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Foundation President Publishes Article on Attendance at Organ Recitals


In November, 2013, Pipe Organ Foundation President Carl Dodrill published a paper in The American Organist (vol. 47, no. 11, pp. 28-31),the journal of the American Guild of Organists.  The article is a scientific and statistically-based study on attendance at organ recitals and what attracts people to these events.  In very brief summary, the article showed that variety in the music played increased the appeal to the audience.  While this overall conclusion would not appear to be surprising, demonstrating this empirically has not been done before and drawing this fact to the attention of organists nationally may help to design their recitals so that they have broader appeal.  You may download a PDF file of the full text of the article below (click on the title).

Increasing Interest in Organ Recitals
The Importance of Variety in Repertoire

Carl B. Dodrill

Copyright 2013, by the American Guild of Organists.
Used with permission of The American Organist Magazine.


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