Encore Tours

American Organists in France

July 5 - 12, 2019

Bienvenue à Paris! Join us in the City of Lights for an incredible week of playing French organs, listening to great performances, being inspired by Parisian artists, and of course, having a glass of French wine or two. We have designed a fabulous tour where you will have the chance to play Parisian organs including landmark instruments at churches such as La Trinite (where Messiaen made his career) and La Madeleine, meet Parisian organists working in the city, and a take a day trip to Chartres Cathedral, and Rouen, France where we will have access to the unaltered Cavaille Coll at the Church of St. Ouen. The very best hotels, food, shopping, and instruments for which so much of our repertoire was written await you for this magnificent tour. Please register and plan to meet your American colleagues in Paris, July 2019. Bon voyage! - Dr. Ed Maki-Schramm

Tour Inclusions:

  • Land transportation including private touring coach, driver and gratuities
  • 6 nights in a centrally-located hotel
  • Encore Tour Manager plus gratuities
  • Opportunities to play famous organs and meet local organists
  • Guided city sightseeing tours of Paris' Latin Quarter
  • Day trips to Chartres, Rouen, and Versailles, France


Registration Deadline: December 1, 2018

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Sample Organ Opportunities (pending approval): 

  • Church of Saint Louis L'ile
  • l'Èglise de la Madeleine
  • Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Près
  • l'Èglise de la Sainte-Triènitè
  • Notre Dame de Cartres Cathedral
  • l'Èglise Abbatiale Saint-Ouen


Musical Leader: Edward Maki-Schramm

Edward Maki-Schramm is an organist, conductor, and composer living in Detroit. He is the Organist/Choirmaster at Christ Church Detroit. He also serves as the Artistic Director/Conductor of the Community Chorus of Detroit. Dr. Maki-Schramm received his MMus and DMA from the University of Michigan studying with professor James Kibbie and his BMus from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. While a student, he was the first place winner at the Jean and Broadus Staley Organ Competition in Organ Improvisation, sponsored by the American Center for Church Music two years consecutively, 1994 and 1995. He was the organist chosen to perform for the 2005 Grammy Award-winning recording of William Bolcom's "Songs of Innocence and Experience." In September 2004, Dr. Maki-Schramm made his European debut playing a recital at the Schlosskirche in Altenburg, Germany (the church of Johann Ludwig Krebs). His recordings have been featured on the nationally syndicated radio program, Pipedreams. In his service to the community, he was Dean of the Ann Arbor Chapter of the American Guild of Organists for six consecutive years. 

Questions about the tour? Contact Ed at [email protected]

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