Welcome to the world of Pipe Organ Encounters, the most successful outreach program sponsored by the American Guild of Organists! POEs offer teenagers and adults a rewarding opportunity to learn more about the pipe organ and its construction, instruction with experienced faulty, visits to hear and play outstanding instruments, and the chance to meet and interact with peers who share an interest in the King of Instruments. Pipe Organ Encounter programs are overseen by the Committee on the New Organist (CONO), a part of the education branch of the National Council of the AGO.
Pipe Organ Encounter
A POE is a 4-5 day event organized by a local AGO chapter that introduces participants aged 13-18 to the world of the pipe organ. For more information, click here.
Pipe Organ Encounter Advanced
A POEA is a 5-6 day event organized by a local AGO chapter that provides a higher level of pipe organ instruction and intense course study for students aged 13-18 who have already achieved a high level of success in organ study. For more information, click here.
Pipe Organ Encounter Technical
POETech is a program designed for students aged 16-23 who are interested in learning the art and craft of organ building. POETech is sponsored by an AGO Chapter in collaboration with an organ builder. For more information, click here.
Pipe Organ Encounter Plus
POE+ is a 4-5 day event organized by a local AGO chapter that provides organ instruction to students 19 and older. It is open to beginners as well as more advanced students. For more information, click here.
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