Hosting an AGO Competition Winner is the Perfect Chapter Event

Kalle Toivio was named the 2018 NCOI First Place Winner at the 2018 National Convention. Hosting an AGO competition winner is the perfect chapter event! Kalle lives and works in New York City, and he is available for recitals or improvisation workshops. For more information, contact Kalle Toivio or AGO Headquarters. … [Read more...]

December 2019: Welcome New Members

Mr. Ralph C. Budd Mr. Jay Chadwick Sarah Cole Mr. Alex J. Cross Christopher Dazey Joseph Faryniarz Mr. Paul L. Finger Nathanael France Mr. Bill Geraci Trevor Good Aleah Harvey Shoko Hosono Ms. Hiromi Inomata Vernon Kimbro Dr. Deborah S. King Marisa J. Landsverk Christopher S. Lanier Dr. Mary Catherine Levri Mr. Timothy Ludwig Kathy Rissa Moore Ms. Elizabeth Patterson Jamie Pfauth Mr. Jacob Donald Pfund Mr. George Tomas Roberts-Oakland Tedd Roseberry Mr. Robert Sacks Brian Sanders Mr. Ian B. Sell William Smiley Dr. David N. Stamos Ms. Catherine W. Tyng Ms. Janice M. Vetter Mr. Ryan Villapiano Christine Wilhelm Dr. Zachary L. Wolff … [Read more...]

AGO Member Jan Kraybill Nominated for Three Grammy Awards

Jan Kraybill writes: I was absolutely thrilled that my most recent album, the second solo recording on the Kauffman Center’s Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant organ, has been nominated for three GRAMMY awards, including Best Classical Instrumental Solo, a very high honor indeed. That category, listing all five nominees, is below. It’s absolutely amazing to be included in this list of talented people! As far as I know, I am only the third organist— and the first female organist— to be nominated for a solo recording GRAMMY. The Nominee for Best Classical Instrumental Solo were: (Award to the Instrumental Soloist(s) and to the Conductor when applicable.) THE BERLIN RECITAL Yuja Wang HIGDON: HARP CONCERTO Yolanda Kondonassis; … [Read more...]

November 2019: Welcome New Members

Dennis Akerman Bill Bakeman Alexander Birch Hazel Boerner Alphonso Brown Andrew MacKinnon Brown Olivia Brownfield Timothy Bullara Lucas Aranha Carvalho Miguel Castro Olivia Connors John R. Crawley Deborah Dickman Benedikt Ehrhardt Lindsey Fugill Pamela Fuller Rouzan Gevorkian Janet E. Guetle Joe Hickman Patrick M. Hogan HyeSung Hwang Brad Jackson Chan Gyu Jang Lucas Jindra David Joder Jakob Johnson Deagan Jones George Kayes Karen Khanagov James Kimball Bill Kurzdorfer John Landis Enoch Laudie Aaron Lauper Justin V. Lee Ju Young Lee Gloria Lemus Claudia Loethen Adam Lutz James J. Maynard Patrick Meaden Walter J. Miklas Angela Morgan My Linh Mueller Robert H. Myers Ruben F. Navarro Timothy … [Read more...]

Beware the Scammers

Scammers are everywhere and AGO chapter leaders need to be vigilant about requests for funds. AGO Executive Director James Thomashower recently wrote a column in TAO on scams and how to protect yourself and your chapter funds. Please read and share with your fellow chapter officers and members: Protect Yourself and Your Chapter from Scams … [Read more...]

Atlanta Chapter to Host AGO 2020 National Convention

The Atlanta Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is pleased to announce the upcoming 2020 convention. We are very excited to be selected as the host city for this event. For the most up-to-date information on registration, accommodations, and schedules, visit the convention website. … [Read more...]

Organ Building and Restorations in the Netherlands

Frits Elshout, recently-retired Director of Flentrop Orgelbouw in the Netherlands, discusses his experience leading one of the most important firms for organ building and restoration of modern times in this interview with Vox Humana Associate Editor Bruce Shull. Link: www.voxhumanajournal.com/elshout2019.html   … [Read more...]

Organ Building and Restorations in the Netherlands

Frits Elshout, recently-retired Director of Flentrop Orgelbouw in the Netherlands, discusses his experience leading one of the most important firms for organ building and restoration of modern times in this interview with Vox Humana Associate Editor Bruce Shull. Link … [Read more...]

October 2019: Welcome New Members

Amy Ahui Davian D. Alleyne Michelle Andersen Kevin Anderson George Arrigotti Alek M. Bacon Jonathan D. Bading Janean Baker Daniel G. Baker Richard P. Baks Emily B. Ballentine Erb Kathleen Bandel Joshua Bandish Sarah Barclay Patricia M. Barnes Madalyn Ryann Bartz Emelyn Beaster Grace Beaster Alexander Bednar Christine Beesley Dallas E. Bell, Jr. Brian Benison Christina Benson Nyeal Robert Biedenstein Tracy Boswell Laura Bottei Michele Bowers Jane Bowie Ivelen Branum Rona Bresnahan Charles W. Broadbent John Dudley Brockett Elena Brooks Fern Brooks Tony Brooks Marcus Browning Alexander F. Buiel Grahm A. Burns R. Morgan Burrow, Jr. Evan Bursch Richard Burton Kayley Byers Cathy Caldwell David … [Read more...]

Vox Humana: Reconstructing Bach’s Organ Concertos

Matthew Dirst, Professor of Music at the University of Houston, Artistic Director of Ars Lyrica Houston, and Organist at St. Philip Presbyterian Church, discusses his reconstructions of Bach's concertos for organ, and his new recording of these fascinating works. Read Vox Humana. … [Read more...]