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Organ academy

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The French region Alsace counts 1226 organs which is the largest organ heritage in France. The region welcomed the renowned dynasties of organs builders (Silbermann, Callinet, Rinckenback, …) and witnessed the rise of several composers and musicians.

Come discover and work on these extraordinary instruments while attending a unique organ class under the guidance of Lionel Avot.

Organ classes at Musicalta

Each student will benefit from a minimum of 1 hour of individual lesson with his or her professor and will have the possibility to attend the courses of the other organ students.

Each student will benefit from around 1 hour of individual lesson (depends on the level and the program) with his or her professor and will have the possibility to attend the courses of the other organ students.

They will be able to work individually at leat 3 hours per day on the instruments.

Organs available with Musicalta

Unvaluable historic instrument, the Musicalta organs were built by one of the largest dynasty in France, the Callinet. Cavaillé-Coll, who was impressed by their work, came to visit in Alsace to learn from their art. Other makers have also built remarkable instruments in the region. Here is some organs accessible during the academy:
  • Rouffach, Notre-Dame C.I. Callinet (1855 – III/P 36)
  • Voegtlinshoffen, St-Nicolas J. Besançon (1768 – I/P 14)
  • Merxheim, Église Saints-Pierre-et-Paul
  • Pfaffenheim, Eglise Saint-Martin
  • Cernay, Eglise Saint-Antoine
  • Westhalten, Eglise Saint-Blaise
  • Oberhergheim, Eglise Saint-Léger

The other instruments in Musicalta