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BYU Organ Workshops
  • Thursday, October 14, 2021 · 7:00 PM MDT
    This session is an introduction to the organ console, including the divisions of the organ and console devices such as thumb pistons and toe studs, expression and crescendo pedals, and other registrational aids. Consider being seated near an organ...
  • Thursday, November 4, 2021 · 7:00 PM MDT
    This session will discuss tips and tricks for making the most out of your practice time.
  • Thursday, November 18, 2021 · 7:00 PM MST
    This presentation discusses when, how, and why to apply an articulate legato style in organ playing.
  • Thursday, December 2, 2021 · 7:00 PM MST
    This session will explain both the names and numbers that appear on organ stops, including the four families of organ tone (principal, flute, string, and reed) along with numbers/numerals (pitch designations) and what they mean.
  • Thursday, January 6, 2022 · 7:00 PM MST
    This session will focus on basic and effective hymn registration (chorus registration - when both hands are playing on a single keyboard).
  • Thursday, February 3, 2022 · 7:00 PM MST
    Various types of solo stops and combinations are explored, along with ways to create balanced accompaniment combinations.
  • Thursday, February 17, 2022 · 7:00 PM MST
    This session deals with refining skills and musical sensitivities in order to accompany a congregation with creative hymn playing techniques and an awareness of textual and musical phrases.
  • Thursday, March 3, 2022 · 7:00 PM MST
    This session establishes the most important foundations of good legato pedal technique.
  • Thursday, April 7, 2022 · 7:00 PM MDT
    This session will introduce fingering techniques to achieve beautiful legato musical lines without the use of a sustaining pedal (something not found on an organ).
  • Thursday, May 5, 2022 · 7:00 PM MDT
    This session introduces hymn playing in the sustained legato style and achieving independence of line. Concepts discussed will include: evaluating the text, dealing with the repeated notes, common tone rule, when to play legato and when to play de...
  • Thursday, May 19, 2022 · 7:00 PM MDT
    This session will explore registration suited to German Baroque organ music based on the instruments and treatises of that period.
  • Thursday, June 2, 2022 · 7:00 PM MDT
    This session will prepare you to apply basic pedal techniques in choosing effective pedaling in hymn playing.
  • Thursday, July 15, 2021 · 7:00 PM MDT
    We would love to have you play something for us on an organ near you! We welcome video submissions in which the topic presented this month is applied, or any hymn or piece of your choosing. Instructions for submitting your video will be sent to yo...
  • Thursday, July 15, 2021 · 4:50 PM MST
    We would love to have you play something for us on an organ near you! We welcome video submissions in which the topic presented this month is applied, or any hymn or piece of your choosing. Instructions for submitting your video will be sent to yo...
  • Thursday, July 1, 2021 · 7:00 PM MDT
    This session deals with refining your skills and musical sensitivities in order to accompany a congregation with creative hymn playing techniques and an awareness of textual and musical phrases.
  • Thursday, July 1, 2021 · 4:15 PM MST
    This session deals with refining your skills and musical sensitivities in order to accompany a congregation with creative hymn playing techniques and an awareness of textual and musical phrases.
  • Thursday, July 1, 2021 · 2:30 PM MST
    This session deals with refining your skills and musical sensitivities in order to accompany a congregation with creative hymn playing techniques and an awareness of textual and musical phrases.
  • Thursday, July 1, 2021 · 2:00 PM MST
    This session deals with refining your skills and musical sensitivities in order to accompany a congregation with creative hymn playing techniques and an awareness of textual and musical phrases.
  • Wednesday, June 30, 2021 · 1:35 PM MST
    This session deals with refining your skills and musical sensitivities in order to accompany a congregation with creative hymn playing techniques and an awareness of textual and musical phrases.
  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021 · 1:45 PM MST
    This session deals with refining your skills and musical sensitivities in order to accompany a congregation with creative hymn playing techniques and an awareness of textual and musical phrases.
  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021 · 11:40 AM MST
    This session deals with refining your skills and musical sensitivities in order to accompany a congregation with creative hymn playing techniques and an awareness of textual and musical phrases.
  • Monday, June 28, 2021 · 11:30 AM MST
    This session deals with refining your skills and musical sensitivities in order to accompany a congregation with creative hymn playing techniques and an awareness of textual and musical phrases.
  • Thursday, June 17, 2021 · 7:00 PM MDT
    We would love to have you play something for us on an organ near you! We welcome video submissions in which the topic presented this month is applied, or any hymn or piece of your choosing. Instructions for submitting your video will be sent to yo...
  • Thursday, June 3, 2021 · 7:00 PM MDT
    This session will prepare you to apply basic pedal techniques in choosing effective pedaling in hymn playing.
Past
  • Monday, June 28, 2021 · 11:10 AM MST
    This session deals with refining your skills and musical sensitivities in order to accompany a congregation with creative hymn playing techniques and an awareness of textual and musical phrases.
  • July
    This session deals with refining your skills and musical sensitivities in order to accompany a congregation with creative hymn playing techniques and an awareness of textual and musical phrases.

    Refining Hymn Playing is the last of nine series of...
  • June
    This series will prepare you to apply basic pedal techniques in choosing effective pedaling in hymn playing.

    Figuring Out Pedaling For Hymns is the eighth of nine series of BYU Organ Online Training Sessions. We are excited to offer these live mo...
  • May
    This session introduces hymn playing in the sustained legato style, and achieving independence of line. Concepts discussed will include: evaluating the text, dealing with the repeated notes, common tone rule, when to play legato and when to play d...
  • April
    This series will introduce fingering techniques to achieve beautiful legato musical lines without the use of a sustaining pedal (something not found on an organ).

    Legato Fingering Techniques is the sixth of nine series of BYU Organ Online Trainin...
  • March
    This session establishes the most important foundations of good legato pedal technique.

    Basic Pedal Technique is the fifth of nine series of BYU Organ Online Training Sessions. We are excited to offer these live monthly training sessions and mast...
  • February
    Various types of solo stops and combinations are explored, along with ways to create balanced accompaniment combinations.

    Solo & Accompaniment Registration is the fourth of nine series of BYU Organ Online Training Sessions. We are excited to offe...
  • January
    Basic Hymn Registration is the third of nine series of BYU Organ Online Training Sessions. We are excited to offer these live monthly training sessions and masterclasses, free of charge, to pianists and organists in any location! These series are ...
  • December
    Pitches and Families of Organ Tone is the second of nine series of BYU Organ Online Training Sessions. We are excited to offer these live monthly training sessions and masterclasses, free of charge, to pianists and organists in any location...
  • November
    The Organ Console is the first of nine series of BYU Organ Online Training Sessions. We are excited to offer these live monthly training sessions and masterclasses, free of charge, to pianists and organists in any location! These series are...
Online Training Sessions
  • Thursday, January 21, 2021 · 8:00 PM CST
    We would love to hear you play something for us on an organ near you! Submit a video or question for the upcoming masterclass. Videos and questions will be used on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here for more information: https://organ.by...
  • Thursday, January 7, 2021 · 7:00 PM MST
    This session will focus on basic and effective hymn registration (chorus registration - when both hands are playing on a single keyboard).
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