ORGAN LAB HARDWARE

  • Organ: Allen model LD-34B (11), and Allen model CF15 DK
  • iPad 9.7 on a black Fusion Flex Arm stand
  • Headphones: Sony Studio Monitor MDR 7506

The BYU Organ Lab (E-354)

The heart of non-major organ study at the Brigham Young University School of Music is the Organ lab. Located in room E-354 of the Harris Fine Arts Center, this lab is the largest one of its kind. The lab is designed for class and semi-private instruction for up to twelve students. Each student sits at a late-model two-manual Allen organ, seven of which are equipped with an iPad designed to deliver organ study materials. Students have access to the lab for practice and study seventeen hours per day.

The group organ students are the most active patrons of the organ lab. During a typical week they will visit there five times: twice for class instruction, and three more times for individual practice and study. Instructors spend most class time listening to individual students play their assignments while other class members use headphones to practice and study individually.

Most students use the iPads to study lessons on OrganTutor Onlinean interactive multimedia organ tutorial. However, because the iPads are connected to the campus network, they provide access to the growing pool of organ study-related resources on the Internet.