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Plans are well underway for a fantastic experience for 26 of the best young organists from 18 different states when the IU Jacobs School of Music Organ Department hosts the 2012 Pipe Organ Encounter Advanced from July 22 through 27. We have a stellar guest faculty in place including Ken Cowan, Christian Lane, Christopher Marks, Timothy Olsen, Douglas Reed, Catherine Rodland, David Schrader and Carole Terry, as well as special presentations by Lee Cobb, Dorothy Papadakos and Frederick Hohmann. Of course the POEA experience wouldn’t be complete without our own IU Jacobs Organ Faculty members: Janette Fishell, Chris Young, Bruce Neswick, David Kazamir, Colin Andrews and Marilyn Keiser.Each student will have the chance to have lessons with two different organ teachers during the course of the week and the final student showcase concert on Friday, July 27, will feature all 26 students playing the beautiful Fisk Organ in Auer Hall. There will be classes in hymn playing, improvisation, service playing, Harpsichord, Carillon, and every student will participate in the POEA Chorale. Special plans for the week include two field trips. The first to Columbus for a Rising Stars Concert to be performed by current IU Students and an all-day trip to Indianapolis to see and play several organs on Meridian Street. From Christ Church Cathedral to Second Presbyterian, the day will be filled with memorable visits.Two of the highlights of the week will be the collaborative POEA Faculty Showcase concerts on Sunday night and on Thursday afternoon. Each concert featuring half of the faculty roster will certainly be a highlight of the week.All of the evening events will be open to the public. So if you are in Bloomington during the week of July 22nd, please plan to join us for any of the programs listed below.PIPE ORGAN ENCOUNTER ADVANCED 2012Bloomington, IndianaFree EventsSunday, July 22, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.Collaborative POEA Faculty Showcase Concert – No. 1Auer Hall – Simon Center – Jordan AvenueMonday, July 23, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.“Rising Stars” ConcertFeaturing Current Organ Students from theIU Jacobs School of MusicFirst Presbyterian Church, 5th Street, Columbus, IndianaTuesday, July 24. 2012 at 8:00 p.m.“The Phantom of the Opera”Silent Movie with “live” organ accompanimentProvided by guest artist Dorothy PapadakosAuer Hall – Simon Center – Jordan AvenueThursday, July 26, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.Collaborative POEA Faculty Showcase Concert – No. 2Auer Hall – Simon Center – Jordan AvenueFriday, July 27, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.Final POEA Student Showcase RecitalAuer Hall – Simon Center – Jordan Avenue