March 20, 2007
NEW YORK CITY ó The AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS (AGO) is pleased to announce the appointment of E Lary Grossman to the position of Regional Councillor for AGO Region I (New England). He succeeds James Barry, who resigned from the AGO National Council due to unanticipated changes in his personal and professional life. Dr. Grossman will complete Mr. Barryís term, which ends on June 30, 2008.
Dr. Grossman is an active member of the Springfield (Mass.) AGO Chapter. He has served as dean, board member, 2007 Pipe Organ Encounters coordinator, and on the chapterís investment advisory committee. He is principal of Brady Grossman Associates and Grossman and Associates Management and Organizational Advising, and music director/organist at the Church of the Immaculate Conception (Easthampton, Mass.). Dr. Grossman received his Ph.D. in music theory from Northwestern University in 1993. He holds an M.B.A. from National University, a masterís degree in music theory from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), and a Bachelorís degree in piano performance and music theory from the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. He has taught at the National-Louis University (Chicago) and at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst).
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.