Organ study is alive and well at PLU. Besides their weekly organ lessons, organ students have a weekly organ seminar, plenty of performance opportunities both as soloist as well as accompanist, and usually can easily find a church position in the area if they so desire. Most lessons are taught on the Gottfried and Mary Fuchs Organ, a wonderful instrument well known to the organ world, nationally and internationally acclaimed. It is a tracker instrument in a beautiful hall with a superb acoustics. The key action is very sensitive and responsive, making the instrument the best teacher one can wish for. Another organ of one of the seven organs owned by PLU and available to the students, is a recently restored Kilgen organ from 1890, located in Trinity Lutheran Church, just across the street from the PLU campus.
All organ students study with Dr. Paul Tegels, University Organist. Dr. Tegels has a broad background in organ and choral studies. He holds degrees from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, New England Conservatory in Boston, and the Stedelijk Conservatorium in Arnhem, the Netherlands.
With so many opportunities for learning and performing, PLU provides an excellent environment for the best in Undergraduate Organ studies.
For more information, contact Dr. Paul Tegels