Northrop Presents

Silent Film Accompaniment Workshop with Peter Richard Conte

Past event
Mar 20, 2023
Peter Richard Conte sitting at the organ

During this workshop, recitalist, Wanamaker Organist, and accomplished silent film accompanist Peter Richard Conte, will work with organists, pianists, and other musicians to share techniques and approaches to accompany silent films. The workshop will include a short demonstration of Conte’s own silent film accompaniment, followed by advice on improvisation and researching period-appropriate melodies. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to try their hand(s) at accompanying sections of the Charlie Chaplin film, The Kid, with feedback from Conte about their technique and artistry. This workshop is open for registration to the general public and recommended for practicing musicians, filmmakers, and silent film aficionados.

Event Details

Event Location

Location: This event will take place at Ferguson Hall NOT at Northrop.

Ferguson Hall, Room 213
2106 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Visit the Ferguson Hall webpage

Event Information

  • General Admission
  • Doors Open: 6:15 pm
    Event Begins: 6:30 pm
    Duration: Approximately 2 hours
  • Attendees: Find Your Event Info link on your order confirmation or check your email for detailed Event Info from
  • If you need assistance with your registration, please call 612-624-2345, email

If you are interested in workshopping, please email Maria Vorhis at as spots to play are limited.