We started with 124 individual pieces!
And soon, the participants of the Forest Grove, Oregon Peace Village had constructed a playable miniature pipe organ. The project was facilitated by Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist and David Jordan.
16 middle school and high school students (with a few adult observers) had a grand time constructing the case, the wind system, the keyboard, the tracker mechanism, and the pipe layout for this magnificent pipe organ.
Following “the build,” Sarah Gheorghita, organ student of Dr. Jeannine Jordan, performed several pieces on the church’s pipe organ. Students were also taken on an organ crawl through the chambers of the large pipe organ.
Peace Village teaches skills in conflict resolution, empathy, creating inner-peace, connecting with the natural world and collaborative leadership through engagement in fun daily activities. The program centers its activities on music, art, nature, mindfulness, non-competitive play and the exploration of media.
Special activities that will be part of this year’s Peace Village camp include a field trip to Stub Stewart State Park, a cooperative activity in building and playing an organ, harvesting, preparing, cooking and eating food with Nana Cardoon; and a service project for West Tuality Habitat for Humanity.
The Peace Village program focuses on four pillars designed to create better community-minded youth: mindfulness (a focus on self), media literacy (focusing on how media impacts us), connection to nature (a focus on how to live in harmony with nature) and conflict resolution (a focus on how to address and resolve conflict).
Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist, and her husband, David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music , are the creators and presenters of the dramatic story-driven organ and multimedia concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes. Subscribe to our free monthly e-newsletter for more intriguing and engaging articles – click here #DrJeannineJordan #OrganAndMultimediaConcert