WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: TCAGO 2019 Winter Workshop
Westminster Presbyterian Church issued the following announcement.
TCAGO 2019 Winter Workshop
Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 9:00am - 3:00pm (extended)
8:30am Registration & Hospitality
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis
Free, with free parking in the new Westminster Ramp
Registration strongly encouraged, lunch provided (with donation recommended*) NOTE: Registration will open in early December 2018
PRESENTERS & WORKSHOP TOPICS
Church Music Repertoire Workshop presented by Stephen Hamilton
Lecture Recital on organ music of Clarence Mader, presented by Jacob Benda
Sound Advice: Musicians' Ears - Practicing for Healthy Hearing, presented by Cynthia Hogan, Ph.D.; Neil Patel, M.D. (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN); and James Holt, M.D. (retired Marshfield Clinic, WI)
Pipedreams Travelogue Slideshow, presented by Michael Barone and Lise Schmidt
Sacred Art Tour
8:30 – 8:55am (registration & hospitality)
9:00 – 10:15am (Church Music Repertoire Workshop)
10:30 – 11:30am (The Musicians' Ears: Practicing for Healthy Hearing )
LUNCH Catered onsite (11:30am - 12:15pm)
12:15 - 1:00pm (Sacred Art Tour)
1:00 - 2:00pm (Jacob Benda Lecture/Recital - Clarence Mader: An American Renaissance Man)
2:15 - 3:00pm (Pipedreams Travelogue Slideshow with Michael Barone and Lise Schmidt)
7:30PM – guest soloist Stephen Hamilton plays a program of works by Bach, Franck, Ginastera (Toccata, Villancico & Fugue), Messiaen (Ascension Suite) and Dupre on the Foley-Baker organ at the Cathedral of St. Mark (519 Groveland) in Minneapolis, MN. Free/Donation. Sponsored by St. Mark’s Cathedral concert series.
WORKSHOP SESSION SUMMARY
Hamilton’s “Church Music Repertoire Workshop” is a multi-dimensional workshop that presents recently published music by Augsburg, MorningStar and Oxford publishers. In that there are few music stores to research new music, Hamilton’s workshop focuses on these new compositions and how they might be integrated with older, well known compositions. In addition, Hamilton discusses organ technique, registration and the organization of the church service. This is a very practical workshop in that music for “manuals only” is also included for our piano friends who have found their way to the organ, or beginning organ students who have become involved in a church. Hamilton has presented a “Church Music Repertoire Workshop” at eight National Conventions of the American Guild of Organists as well to many regional conventions and individual AGO Chapters.
Sound Advice: Musicians' Ears - Practicing for Healthy Hearing: Fine musicianship is based on critical listening skills. Organists spend a good part of their training and education developing their aural skills to become discerning musicians. Yet organists often practice and perform at elevated dynamic levels and for durations of time which may be unsafe and could contribute to hearing disorders, damage and loss. This presentation, by an esteemed panel from the Mayo Clinic Department of Otolaryngology in Rochester, Minnesota, will address healthy hearing practices for musicians, how to protect and preserve hearing, and ways organists can prevent and minimize hearing damage and loss. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
Clarence Mader: An American Renaissance Man: Clarence Mader (1904-1971) was recognized as one of most influential organ teachers in the United States, but he was also a prolific composer, visual artist, poet and organ consultant. Jacob Benda will discuss the life of this renaissance man and demonstrate his eclectic writing style by performing works such as Fanfare Prelude, Bell Serenade, October Interlude, Fangle, A Passiontide Fantasy, Concerto for Organ (excerpts), and Afternoon of Toad.
Pipedreams Travelogue Slideshow: Michael Barone and Lise Schmidt share glimpses of some intriguing instruments visited during their various organ-focused adventures abroad.
Sacred Art Tour (click here for more information): The Westminster Gallery exhibits and collects religious and secular art representing diverse ethnic and cultural traditions. We feature art from the Westminster collection, private collections, and from regional and nationally known artists who demonstrate the connection between art and how it informs our faith. The church has a long history of collecting and incorporating art into both worship and daily life. The Westminster Gallery opened in 2002.
STEPHEN HAMILTON, internationally acclaimed virtuoso, has long been prominent on the American organ scene. The New YorkTimes wrote: “Hamilton, as organist at the Church of the Holy Trinity (Episcopal) obviously knew the instrument’s sonorous capabilities and brought them powerfully to bear in a rousing account.” Recent performance highlights include concerts in London’sWestminster Abbey and Saint Paul Cathedral, Merton College-Oxford, Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral, Edinburgh’s St. Giles Cathedral, and Regensburg’s Saint Peter’s Cathedral. Hundreds of United States performances and workshops include University of Michigan, San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral, Washington’s National Cathedral, and New York City’s Columbia University, St. John the Divine, and Saint Ignatius Loyola. Hamilton’s moving interpretation of Marcel Dupré’s Le Chemin de la Croix in over fifty concert performances and on CD consistently meets with critical and popular acclaim. His highly successful class “New Music for the Church Organist” has been a sought after event at AGO conventions. While Minister of Music at New York City’s Church of the Holy Trinity (Episcopal) from 1991-2011 and Chapel Organist at Columbia University, Hamilton served on the faculties of Hunter College, Manhattan School of Music, and Queens College. Now residing in Minneapolis, Hamilton continues to concertize internationally along with teaching and presenting workshops and masterclasses. www.stephenjonhamilton.com
Currently serving as the Director of Music and Liturgy at Nativity of Mary Catholic Church in the Twin Cities, JACOB BENDA earned his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from Louisiana State University in 2015 where his major professors were Dr. Herndon Spillman,organ, Dr. Robert Peck, music theory, and Michael Gurt, piano. As a concert artist he has toured extensively throughout the United States, and his playing has been heard multiple times on American Public Media’s PIPEDREAMS. Recent performances include solo recitals at the University of North Texas, Plymouth Congregational Church in Seattle, WA, the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis, MN, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral in Jackson, MS, Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans, LA, and the 2018 East Texas Pipe Organ Festival. His debut recording, Music at Midnight: A Tonal Palette, was released on the Centaur Label in 2014; it is the first commercial recording to feature, exclusively, organ music by Clarence Mader. Dr. Benda has given lectures on the life and music of Clarence Mader at Yale University, and at the 2014 American Guild of Organists National Convention held in Boston, MA. His first publication, Unveiling the Mystery: A Pianist’s Discovery of the Organ, was published in the September 2018 issue of the MTNA E-journal. Amid his church music and performance careers, Jacob serves on the Board of Directors for the Ruth and Clarence Mader Memorial Scholarship Fund based in Los Angeles, and as the Sub-Dean for the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
Building upon a musical curiosity that began very early, MICHAEL BARONE has been involved in classical music for much of his life, with the pipe organ for more than 60 years, and with radio for 53. Following graduation from the Oberlin Conservatory with aBachelor of Music degree in Music History and involvement there in the student-run campus station, WOBC, he began his professional career in public radio on August 20, 1968 as Music Director and the sixth full-time employee of KSJR-FM, a fledgling operation licensed to St. John’s Benedictine Abbey and University in Collegeville, MN. He has watched and participated as that station grew in independence and influence to become the well- known enterprise of today, Minnesota Public Radio/American Public Media. After serving 25 years as MPR Music Director, Michael focused on national productions (Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Pipedreams; A Festival of Nines Lessons and Carols), and is MPR’s longest continuously-tenured employee (50+ years), an achievement not likely to be matched. Michael’s talent and commitment have been recognized with numerous awards, including the American Guild of Organists President’s Award in 1996, the Distinguished Service Award of the Organ Historical Society in 1997, and the 2001 ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for Excellence in Broadcasting. In November 2002 he was selected for induction to the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame.
NEIL PATEL, M.D., graduated from Duke University with a degree in biomedical engineering. He then completed his MD atUniversity of Illinois College of Medicine and subsequently pursued residency training in Otolaryngology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Dr. Patel stayed on to be the first neurotology fellow at Mayo and is currently in his first year of a two year fellowship performing surgery for hearing loss, balance disorders, and tumors of the ear and brain.
CYNTHIA HOGAN, Ph.D., graduated from Clarion University in Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology. She obtained a Masters of Science degree in Communicative Disorders from Pennsylvania State University and a Doctorate in Audiology from Syracuse University. Dr. Hogan is an Audiologist at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.
JAMES HOLT, M.D., received his undergraduate and medical school degrees from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He completed
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Source: Westminster Presbyterian Church