Pipe Organ Encounter Plus (POE+)
The Pipe Organ Encounter +
Is a 4-5 day event organized by a local AGO chapter under the sponsorship of the
Is a national program sponsored by the American Guild of Organists. Students are
admitted to POE+s on a first-come, first-served basis, regardless of attendance at prior POEs,
and regardless of state or country of residence, as long as they meet the following eligibility
guidelines: Students should be 19 or older, want to play the organ or currently play the organ in
a church or synagogue, and be interested in improving their organ skills.
- Is open to organists ranging from beginners (proficient pianists who will learn the basics
of organ playing) to advanced.
- Offers instruction in basic technique, pedaling, improvisation and registration for
beginners, and skills such as hymn playing, sight reading and transposition (which may lead to
qualifying as a candidate for the AGO Service Playing Certificate) for more experienced
students. Other topics include a general overview of organ literature, history, and pipe organ
construction and design.
- Provides an opportunity for participation in ecumenical worship, so as to experience the
role of the sacred musician.
- Most of all, provides a unique opportunity for participants to meet and interact with peers
who have similar interests.
Videos & Downloads
2014 Pipe Organ Encounters +
June 8-13, 2014
ROCKFORD (Ill.) CHAPTER
Gregory Gyllsdorff, FAGO, ChM
5922 Allerton Drive
Rockford, IL 61114
July 13-17, 2014
Seattle Pacific University
2514 85th Dr NE #E3
Lake Stevens WA, 98258-6401
October 29, 2013