POE Technical

POETech

  • Is a program designed for students who are interested in learning the art and craft of organ building.
  • Is for students aged 16-23, who are not required to have studied the organ. Students may possess or be seeking expertise in woodworking, electrical skills and construction. Anticipated or current collegiate study may be in the areas of liberal arts with emphasis in science and engineering.
  • Will include a 4-5 day course in the history, design, construction and maintenance of the pipe organ. Classes will include study of the work of various builders, pipe building and voicing, tonal design and visits to builders’ shops. Opportunities to play and explore a variety of instruments and attend pipe organ concerts are also offered.

2015 Pipe Organ Encounter (Technical)

June 14-19, 2015

SOUTHERN PLAINS CHAPTER AGO / AMERICAN ORGAN INSTITUTE SHOP
University of Oklahoma
Norman, Oklahoma
John Riester
2101 W. Tecumseh Rd., Suite C
Norman, Oklahoma 73069
405.325.7829
jriester@ou.edu
Southern Plains POE Tech Website

pdf-large-typePOE Tech Brochure (Coming soon!)

Limited scholarship aid is available to cover full or partial registration fees for POEs. The online POE scholarship application is available here from mid-January until the May 15 application deadline. Scholarship applications are reviewed monthly beginning in February.

The application asks questions of both the student and her/his parent(s) and also requires a letter of recommendation from the student’s organ or piano teacher.

porative-organ-winner2013 POE-T student Susanna Payne-Passmore was the lucky winner of a Portative organ, designed by Bruce Shull, organbuilder at the Fritts Shop, and collectively built from pre-cut parts by the POE-T students.