Summer 2020 annual summer music experience for kids in grades 1-8 is free for all and will be live-streamed throughout the summer. Watch the Education page for schedule updates.
Pedals, Pipes & Peals 2019 camper Alyssa Cheatham on her summer music experience listening to the 1868 Henry Erben pipe organ at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in Soho, NYC. In the background is the Orgelkids USA working pipe organ that the children build during camp. This tracker organ works on the same principle as the historic Erben organ, with mechanical connection between keys and pipes, and hand-pumped bellows.
FREO is passionate about music education, both for young kids and for adults. Our third annual Pedals, Pipes & Peals camp continued the mission of introducing the pipe organ to young audiences, and to fostering appreciation of the historic Erben organ through the hands-on experience of playing instruments and building a working pipe organ. 2019 was also the year we inaugurated the Charles and Catherine Scorsese Music Scholarships, in honor of our Honorary Chair Martin Scorsese’s parents.
Below is a photo gallery of the fun and educational moments we had during the Pedals, Pipes & Peals week!