The 24th International Organ Academy in Lövstabruk,


24 June - 28 June 2019



at the Cahman (1728) and Schwan (1783) organs


Course Organization

Master classes, individual practice and rehearsal at the instruments, recitals by teachers, student recital, uninterrupted discussions of questions relating to performance practice, repertory, registration, the place of music in society past and present, church music, concert music, and whatever else seems of importance will form the content of the course. The teachers are always available. The social atmosphere in the beautiful area is creatively inspiring.

Pedagogical and artistic director: Gary Verkade

Course teachers: Joel Speerstra, Sweden; Dan Lönnqvist, Finland; Jon Skogstad, Norway; Gary Verkade, Sweden


All participants should send an updated repertory list of pieces recently studied and a letter of recommendation from one’s organ teacher and a short recording (7-8') directly to professor Gary Verkade at Admission is restricted to ten participants.

For university credit: apply at between 19 February-15 March.

1. Search for courses at Luleå University of Technology for Summer 2019

2. Select Organ Interpretation - Cahman Organ (1728) - 2019 7.5 credits

3. Click To application

4. Follow instructions

- check your academic information, check if there is a fee for you to pay, and make sure that your personal contact infor- mation is correct.

- Luleå University of Technology will contact you about the course after 2 May.

- questions can be addressed to Gary Verkade


Lodging is paid directly to Strindbergs gård B&B and Gamla Brukshandeln B&B. Rooms will be booked when participants are accepted to the course. Rooms cost ca. 500 SEK/night (it is advantageous to share a room). Food will cost 300 SEK a day - which includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening snack—and will be remitted to

Birgitta Weissglas-Östlund

company account no: 6509 337 536 198

Svenska Handelsbanken, Skärplinge, 819 30 SE

IBAN no: 6509 60000000000 337 536 198 (for international transfers)


Course Fee: 2000 SEK should be transferred to:

Föreningen Counterpoint

Svenska Handelsbanken, Skärplinge, 819 30 SE

Account number 507280 091 

Clearing number 6509

IBAN: SE75 6000 0000 0005 0728 0091 (for international transfers)




For further information concerning the course or registration, please contact professor Gary Verkade at 0046 725 390537 or For information about living quarters, etc., please  contact Birgitta Östlund at 0046 730 466985 or