AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS
ANNOUNCES COMPETITION FOR THE
2004 HOLTKAMPAGO AWARD
IN ORGAN COMPOSITION
NEW YORK CITY The American Guild of Organists (AGO) is pleased to announce the eleventh biennial competition for the HoltkampAGO Award in Organ Composition. The 2004 competition is for a work for organ and narrator based upon nursery rhymes. The award will carry a cash prize of $2,000 provided by the Holtkamp Organ Company, publication by Hinshaw Music Inc., and a performance at the 2004 AGO National Convention in Los Angeles, Calif.
Compositions must be unpublished and not more than ten minutes in duration. Only one entry per composer will be accepted; previous winners may not apply. To receive an entry form and complete set of rules and instructions, please contact Thomas Lee Bailey at AGO National Headquarters, 475 Riverside Dr., Suite 1260, New York, N.Y. 10115, TEL 212-870-2310, FAX 212-870-2163, or E-MAIL <firstname.lastname@example.org>. The composition, a recording of the work, entry form and fee of $10 must be postmarked by May 1, 2003
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 <email@example.com>.