Workshops 

The Montréal Organ Festival features 40 workshops and masterclasses throughout the week! If you would like to make a donation to sponsor a workshop during the festival, click here.

July 2–6, 2017


Presented by the
AGO Northeast 

Region,
RCCO, & CIOC













Pre & post-festival activities July 1st and 7th

July 3, 2017 - ​11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Option 1: Masterclass: Hans-Ola Ericsson (Selected Scandinavian composers and the complete works of Messiaen) -

                  St. James United Church

Option 2: Steven Young (Repertoire for small choirs) - Church of St. Andrew & St. Paul (Kildonan Hall)

Option 3: Jean-Sébastien Vallée (Repertoire for large choirs) - Church of St. Andrew & St. Paul (Sanctuary)

Option 4: Alcée Chriss III (Repertoire for small organs) - Presbyterian College

Option 5: Jan Overduin (Early improvisation techniques) - Christ Church Cathedral

Option 6: Betty-Jo Christiani (Repertoire for children's choirs) - Sheraton Hotel

Option 7: Alexia Jensen (Marketing and publicity for the organ) - Sheraton Hotel

Option 8: Thomas Leslie (Fundraising for organ projects) - Sheraton Hotel


July 3, 2017 - 3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Option 1: Masterclass: Jean-Baptiste Robin (French-Classical repertoire) - Redpath Hall

Option 2: David Enlow (Hymn Playing) - Church of St. Andrew & St. Paul (Sanctuary)

Option 3: Rachel Laurin (Organ Improvisation) - St. James United Church

Option 4: Jan Overduin (Early organ repertoire) - St. John the Evangelist

Option 5: Joe Fort (Choir of King's College London: Open rehearsal) - Christ Church Cathedral

Option 6: Jay Lane (Working with Aging Voices) - Sheraton Hotel

Option 7: Susanne Kujala & Kalle Toivio (A Century of Finnish Organ Art) - Sheraton Hotel

Option 8: Élisabeth Gallat-Morin (The History of Organs in Québec) - Sheraton Hotel


​July 5, 2017 - 9:00 AM-10:15 AM

Option 1: Masterclass: Jonathan Oldengarm (German Romantic organ repertoire) - St. James United Church

Option 2: Choral Reading Session (TBC) - The Gesù

Option 3: Jean-Sébastien Vallée (Basic conducting techniques) - Sheraton Hotel

Option 4: Julian Wachner (Advanced conducting techniques) - Sheraton Hotel

Option 5: Alexandra Fol (Contemporary Canadian organ compositions) - Sheraton Hotel

​Option 6: Conférence FQAO: Robin Côté (La facture d'orgue dans la vallée du St-Laurent au XIXe siècle) - Sheraton Hotel

Option 7: Martha De Francesco (Audio recording techniques for organ music) - Sheraton Hotel

Option 8: Orgelkids USA (Portable organ kit for kids) - Sheraton Hotel


​July 5, 2017 - 10:30 AM-11:45 AM

Option 1: Masterclass: Cherry Rhodes (Emerging artists) - St. James United Church

Option 2: Jan Overduin (Fantasia Apocalyptica) - The Gesù

Option 3: Roomful of Teeth(Modern vocal techniques) - Sheraton Hotel

Option 4: Karen Scheussler (Basic vocal techniques) - Sheraton Hotel

Option 5: Louise Mundinger (To speak, to sing, to play: integrations) - Sheraton Hotel

Option 6: Conférence FQAO: Louise Brouillette (Les Compositions québécoises pour orgue) - Sheraton Hotel

Option 7: Frank Crosio (AGO Exam preparation) - Sheraton Hotel

Option 8: Choral reading session (details TBC) - Sheraton Hotel


July 6, 2017 - 10:15 AM-11:45 AM

Option 1: Masterclass: Olivier Latry (French Romantic repertoire) - Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church

Option 2: Gregg Redner (Conducting from the console) - St. James United Church

Option 3: Mélanie Barney(Transcription registration) - The Church of St. Andrew & St. Paul

Option 4: Jan Kraybill (Organ improvisation techniques) - Sheraton Hotel

Option 5: Charlene Higbe (Organist/Clergy relationships) - Sheraton Hotel

Option 6: Marianne Perron (Programming for organ and orchestra) - Sheraton Hotel

Option 7: Peter Nikiforuk (RCCO Exam preparation) - Sheraton Hotel

Option 8: Ray Cornils (Bringing the organ into the classroom) - Sheraton Hotel