Archives for May 2013

AGO President Eileen Guenther Promoted to Professor at Wesley Theological Seminary

Promotion to Professor of Church Music Approved by Washington Seminary’s Board of Governors. The American Guild of Organists (AGO) celebrates the promotion of Guild President EILEEN GUENTHER to Professor of Church Music at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., where she has been Associate Professor. Her promotion was approved by the seminary’s Board of Governors on Friday, May 17, in Washington. Wesley is a teaching seminary and a service-oriented community with a student body of approximately 1,000 members. Her responsibilities include directing Chapel Music and the Wesley Chapel Choir, chairing the Chapel Committee, and supervising worship planning teams and teaching courses in music and worship. The mission of Wesley … [Read more...]

Marilyn Keiser Honored by American Guild of Organists at New York City Gala

Celebration of Brilliant Performer, Church Musician, Teacher, and Friend Raised $40,000 Benefitting the AGO Endowment Fund. The American Guild of Organists (AGO) presented its tenth annual Recital and Gala Benefit Reception on Friday, April 5, at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City. An estimated audience of 300 colleagues, students, and friends came together to celebrate the lifetime achievements of Marilyn Keiser, FAGO, CHM, at her New York recital. Dr. Keiser was given the AGO Endowment Fund Distinguished Artist Award. The gala was sponsored by the AGO National Council and its Development Committee. Major funding was provided by Mr. and Mrs. Bruce P. Bengtson, AAGO; and Pemcor Inc. of Lancaster, Pa., printer … [Read more...]