Organ at OU

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Operating as usual

06/09/2024

Pipedreams this week with Michael Barone features Anna Lapwood!

Photos from Organ at OU's post 06/07/2024

Orgelkids USA represented today by members of the OU organ studio for the 2024 MTNA conference!

This Orgelkids Kit belongs personally to OU organ professor Dr. Damin Spritzer, and we would love to bring this kit to your AGO event, classroom, or church for a session with your students!

06/04/2024

OU organ graduate Abe Wallace!

Recital by Abraham Wallace, 2023–24 Gerre Hancock Intern, presented by the Association of Anglican Musicians

Monday, June 10, 2024 at 5:15 PM

Saint Olaf Roman Catholic Church
215 S. 8th St
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Event: Recital by Abraham Wallace, 2023–24 Gerre Hancock Intern

Sponsoring organizations: the Association of Anglican Musicians

Contact: Nils Halker 651-502-8784, [email protected]

As part of the 2024 National Conference of the Association of Anglican Musicians, Abraham Wallace, a doctoral student at the University of Michigan, and 2023–24 Gerre Hancock Intern at Saint George's Episcopal Church in Nashville, will be presenting a solo recital including works of Gerre Hancock, Herbert Howells, Olivier Messiaen, George Walker, J.S. Bach, and Gustav Holst.

Photos from Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, LLC's post 06/03/2024
Photos from Organ at OU's post 05/27/2024

Organ professor Damin Spritzer performs two recitals in England this week, both on Walker organs, in London and Oxford thanks to hosts Adrian Gunning, Michael Koenig, and Andrew Prior!

Historic Baltimore 05/27/2024

Pipedreams this week, with Michael Barone!

Historic Baltimore . . . a primer in preparation for this year’s Organ Historical Convention in and around Charm City.

05/16/2024

OU organ and choral graduate Nolan Reilly in concert this weekend, also hosted by OU organ graduate Dr. Alvez Barkoskie!

St. Francis of Assisi will continue its tradition of the Spring Organ Recital Series. The first recital will be Sunday, April 14 at 3 p.m. with our parishioner, Tony Leon, Director of Music and Organist for St. Charles Borromeo and Organ Student at Oklahoma City University. This recital is free and open to the public with a light reception following.

05/15/2024

This weekend our organ professor Dr Damin Spritzer begins a brief tour of recitals in Maryland and England with this performance at Grace Church in Hagerstown!

Friends and Colleagues in Maryland, please join us at a recital performed by Damin Spritzer on Sunday, May 19th at 4 pm, at Grace United Methodist Church in Hagerstown. Dr. Spritzer will be playing works by Florent Schmitt, Mary Howe, René Louis Becker, J. S. Bach, Searle Wright, George Baker, Herbert Howells, Freda Swain, Camil van Hulse, and Johanna Senfter. For more information about the event, please seehttps://www.graceumchag.org/events-1/damin-spritzer-organ-concert . Dr. Spritzer is Area Chair and Associate Professor of Organ at the University of Oklahoma, and Artist-in-Residence for Cathedral Arts at the Cathedral Church of Saint Matthew in Dallas; her website is daminspritzer.com .

05/14/2024

Dear friends and many organ studio members gathered to celebrate lifetimes of friendship, new jobs, former jobs, new degrees, works-in-progress, cats (and dogs), and the end of the spring semester! Congratulations to everyone!!

Photos from Organ at OU's post 05/11/2024

CONGRATULATIONS TO DR. STEPHEN WURST!!
The 132nd annual commencement ceremony at the The University of Oklahoma, founded in 1890. Yay, Stephen!! Congratulations to all the graduates! We celebrate you!

Beyond Words 04/29/2024

Pipedreams this week!

Beyond Words . . . many composers prove surprisingly capable of telling extraordinary stories with their music.

Photos from Organ at OU's post 04/28/2024

Congratulations to Jacob Drengler on a superb DMA III recital yesterday afternoon! Despite the grim weather, it was a stunning performance of works by Coleridge-Taylor, Tournemire, Bach, Howells, and Senfter. Thank you to those who came to show support, and congratulations on this milestone, Jacob!

04/26/2024

OU graduate Abe Wallace in recital!

Our 2023-2024 Midday Music Series concludes on Friday, April 26 at 12:30 p.m., with a free, 30-minute recital in the Nave by organist Abraham Wallace, organ scholar at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Nashville under the auspices of the Association of Anglican Musicians’ Gerre Hancock Organ Internship. He is currently a doctoral student at the University of Michigan studying Organ Performance and Sacred Music, and holds degrees from Yale University and the University of Oklahoma. His program will include works by Felix Mendelssohn, J.S. Bach, and Gustav Holst.

The concert will also live-stream from the AdventBirmingham.org/Live, and from the Advent’s associated digital platforms, for anyone unable to attend, and be made available for later listening at any time. Please do not miss the opportunity to this talented young organist!

Photos from Organ at OU's post 04/25/2024

Dr Spritzer was invited to be the musical guest for the Ladies Music Club of Oklahoma City. Thanks to Carolyn Sargent for hosting at the organ, Barbara Pirrong for the invitation, and Rosemarie Ochoa for assistance at the console! And, organ built by Sebastian Gluck.

Photos from McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church's post 04/24/2024

OU organ alum Dr. Stephen Wurst!

Photos from Organ at OU's post 04/24/2024

A group from our studio enjoyed the fabulous concert by Rosemary Bailey at the Oklahoma History Center Museum on the Kilgen organ!

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Our Story

The University of Oklahoma’s organ studio is proud to look toward the future with a comprehensive program of study that uniquely includes the study of organ building and technology through both classes and hands-on work with instruments in addition to traditional organ literature, history, and performance. We embrace the time-honored traditions of pipe organ building and playing and prepare our students for successful careers as performers, teachers, organ builders, and technicians. Organ professors Dr. Damin Spritzer (Area Chair) and Dr. Adam Pajan look forward to welcoming you to our program and campus!

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