January 14, 2005
NEW YORK CITY—The American Guild of Organists (AGO) continues its grant program to assist selected AGO chapters with funding for membership recruitment campaigns, and an awards program to reward selected chapters for significant increases in voting membership. Three chapters that have designed an outstanding and fully conceived membership development campaign for 2005–2006 will be awarded grants in the amount of $500 each. Three chapters that demonstrate an increase in membership of at least ten percent will receive an award in the amount of $500 each.
For further information or to request a grant application, please contact Jennifer Madden at 212-870-2311 ext. 4304 or e-mail email@example.com. Completed applications must be received at AGO National Headquarters by May 1, 2005. The AGO Committee on Membership Development and Chapter Support will select award recipients by June 1, 2005. Chapters receiving awards and the details of their recruitment efforts will be featured in the September 2005 issue of The American Organist Magazine. #
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, it sets and maintains high musical standards and promotes the understanding and appreciation of all aspects of organ and choral music. The mission of the AGO is to enrich lives through organ and choral music. The Guild currently serves approximately 19,000 members in more than 300 local chapters throughout the United States and abroad. The American Organist Magazine, the official journal of the AGO and the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, reaches an audience of more than 20,000 readers each month.
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.