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POE Directors Page

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Host a POE

Will your chapter help grow the next generation of organists by hosting a POE event in 2021? For summer 2020 we have eight Pipe Organ Encounters, and several are already filled to capacity!  We want to keep that momentum going - has your chapter applied to host a POE in 2021? The deadline to apply has been extended to April 1.     Each of us can help grow the next generation of organists by: Working with and supporting your chapter in applying to host a POE in 2021.  It’s one of the greatest experiences your chapter will ever have! Encouraging pianists and organists of all ages in your area to register for one of the 2020 POEs. Brochures can be downloaded and applications for 2020 POE events are now open at … [Read more...]

POE Information for Chapters

Successful POE events of all types (POE, POE+, POE-Advanced, and POE-Technical) have been sponsored by both small and large chapters since 1988. What facilities will we need? Instruments - one pipe organ for every two participants (creative scheduling is recommended if fewer instruments are available) Housing - university, college, or seminary dormitories are generally recommended Transportation - preferably buses or vans (bonded/insured) or private cars to transport students everywhere Recreation - opportunities for play, social interaction and relaxation are important for both young people and adults! How many teachers will we need? There should be one faculty member for every two participants who attend. How will we … [Read more...]

Chapter Outreach to New Organists

The Committee on the New Organist is pleased to offer the following materials to assist chapters and their members with the recruitment and education of new organists. The first portion highlights chapter outreach endeavors including PipeWorks; Pedals, Pipes and Pizza (PPP); POE; POE (Advanced); POE (Technical) and POE+. The second section provides selected resources to complement these endeavors. This collection will be expanded frequently to accommodate additional materials. Outreach Programs Pipeworks Pedals, Pipes and Pizza Events Pedals, Pipes and Pizza is a partial-day event that introduces children and youth to the pipe organ. A Guidebook with suggestions is available from AGO headquarters. Pedals, Pipes, & … [Read more...]

POE Grant from AGO National Headquarters

POE GRANT REQUEST APPLICATION GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS [Adapted from the POE Handbook:] For all chapters is selected as POE sites, AGO National Headquarters offers a grant of up to $3,500 to each POE site as seed money to begin their work. The purpose of the grant is to help insure that no chapter loses money on its program. This grant money should be used to offset costs (especially advance costs like deposits) necessary to run a POE; for example, housing, meals, fees associated with venues, printing, mailing, website costs, etc. Optional expenses, especially professional artist fees, are covered by the chapter or by creative fundraising. If a POE accepts an AGO grant and realizes a profit, the host chapter is expected to return a … [Read more...]

Applying to Attend POE Events

Beginning with 2016 POE events, the application process to attend happens exclusively online.  If you experience any difficulties using the POE/POE+ form below, please contact Eric Birk, Executive Assistant at AGO National Headquarters by email to: or by telephone at: 212-870-2310.  PLEASE NOTE:  All fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required. Please note:  Payment of registration fees should be handled directly with the POE host chapter.  Please visit the POE's local website, or see the brochure on the POE and POE+ pages for payment procedure for the POE you wish to attend.  Online application and sending payment should both be completed before POE event deadlines. Registration is not complete until the … [Read more...]

POE Videos & Downloads

POE Handbook FAQ and Resources for Chapters Interested in Hosting a POE Chapter Site Proposal Application to Host a POE, POE-Plus, or POE-Advanced Chapter Site Proposal Application to Host a POE-Technical (Chapter Application)* Organ Builder Site Proposal Application to Host a POE-Technical (Builder Application)* *Please note: Both Chapter and Builder applications are necessary to propose a POE-Technical event. All the Cool Kids are into Pipe Organs: A blogpost by Holly Heffelbower Watch our 11 minute "Close Encounters" Video! This DVD may be ordered free from AGO National Headquarters at 212-870-2310 or e-mail San Francisco Pipe Organ Encounter … [Read more...]

POE Scholarships

Pipe Organ Encounter Scholarship Assistance Need-based scholarship aid is available to cover full or partial registration fees for attending a POE (POE, POEA, or POE-Tech only, not for POE+). Funds are limited, and scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The AGO Pipe Organ Encounter Scholarship application period is January 15 through April 15 each year.  The application is an online form and asks questions of both the participant and her/his parent(s), and requires the submission of a recommendation from the participant's organ or piano teacher, also through an online form. To apply for a scholarship, complete the application submission process to attend a POE event, and then contact the director of that POE event to … [Read more...]

Pipe Organ Encounters

Welcome to the world of Pipe Organ Encounters, the most successful outreach program sponsored by the AGO. POEs offer teenagers and adults a rewarding opportunity to learn more about the pipe organ and its construction, instruction with experienced faculty, 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. New Dates set for 2021 POE events.   Following the cancellation of all 2020 POE events, some have been re-scheduled for 2021 with specific dates planned as noted below. Others postponed from 2020 are waiting for confirmation from local venues before dates for 2021 can be set.  As soon as new dates are approved by AGO National Council, … [Read more...]

Application to Attend a Pipe Organ Encounter (POE)

If you experience any difficulties using the POE form below, please contact Eric Birk, Executive Assistant at AGO National Headquarters, by email to: or by telephone at: 212-870-2310. Application to attend an AGO Pipe Organ Encounter is a two-step process: STEP 1: All applicants MUST register online. Your registration is not complete until you submit the form and receive a confirmation email. IMPORTANT: If you indicate on the registration form that you are applying for a scholarship, please also notify the local POE Director of your need for a scholarship. STEP 2: Payment of registration fees is made directly to the POE host chapter. Please visit the POE’s website, or see the brochure on the POE page for payment … [Read more...]