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Exciting news: We have extended the application deadline for the Organ Academy to April 15th.
The first Organ Academy, organized by the Sibelius Academy, Uniarts Helsinki as a part of the Sibelius Summer Academy summer programme, will take place from August 1st–7th 2019 in Helsinki, Finland. One of the special focus areas of the event will be improvisation on silent movies. Visiting teachers will be Peter Krasinski and Balázs Szabó.
Extended deadline for applications is on April 15th 2019.
Students from all over the world are invited to apply for the event, highlighting organ music in its diversity and presenting the high standard organs of Helsinki (such as the Walcker organ of St. John’s, the Cavaillé-Coll style organ of Kallio church) and the Porthan organ in the style of Northern-german Baroque at Janakkala. The participants will get a detailed picture of Finnish organ culture and the possibilities of studying organ and church music at the Sibelius Academy, Uniarts Helsinki.
As a participant, you will get 4–6 individual tuition lessons (45 min each) and minimum of 2 performances during the week in various churches of Helsinki. In addition to individual tuition, also lectures, seminars and workshops are offered for example on topics like performance practice of historical organ traditions, Max Reger, improvisation on silent movies, Finnish organ art, organ music of the 21st century, performance practice of historical organ traditions and Northern-german and Dutch Baroque, Bach. This is an unique opportunity to explore traditions with corresponding authentic historical organs.