POE Advanced


The Pipe Organ Encounter Advanced

  • Is a 5-6 day event organized by a local AGO chapter under the sponsorship of the national organization. It provides a higher level of pipe organ instruction and intense course study.
  • Is for students aged 13-18, who have achieved a high level of success in organ study. They must submit an audition recording and other supporting materials in order to apply to the POEA.
  • Provides an opportunity for students to have individual instruction in pipe organ technique and performance with an artist faculty.
  • Provides intermediate to advanced classes in areas such as organ literature, history, pipe organ construction and design, music theory, improvisation, conducting, and service playing.
  • Most of all, provides a unique opportunity for participants to meet and interact with peers who have similar interests.
2014 Pipe Organ Encounter (Advanced)

June 29-July 4, 2014

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Joshua Boyd/Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra
1801 Willowtree Lane, Apt. A2
Ann Arbor, MI  48105
Ann Arbor POEA Website

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Limited scholarship aid is available to cover full or partial registration fees for POEs. The online POE scholarship application is available here from mid-January until the May 15 application deadline. Scholarship applications are reviewed monthly beginning in February.

The application asks questions of both the student and her/his parent(s) and also requires a letter of recommendation from the student’s organ or piano teacher.