Payne
March 2, 2023
7:00-8:30 pm MT

German Baroque Registration
Instructor: Dr. Daniel Kerr
March 16, 2023
7:00-8:30 pm MT

Hymn Playing
Instructor: Dr. Jacob Hofeling
April 6, 2023
7:00-8:30 pm MT

Figuring out Pedaling for Hymns
Instructor: Elizabeth Forsyth
May 4, 2023
7:00-8:30 pm MT

The Organ for Primary Series
Instructor: Laurie Swain
May 18, 2023
7:00-8:30 pm MT

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BYU Traveling Workshops

South Utah County Organ and Choral Workshop
March 18, 2023, 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Free classes for anyone interested in organ playing basics and choral conducting beyond the basics.
Register by March 15
Flyer and registration

Mapleton Organ Workshop
March 24-25, 2023
Register by March 21
Flyer and registration