Archives for November 2016

Support the AGO on #Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the US) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. We ask that you consider making a gift to the American Guild of Organists. We will apply your gift to the area of the Guild that is most meaningful to you. For example, you can choose to support our Annual Fund, specific educational programs like Pipe Organ Encounters or the Certification program, our conventions, our chapters, or our Endowment. A gift of any amount will be greatly appreciated. You can … [Read more...]

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AGO Prepares 30 Instructional Videos for New Organists

The AGO has begun developing a series of 30 videos intended to teach basic skills and techniques to beginning organists including pianists who are making a transition to organ-playing. The videos will be available on the AGO 's YouTube channel. More information will be forthcoming shortly. In the meantime, here are the working titles of the videos: 1. A pianist’s first steps in making the transition to the organ. The concept of 8´ pitch. 2. The architecture and layout of the American pipe organ. Two-manual organs. Turning the organ on. The coupling of manuals. 3. Larger American organs of three or more manuals. Coupling manuals to pedal. Divisions under dynamic expression. 4. The organ score. Manual and pedal compasses. Varieties of … [Read more...]