Rockford

Last updated: January 16, 2014 at 15:34 pm

Message from the Dean 

 

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Local Events

Monday, October 28, 6:30 pm Refreshments; 7:00 pm – “Ghoultide Scarols” at Holy Trinity Episcopal, 217 E. Hurlbut Avevnue, Belvidere

Monday, November 25, 6:30 pm Refreshments; 7:00 pm – Workshop on registration Bethesda Covenant, 2101 E State St, Rockford

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Membership

Registration for the 2013-2014 Program Year:

Regular Voting Member: $97
Special Voting Members: $72
Full-time Student Voting Member: $37
Partner Voting Member: $72
Dual Voting Member (Second Chapter): $38
Student Dual: $15
Chapter Member: $50

Please contact Jean Anderson for registration forms
 

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Placement

Employers and job seekers are invited to post and search listings of available positions on the Guild’s National Website.
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Certification

TOP 10 THINGS I LEARNED/GAINED FROM PREPARING FOR AND TAKING THE TEST FOR THE AGO SERVICE PLAYING CERTIFICATE – BY LAURA WATSON
1. These things take time –don’t to give up on yourself
2. Even you can transpose
3. Techniques for varying hymns
4. Skills for better hymn leading
5. Increased facility with manual and piston changes (especially via study of anthems)
6. Improved understanding of what to look for when planning registrations for anthem accompaniment
7. A patient and creative teacher is very helpful–thank you Greg Gyllsdorff!
8. Being intentional about sight reading preparation vastly excels the “dive in and hope for miracles” strategy
9. Having a church partner to give you some extra practice time in the last month before the exam is invaluable–thank you Steve McMillen!
10. AGO certification process is very useful for helping an aspiring organist envision and tackle the steps that will get her to the next leg of the musical journey.

If you are interested in studying for one of the Guild exams, please contact Gregory Gyllsdorff at ggyllsdorff@hotmail.com or at 815-621-2709.

For any additional information go to: http://www.agohq.org/education/index.html
 

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Contact Us

 

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Links

Our Facebook page
Fabry Inc. Pipe Organs
2013 AGO Region V Convention
Pipedreams Recordings
Organmaster Shoes
Rockford Area Arts Council
Fox Valley Chapter
Encyclopedia of Organ Stops
Free sheet music

If you are a Rockford AGO chapter member, you can have your favorite links added to this list by sending an email to RockfordAGO@comcast.net.

American Guild of Organists