Pre-Arrival Information

What Should I Bring?

At the very least, bring shoes suitable for organ playing, your own hymnbook, and your favorite note-taking method. Beyond that, it depends on your level of organ training, your goals for attending the workshop, and the classes you plan on attending. Some of the class descriptions list the items that are recommended to bring to that class. Click here for more details about what to bring.

What to Bring

Workshop Location

All workshop classes will be held in the Harris Fine Arts Center (HFAC) on the Brigham Young University campus in Provo, Utah. Provo is located 45 miles south of Salt Lake City, the capital city of Utah. Provo is situated 4,560 feet above sea level. The campus sits at the western base of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountain Range.

Important Parking Information

Free parking will be available. We anticipate it will be in Lot 2A (near the Museum of Art) but will have updated information closer to the workshop. Please allow extra time for parking.

Workshop Check-in:
Monday, August 4:  noon until 5:00 p.m., Harris Fine Arts Center main gallery (third-floor lobby)

Tuesday, August 5:  8:00–9:00 a.m., Harris Fine Arts Center main gallery (third-floor lobby)

Receive name badge, information packet

Opening Session

The opening session of the workshop begins at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6 in the Madsen Recital Hall (MRH) of the Harris Fine Arts Center (HFAC).

Dress And Grooming Standards

While attending the program, workshop participants are required to uphold the standards maintained by BYU students, faculty, and staff, including abstinence from tobacco, coffee, tea, alcoholic beverages, and harmful drugs. BYU dress and grooming standards emphasize clothing that is modest in fabric, fit, style, and length and hairstyles that are neat and not extreme. Please, no tank tops or sleeveless, strapless, or backless attire. Dresses, skirts, and shorts should be knee length or longer. Jeans are permitted. Earrings for men are not appropriate. Visit the Honor Code website for more details.


The average daytime temperature in August is 92 degrees (F), with evening and morning lows at 60 degrees (F). Come prepared for changeable weather and varying indoor and outdoor temperatures.

Important Telephone Numbers

The following numbers may be used by family and associates who need to contact you during the program:

801-422-3896 (Office—during business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays)
*BYU staff will be on site at the HFAC during the workshop, so please ask those who need to reach you to leave a complete and detailed voice message; we will check messages frequently and have them at the HFAC registration desk as quickly as possible. 

801-919-7773 Andrea Merriman, program administrator
801-422-2222 University Police (in case of ermergency)