London Organ Improvisation Course

“Useful, Stimulating, Inspiring”     loic-2006-tutors

*NEW* LOIC 2019:  Tuesday 16th – Friday 19th July
with Duncan Middleton, Gerard Brooks and Franz Danksagmuller
LOIC 2019 will be led by Gerard Brooks and Duncan Middleton, tutors with proven ability in helping organists of all standards to improve their ability to improvise. From basic harmony through to managing different historical styles and forms, right through to forging a language of your own, our tutors will offer guidance and practical techniques to help you learn and develop your skills, whether you are a complete beginner or a more experienced player. In addition, Renowned German organist Franz Danksagmuller will present a special class.
The course runs over four days with morning and afternoon sessions and there are opportunities to play on some of London’s finest organs, including Christ Church Spitalfields and Notre Dame, Leicester Place. There will also be an opportunity to visit and listen to the semi final round of the prestigious St. Albans International Improvisation competition. 
Bookings are now open for 2019: the course is limited to 12 students and the closing date is 31st May 2019. The course is non-residential, and travel costs are not included. Classes run for two hours, morning and afternoon 10.30-12.30 and 2 – 4pm. To apply for this year’s course please send your name, address, telephone and email details to: LOIC Course bookings, PO Box 80,  St. Albans AL3 4HR, together with a cheque for £375 or a non-refundable deposit of £50 payable to ‘The London Improvisation Course’. Alternatively, payment may be made by BACS to Account number: 03926348 Sort code: 30-91-85
2019 flier will be available shortly. 
For further information:
Please return this application form to the address below, together with a cheque for £375 or a non-refundable deposit of £50 payable to ‘The London Improvisation Course’. Alternatively, payment may be made by BACS to: Account number: 03926348 Sort code: 30-91-85 Please send form to LOIC Course bookings, PO Box 80, St Albans AL3 4HR For further information:

The London Organ Improvisation Course (LOIC) was established in 2001 to address the growing interest in the subject among British organists in particular, but it has attracted students from all over the world.

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About LOIC

LOIC is based in central London over an intensive four-day period in July, using both historic and modern instruments. Following our partnership with the St Albans International Organ Festival, in some years one day of the course takes place in churches in St Albans.

The course comprises up to 12 students under the tuition of Gerard Brooks, Duncan Middleton and a guest tutor. Guest tutors have included Loïc Mallié, (Professor of Organ and improvisation at Lyon Conservatoire and San Sebastian) Sophie-Veronique Cauchefer-Choplin (Saint Sulpice, Paris), Nigel Allcoat and Pascal Reber (Strasbourg Cathedral).

For futher information and full details, please contact LOIC. All enquiries welcome!