Social Justice & the Organ: Storytelling, Composing, & Improvising
July 5 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Want to have a voice in the issues of our time? Discover how to respond to social injustices via organ music in the context of the church, academic institution, and concert hall! Presenter Dr. Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra will offer various community-building strategies you can apply, share a sampling of her social justice-themed organ compositions, and offer a mini-improvisation lesson on a social justice theme. Musically, it’s an opportunity to celebrate diverse cultures by learning some Latin rhythms, jazz chords, and middle eastern modes. Collectively, it’s about compassion and healing: listening deeply to silenced voices, reflecting back, understanding the complex stories of each person, and collaboratively transforming those stories into music.