Archives for December 2017

Two new Porgorzelski-Yankee Scholarships will be awarded for the 2018-19 academic year

The online application period for 1) an entering college freshman and 2) entering 1st year graduate scholarship begins January 1st and ends February 15, 2018. More information on the Pogorzelski-Yankee scholarship. Students must plan to be an entering college freshman or an entering first year graduate student in the 2018-19 academic year. Students must have a desire to commit a significant portion of the two years following graduation to teaching, performing, or other serious endeavor with respect to the organ. Students must attend, or plan to attend, a nationally or regionally accredited post-secondary institution (college, university, or conservatory) by the time awards are made. Students must provide verification of … [Read more...]

North Central: Dutch Organ Culture During the Reformation

Greetings from the North Central region of AGOYO! In light of the 500th anniversary of Luther’s posting of the 95 theses, effectively beginning the Reformation, I would like to address reformer John Calvin’s important role in shaping Dutch organ culture through religious doctrine. John Calvin (1509-1564), French theologian and reformer based in Geneva, Switzerland Most well-known for his doctrine of predestination and the sovereignty of God in the role of salvation Influenced the development of the Reformed and Presbyterian traditions Three Important Scripture Verses and Calvin’s Interpretation I Corinthians 14:16: surrounding the context of speaking in tongues during worshipand the need for an interpreter. According to … [Read more...]