ANTHONY BAGLIVI RECEIVES AGO PRESIDENTS AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AS
EDITOR OF THE AMERICAN ORGANIST MAGAZINE
NEW YORK CITY The AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS (AGO) is pleased to announce that ANTHONY BAGLIVI, editor of THE AMERICAN ORGANIST Magazine is the recipient of the 2002 AGO Presidents Award. The award is presented biennially to recognize outstanding contributions to the art of the organ in the United States. The award was presented at the annual meeting of the AGO on Saturday, July 6, in Philadelphia, Pa.
It is because of his association with the Guild, and particularly his dedication to our great magazine that he is best known to us, remarked President Hahn. THE AMERICAN ORGANIST Magazine has achieved the highest respect of musicians throughout the world. It is impeccably produced, bringing news from local chapters of the Guild as well as scholarly articles from leading proponents of the organ. We are proud of the magazine. We are particularly proud of Anthony Baglivi. It is our great privilege to present to him today the American Guild of Organists Presidents Award.
ANTHONY BAGLIVI joined the staff of the AGOs official journal, then known as MUSIC/The AGO-RCCO Magazine, as editorial assistant and circulation manager in September 1973. He was officially appointed advertising and production manager in 1975, a post he held until 1980, when he was named managing editor in recognition of the increased editorial and management functions he had assumed. Mr. Baglivi was appointed editor of THE AMERICAN ORGANIST Magazine, succeeding Charles N. Henderson, in May 1982. It was Anthony Baglivi who brought about the change of name for the publication when in 1978 ownership of the title became available to the AGO. He also inaugurated the use of four-color covers, which has given the journal its current distinctive look. To date, he has produced over 325 issues of the magazine.
In addition to his long and close association with the AGO, Mr. Baglivi recently served a term on the governing board of the Organ Historical Societys American Organ Archives. He has also served on the board of the New York City Chapter of the AGO, and he is an honorary member of the St. Wilfrid Club of New York.
A native New Yorker, Anthony Baglivi studied at Fordham University, majoring in English and minoring in philosophy, theology, and classical languages. His graduate studies, also at Fordham and New York University, were in English and education. He subsequently taught in New York City public schools and was a caseworker for the Department of Social Services before joining the G.F. Adams organbuilding firm in 1969.
The AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS is the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields. Founded in 1896 as both an educational and service organization, the AGO seeks to set and maintain high musical standards and to promote understanding and appreciation of all aspects of organ and choral music. The purpose of the AGO is to promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles, to encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music, and to provide a forum for mutual support, inspiration, education, and certification of Guild members. The Guild currently serves more than 20,000 members in 343 local chapters throughout the United States and abroad. The American Organist Magazine, the official journal of the AGO, the Royal Canadian College of Organists, and the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, reaches an audience of more than 24,000 each month. The official Web site of the AGO is <www.agohq.org>.
This information is submitted by F. Anthony Thurman, Director of Development and Communications at the National Headquarters of the American Guild of Organists and The American Organist Magazine. For further information, please contact Dr. Thurman by TEL (212) 870-2310, FAX (212) 870-2163 or E-MAIL <firstname.lastname@example.org>.