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January 2019 Webinar: Church Organs – Selection, Design, Location, and Layout Considerations by Scott R. Riedel

 

Description:
The organ is an instrument used for centuries to help express our faith in liturgy and song. There are a great many types of organs available, and a host of options for the selection and design of instruments. The objective is to assist worship space architects and planners in designing functionally and acoustically appropriate spaces for organs. Descriptions of and considerations for digital and pipe organs will be included. Related topics discussed will include organ types, size, space allotment, location, proximities, layouts, as well as acoustic considerations, technical infrastructure, aesthetics, and care and maintenance factors.

Biography:
Scott Riedel graduated from the University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. He is Organist-Choirmaster at Christ Church, Episcopal, Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, and has taught the Science of Acoustics course at Columbia College Chicago. Mr. Riedel has consulted on the design and installation of hundreds of new, rebuilt, and re-located heritage pipe organs throughout the United States. He is published in the “GIA Quarterly”, “The Diapason”, “CrossAccent” (Association or Lutheran Church Musicians), and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music “Review” magazines. He has presented lectures on acoustics and organs to the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, National Association of Pastoral Musicians, American Guild of Organist, American Institute of Architects, and The Acoustical Society of America.

January 15, 2019 12 p.m. Central Time
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March 2018 Webinar – “Music Ministry Space Design in Worship Spaces” by Scott Riedel

The objective this webinar  is to assist worship space architects and planners in designing acoustically appropriate and functional spaces for musicians. Accommodation of Traditional and Contemporary Choirs, Ensembles, Praise-Bands, Orchestras, Hand-Bells, as well as soloists and instrumentalists, pianos, digital and pipe organs, and sound system considerations will all be included. Related topics discussed will include music space allotment, location, proximities, layouts, as well as use of materials, acoustic treatments, technical infrastructure, and aesthetics.

About the presenter: Scott Riedel graduated from the University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. He is Organist-Choirmaster at Christ Church, Episcopal, Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, and has taught the Science of Acoustics course at Columbia College Chicago. Mr. Riedel is published in the “GIA Quarterly”, “The Diapason”, “CrossAccent” (Association or Lutheran Church Musicians), and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music “Review” magazines. He has presented lectures on acoustics and organs to the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, National Association of Pastoral Musicians, American Guild of Organist, American Institute of Architects, and The Acoustical Society of America.

Register now for this webinar, which will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 1:00 EST  by clicking this link.