Organ, Sacred Music, and Historical Keyboards

Photos from the 2015 Summer Academy for High School Organists

We had a great time at the Summer Academy for High School Organists!
August 3-7, 2015
Here’s a snapshot of the week:

 

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The twelve students following recital no. 2 at Third Presbyterian

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Fun times on Canandaigua Lake, with ice cream of course!

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Horsing around 🙂

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Organ crawl at United Church, Canandaigua (new instrument by Parsons)

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Annie Laver teaches at the Christ Church masterclass – here featuring the Casparini organ in the back of the nave.

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Another view of the group following their final bow.

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The anthem accompaniment workshop and one of the faculty/student recitals was held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, on its suave 1926 E.M. Skinner, beautifully restored.

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Edoardo Bellotti, one of our five fabulous faculty!

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Trying out the beautiful Fritts organ at Sacred Heart Cathedral before the faculty/student recital there.

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Chatting on the bus to Canandaigua.

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Learning about the craft of pipe-making and the materials that comprise them.

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At the first student recital – final bow in front of the Casparini at Christ Church.

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A class at the Italian Baroque Organ, Memorial Art Gallery.

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Two masterful organists, wonderful teachers, and great people: David Higgs (chair of the Dpt of Organ, Sacred Music, and Historical Keyboards) and Stephen Kennedy!

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Cheesing for the camera at Canandaigua Lake: Professors Annie Laver and Nathan Laube, and coordinator Caroline Robinson

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The whole group – faculty and students – following the culminating performance at Third Presbyterian Church.