Last updated: September 10, 2014 at 18:54 pm
Message from the Dean
On behalf of the American Guild of Organists, Stanislaus Chapter, I want to welcome you to our web site. The American Guild of Organists is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the organ and encouraging excellence in the performance of both choral and organ music.
The Stanislaus Chapter has been an active leader in the arts community through our many and varied events. We hold regular recitals featuring professional musicians from the community as well as the next generation of organists who are studying and learning the instrument. We have been privileged to host these events in conjunction with the MJC Organ Department, which has been training organists for decades. We also sponsor special concerts featuring outstanding world class artists, such as Everhard Zwart (Netherlands), and most recently David Dahl (professor emertus Pacific Lutheran University). The organ crawl is another favorite event. On an organ crawl we visit and play selected instruments from the fine selection that California has to offer. Furthermore, we hold workshops such as the Pedals, Pizza, and Pipes, designed to reveal more about the wonderful world of the pipe organ.
If you would like to learn more about the guild, or would like more information about an upcoming event, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Steven C. Grubb
Dean, Stanislaus Chapter AGO
Sept. 12, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Season Opening Potluck at the home of Jim Duff/Joan Peck,
310 Ferguson Avenue, Modesto. Everyone bring favorite dish, beverage and a guest!
Nov. 8, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pizza & Pipes at St. Francis Anglican Church,
915 East Main, Turlock.
For information on how to join our chapter – contact:
Barbara Vukich, Secretary
Employers and job seekers are invited to post and search listings of available positions on the Guild’s National Website.
All the information you need about requirements and dates is now found in .pdf files available on National’s webpage. Go to www.agohq.org Choose “Education”,
and then choose “Certification”. You will find links to both of these documents here. Both a “Chart of Requirements” (an overview of all of the certifications) and
a “Detailed Professional Certification Requirements” for everything you need to know about getting certified. Good luck!
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