Organ at Stratford Summer Music

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The Organ Academy and Concerts at Stratford Summer Music is unique on the summer organ concert and advanced study circuit. Begun in the year 2001, the inaugural year of Stratford Summer Music, every year the Academy has welcomed concertgoers and talented students from across North America and beyond to study with and hear performances by the foremost performers and pedagogues of the King of Instruments in a festive and uniquely creative atmosphere.

Based on an intensive week of private study, masterclasses and performances by an internationally-known master of the instrument, the Academy’s small size (five students), and its unusual artistic setting in a major Canadian summer arts festival and one of the world’s foremost repertory theatrical festivals provides an educational experience of true meaning for the advanced organ student.

Click here for information on Organ Week 2010 featuring Canadian organ duo Duo Majoya and “The Twenty Favourite Hymns of All Time”, a third installment of Stratford Summer Music’s “Heritage of the Organ” series.

Click here for information on the 2001-2009 Organ Weeks, which featured John Scott, Jean-Pierre Leguay, Ullrich Böhme, John Longhurst, James Edward Goettsche, Heribert Metzger, Canadians Luc Beausejour, Maxine Thevenot and Christopher Dawes, and the Choir and organists of St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh; Cameron Carpenter, and “Salute to Scotland” and “The Organ in America”, the first two programs in the “Heritage of the Organ” series.

General Information
For the details on the organs of the Organs of Stratford, click here.

To apply to study in the Organ Academy at Stratford Summer Music, send up-to-date resume with two references to

Organ Concerts and Academy at Stratford Summer Music
Box 1013
Stratford, Ontario, Canada N5A 6W4
tel: (519) 271-2101 (toll-free North America, 1-866-288-4313)
fax: (519) 271-1459,

John A. Miller, Stratford Summer Music Artistic Producer
Christopher Dawes, Organ Academy Director - Biography

Web Links
Stratford Summer Music
The Stratford Festival
City of Stratford

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