2003 PIPE ORGAN ENCOUNTERS
SUMMER PROGRAM FOR TEENAGERS AND ADULTS
ANNOUNCED BY THE AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS
NEW YORK CITY The American Guild of Organists (AGO) is proud to announce the schedule for seven PIPE ORGAN ENCOUNTERS (POEs) for students aged 1319, and a POE+ for adults in 2003. Full contact information for each POE can be found in the January issue of THE AMERICAN ORGANIST Magazine and online at <www.agohq.org>.
POEs for Teenagers
June 1521 Knoxville, Tenn.
June 29July 3 Sioux Falls, S.Dak.
July 611 Dallas, Tex.
July 612 New York, N.Y.
July 812 Calgary, Alberta
July 2025 Athens, Ohio
July 2026 San Diego, Calif.
POE+ for Adults
July 711 Waco, Tex.
PIPE ORGAN ENCOUNTERS introduce young people to the organ through instruction in organ playing, repertoire, history, design, and construction. These regional summer organ music institutes for teen-aged students provide private and group instruction, opportunities for ecumenical worship, and a chance for young musicians to meet others with similar interests. Basic keyboard proficiency is required, although previous organ study is not necessary. Scholarship assistance is available.
The POE+ is a summer program filled with practical information and instruction for adult pianists and other musicians interested in improving their service playing skills. Participants will be introduced to basic organ skills through private instruction and classes. The week-long experience will lead to greater confidence and competence at the organ.
POE and POE+ site locations are selected by the AGO Committee on the New Organist upon formal application by AGO host chapters, and approved by the AGO National Council. The deadline for applications for AGO chapters to host 2004 POE and POE+ programs is March 15, 2003. Applications are available from AGO National Headquarters. Partial program funding is provided to AGO host chapters.
Pipe Organ Encounters is an educational outreach program of the American Guild of Organists. Major funding for Pipe Organ Encounters is provided by the MAHADH Fund of the HRK Foundation and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. Additional support is provided by the American Institute of Organbuilders, the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, and by the family of Ned Siebert. Permanently endowed scholarships are provided in memory of Seth Bingham, Clarence Dickinson, and Ned Siebert, and in honor of Philip E. Baker and Morgan and Mary Simmons. Additional funds have been created in honor of Philip Hahn, and in memory of Virgil Fox and Charles N. Henderson.