The Lutheran Kantor provides a good introduction to some upcoming workshops at CTSFW.
Once again I'm making my annual "plug" for the summer Organist Workshops at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN. I can't recommend these enough to parish organists of all skill levels. For three of the last four summers I've had the joy of studying improvisation with Kantor Hildebrand, organ playing with Kantor Resch, and handbells with Kantor Muth, in addition to studying theology, meeting fellow musicians, and being fed with the daily rhythm of prayer services.
I won't go into all the details, since they are amply noted in other blog posts.
However, in a past post I referenced something that Kantor Resch wrote that bears repeating once again.
The seminary has just released their 2010 workshop schedule (see below – note that their link to the website doesn't work yet). One notable addition is that the Beginning Improvisation class will have two instructors – Kantor Hildebrand and Dr. Donald Rotermund (author of Off the Page). By the way, Off the Page is one of the most accessible books for organists wanting to test the waters of improvisation (read a review of it here).
CTS TO OFFER SUMMER 2010 ORGANIST WORKSHOPS
FORT WAYNE, IN (CTS)—Church organists of all abilities will have the opportunity
Workshops being offered this year are:
Beginning Improvisation—June 14–18, 2010
Organist Primer—June 21–25, 2010
Level I—July 12–16, 2010
For complete workshop descriptions, instructor information and to register