Students and faculty of the organ performance program in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music will travel to Philadelphia for the Organ Historical Society’s (OHS) 61st annual convention June 26-July 2.
Alan Lynch, Joel Morehouse and Julia Tucker—-all Setnor students pursuing a master of music (M.M.) in organ performance—will attend the convention. Earlier this year they were named 2016 E. Power Biggs Fellows of the OHS. The fellowship, which is awarded to outstanding applicants with a developing interest in the American pipe organ, provides financial support for attending a convention, covering registration and travel within the continental U.S. as well as lodging and meals during the convention.
Faculty member and University organist Anne Laver will also attend the convention and give a convention concert on Tuesday, June 28, on the 1884 Hilborne L. Roosevelt pipe organ at Philadelphia’s Highway Tabernacle Church.
The Organ Historical Society celebrates, preserves and studies the pipe organ in America in all its historic styles, through research, education, advocacy and music.