Fall Reunion Conference (Sept 17-19, 2012): “New Fingers for Old Music”

Indiana Organists United partners with the Jacobs School of Music’s organ department to present a three-day celebration on campus that will include tours of the new Fisk Op. 135 in Alumni Hall, lectures, master classes, recitals, and panel discussions.

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Monday, Sept. 17

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.          Registration
Auer Hall Lobby

10 – 11:30 a.m.          A Tour of the C. B. Fisk, Opus 135
Auer Hall
Christopher Young, Professor of Music, IU Jacobs
School of Music Organ Department, and David Kazimir,
Organ Curator, IU Jacobs School of Music Organ Department 

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.     Lunch on your own

1 – 2:30 p.m.               Lecture
Auer Hall
William Bates, Professor of Organ, Emeritus,
University of South Carolina in Columbia and
Ragatz Distinguished Alumni Award recipient

2:30 – 3 p.m.              Break (refreshments available)
Auer Hall Lobby

3 – 4 p.m.                    It is a Good Thing to Give Thanks:  A Sacred Concert
Auer Hall
Bruce Neswick, Associate Professor of Music, and
the Jacobs School of Music Organ Department
“SMP” choir, conductors, and accompanists

4 -5:30 p.m.                Free Time

5:30 pm                      Awards Banquet
Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Grand Hall
Honoring Dr. William Bates, Professor of Organ,            

Emeritus, University of South Carolina in Columbia,
and Dr. Janette Fishell, Professor of Music and Chair
of the Organ Department at the IU Jacobs School of Music
recipients of the 2012 Oswald Gleason Ragatz
Distinguished Alumni Award

8 pm                           Recital          
Auer Hall
Janette Fishell, Professor of Music and Chair of the
Organ Department at the IU Jacobs School of Music
and
Ragatz Distinguished Alumni Award recipient

Tuesday, Sept. 18

9:30-11:30 a.m.         Orgelbüchlein Masterclass
Auer Hall
Larry Smith, Professor Emeritus, IU Jacobs School
of Music, Organ Department

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.     Lunch on your own

1:00 – 3 p.m.               Student performance of the Orgelbüchlein
Auer Hall
With pre-concert lecture by Professor Daniel R. Melamed,
Professor of Music, IU Jacobs School of Music, Musicology
Department.

3-3:30 p.m.                 Break (refreshments available)                                Auer Hall Lobby

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.         Alumni Panel Discussion: “Developing  Your Career in a Challenging Economy:  Tips from Experienced Alums”   
Auer Hall
Moderator: Dr. Edie Johnson, Vice President, Indiana Organists United Alumni Board
Panelists: Steven Betancourt, MM’99, Greg Bunn, MM’99,
Betsie Calhoun, DM’03, Yun Kyong Kim, MM’96, DM’05,
John Schwandt, MM’96, DM’01, and Larry Smith

5:30 p.m.                    Banquet
Indiana Memorial Union Tudor Room

8 pm                           Silent Movie
Auer Hall
“Spite Marriage” (1929) starring the incomparable Buster Keaton.                                              
Accompanied by John Schwandt, Associate Professor
of Organ and Director of the American Organ Institute
at the University of Oklahoma School of Music

Wednesday, Sept. 19

8 –11:30 a.m.             Fisk is open to all attendees
Auer Hall
15 min. time slots available – Sign up in advance at registration to ensure a spot.

“Blasts from the Past”
MA 406 and MA 407
Short refresher courses for the multi-tasking organist

8 – 9 a.m.                     Basic Organ Maintenance
MA 407
David Kazimir, Organ Curator, IU Jacobs School of  Music Organ Department

9 – 10 a.m.                  The Scholar as Church Musician and/or  Studio Teacher
MA 406
Christopher Young, Professor of Music, IU Jacobs
School of Music Organ Department

10 – 10:15 a.m.          Break (refreshments available)
Auer Hall Lobby

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.    “Fight, Flight, or Flow: The Inner Game of Music”       
MA 406
Colin Andrews, Adjunct Lecturer, IU Jacobs School of Music, Organ Department

11:15 a.m.                Play unto the Lord a New Song:
MA 407

12:15 p.m.                  Improvisation for the Church Organist
Bruce Neswick, Associate Professor of Music, IU Jacobs  School of Music, Organ Department

12:30-2:30 p.m.         Indiana Organists United Alumni          
DeVault Alumni Center

Association Board meeting

Hotel Information

A limited number of hotel rooms are available at the Indiana Memorial Union, 900 E. 7th Street. To book your room, call 800-209-8145 or go online and enter the group code, ORGAN12. Reservations must be made by Aug. 16.

Transportation & Parking

If you purchased a parking pass on your conference registration form, it will be mailed to you prior to the conference. Parking passes are good only in the Jordan Garage about 1 block from the Jacobs School of Music.

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