Join us along side Vince Ryan as he demonstrates orgegalkid kits. Vince will demonstrate an organ that can construct and deconstruct itself. Orgelkids is a real instrument: a pipe organ that you build and play. Perfect for a wide variety of settings—classroom, library program,
retirement community, outdoor festival, private parties, pipes & pinot.
Cross-curricular presentation: team building, history, archeology,
science, organizational skills, tactile, and music.
Suitable for ages 5-95!
Built and played in full concert settings, uniquely with the duo
Attendees will participate in assembling and playing a real pipe organ. In the process they will learn about teamwork, archeology, science, music and more!
November 19, 2022; Presentations will be done at 11AM and 1PM
Since 1997 Vincent M. Ryan has been Minister of Music at Advent Lutheran Church in Harleysville, PA, where he directs the church’s varied ensembles. He has vast experience accompanying solo instrumentalists, voice, mixed ensembles, and choirs of all levels, including the Gospel Choir of Wittenberg, Germany. Flautist Melissa Freilich and he are the duo Doppelflöte. In 2016, he participated in the premier Orgelfestwoche (organ festival week) in Wittenberg, and has returned annually. In 2019, he sang with the Adam Rener Schola Cantorum in Strasbourg, France. He is the organist for the Lancaster-Franconia Choral Singers, directed by Ralph Alderfer.
Mr. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in piano and Master of Arts degree in organ from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). His teachers included James Staples (piano), Carol Teti (organ), James Dearing and James Jordan (choral conducting). In 1995, he was the recipient of the Twila A. Hoover Organ Scholarship. He has returned many times to IUP as a guest organist and pianist.
He has composed or arranged over 300 works for a wide variety of solo instruments, ensembles, and choirs, some of which are published by Lorenz, Shawnee Press, Neil A. Kjos, Oregon Catholic Press, and St. James Music corporations. He is a champion of outreach for the pipe organ. He created (with Noel Kennedy) a coloring book, “Meet the King,” to be used at his workshops that introduce children to the pipe organ. He has authored several published articles regarding the participation of children in worship. He is a steward of the OrgelkidsUSA organ, a real portable pipe organ that one builds and plays; and has demonstrated it over 60 times for over one thousand people aged 5-95.
He is a past-dean of the IUP chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and past-vice-president of the North Penn Chapter of Choristers Guild. He has served on the executive committee of the Philadelphia Chapter of the AGO, and was the editor of their newsletter “Crescendo.”
Vince enjoys being a husband to Carrie and father to Lauren, Vincent, Garrett, and Luke. He is also a private pilot.
No registration necessary. Donations appreciated for attendance.
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