SPAC Grant Awards

Syracuse Legacies Organ Conference, Syracuse University March 29-31, 2019.
 
A grant from the Boston Chapter SPAC Fund (awarded Spring, 2018) helps support the public concerts at the Syracuse Legacies Organ Conference, held at Syracuse University March 29-31, 2019. This event is designed to honor the contributions of three individuals with important ties to Syracuse: legendary organ professor Arthur Poister, distinguished alumnus and composer Calvin Hampton, and Walter Holtkamp Sr., builder of the University’s two large organs.  The event is open to the public. More information can be found on our website: click here

Of note for Boston AGO members: 

  1. We have extended our call for papers deadline to November 27, 2018 if anyone is interested in submitting a proposal. More information is on the website and below.
  2. For those who aren’t able to attend in person, the March 29 concert by Cherry Rhodes and March 30 concert by Katharine Pardee and William Porter will be available via livestream through the Setnor School of Music website. Visit http://vpa.syr.edu/calendar/ and click on the date of the event (the links should be ready in the spring).
Call for papers
The Syracuse Legacies Organ Conference celebrates the contributions of three important figures with connections to the Syracuse University organ program in the twentieth century: legendary organ professor Arthur Poister, distinguished alumnus and composer Calvin Hampton, and Walter Holtkamp Sr., builder of the University’s two large organs. We invite papers that reflect on these individuals and their output or that seek to highlight one or more of their contributions in the broader context of twentieth-century organ culture in America. Topics might include (but are not limited to) organ pedagogy at the mid-point of the twentieth century, organ music or hymnody by Calvin Hampton, the relationship between instrument and composition, the organ reform movement in America, reception history, and performance practice.
 
The conference committee welcomes paper proposals for 25-minute presentations. Presenters will receive a $500 honorarium. We particularly welcome proposals from younger scholars and hope to make some funding assistance available for travel to the conference for current students. Abstracts of approximately 300 words should be sent to alaver@syr.edu by November 27, 2018 (extended deadline). For more information, please click here