Anyone is welcome in the Luther College organ studio, whether you choose to major in the instrument, you want to learn a little bit about it, or you just want to make yourself more marketable as a church musician. Dr. Meszler will meet you where you are, whether you want to dive deeply into the organ repertoire or you want to learn how to play hymns for church.Keyboardists of any level may enroll for organ lessons.
The studio is very active in the Luther College and extended community. There are semi-regular outreach recitals in the Uppper Midwest area, and there are also regular short studio trips where we visit instruments in the Decorah and surrounding area to get more experience with different organs. Organists may choose (completely optional) to get more experience performing by participating in our bi-weekly chapel services. These services are streamed, making it easy for your friends and family to tune in! In addition to your weekly lessons, the studio meets together for studio class every Tuesday. At the end of every semester, the studio participates in a group recital with the harpsichordists on campus. Organ majors are required to play recitals, all others may petition the faculty to do so. All organists, regardless of major, are invited to participate in these events and travels.
Luther College students have access to the campus’ six organs as well as occasional access to some community instruments. Take some time to explore the college’s instruments and direct any questions you have to Dr. Meszler: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A close up of the Rost Memorial Organ
Rost Memorial Organ keyboard/console
Pedals on the Rost Memorial Organ
Hendrickson Organ located in the Sundt organ studio
A full view of the Hendrickson organ