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


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.

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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Southwest Liturgical Conference 55th Study Week + Art and Architecture Study Track

What: Parish Building Basics, The Place of Eucharist, Art in the Church, Shaping Seasonal Environment for the Worship Space & Pecha Kucha Sessions

Who: Presenters: Paul Barribeau, Robert Habiger, Ken Griesemer, Carol Frenning & Patricia Hughes

When: January 18 – 21, 2017

Where: Judson F. Williams Convention Center, El Paso, Texas

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May Webinar – Traditional Craftsmanship in Changing Times


On May 24, 2016, ACLS member Johannes Albl will present this three part webinar, starting with the history and origin of traditional woodcarving craftsmanship in Oberammergau, Germany. Johannes will talk about the necessity of traditional craftsmanship in contrast to the latest high-tech and high-speed industrial production techniques.

The second part will be a detailed explanation of how the process of the art of woodcarving works. All the necessary preparation and production steps will be explained in depth. Rich photography will guide the audience through the whole process. The final painting step will be shown in the full variety of the most common coloring techniques used today in church carvings.

The third part will demonstrate how sacred art can support church architecture in order to build bridges between generations, cultures and countries.

Johannes AlblAbout the presenter: Johannes Albl is part of the 14th generation of the Albl family to continue a tradition of religious carving started by Franz-Joseph Albl in 1556. After receiving his MBA from the University of Augsburg in Germany, he worked for a management consulting company for 6 years before becoming an Owner of ALBL Oberammergau in 2015, where he focuses on sales, project management and business administration.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 Join us for this new webinar on May 24, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT.

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