Last updated: October 27, 2016 at 11:21 am
Welcome to the Macon Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
Purpose of the American Guild of Organists
The American Guild of Organists (AGO) is the national professional association serving organ and choral fields. Chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York in 1896, the AGO now serves over 21,000 members throughout the United States and world-wide. It provides educational and certification services and professional assistance to its members, and promotes the use of the organ in sacred and concert settings.
- To advance the cause of organ and choral music, to increase their contributions to aesthetic and religious experiences and to promote their understanding, appreciation and enjoyment.
- To improve the proficiency of organists and choral conductors.
- To evaluate, by examination, attainments in organ playing, choral techniques, conducting, and the theory and general knowledge of music, and to grant certificates to those who pass such examinations at specified levels of achievement.
- To provide members with opportunities to meet for discussion of professional topics, and to pursue such other activities as contribute to the fulfillment of the purposes of the Guild.
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Dr. Jane Kimbrel, DMA
Dean, Macon Chapter AGO
2016–2017 Chapter Sponsored Programs
Annual Potluck Dinner
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | 6:30 pm
582 Walnut Street
Please join us for our welcome meeting and annual potluck dinner of the new 2016–2017 year. Bring your favorite appetizer, entree, or dessert to share. You spouse/significant other and friends are also welcome to attend. Beverages will be provided. Norma and Brev Hunt, who attended the AGO National Convention, will give a report and share photos from the event. Jane Kimbrel, who attended the St Olaf Conference on Worship, Theology, and the Arts, will also present a report. Other members are invited to share of recent continuing education experiences. If you have any questions please contact Jonathan Poe by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Not like Hymns–like Music!”
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 | 7:30 pm
565 Wimbish Rd
Macon, GA 31210
Mr. Joseph Golden, guest speaker
Columbus State University Professor of Organ and Columbus AGO Chapter Dean
An approach to playing hymns on the organ in a manner that facilitates the multiple needs of the singers, and that honors the stylistic standards that we all expect in the preparation and presentation of any sort of serious music.
Workshop on Choral Techniques
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Vineville United Methodist Church
2045 Vineville Avenue
Macon, GA 31204
Dr. Jeffrey Seeley, clinician
Associate Professor of Church Music, Mercer University
Festival of Hymns with Organist Albert Travis
Sunday, February 26, 2017 | 3:00 pm
Mulberry Street UMC
719 Mulberry Street
Dr. Albert L. Travis is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Organ at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He served on the faculty of the School of Church Music from 1977-2008. Dr. Travis has been Organist of Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth since 1978. Currently serving as Organist and Director of Music Ministries, Dr. Travis plays the Rildia Bee O’Bryan Cliburn Organ. Dr. Travis maintains an active schedule as hymn festival leader, improvisation workshop clinician, arranger and composer.
Concert for Organ & Brass
Monday, March 27, 2015 | 7:30 pm
735 Pierce Ave
Colony IV Brass Quintet and American Guild of Organists members join forces in this traditional Cherry Blossom event. This year the event will celebrate the newly renovated console of the Riverside United Methodist Church organ, played by Nelda Chapman (St. Joseph Catholic Church), Jonathan Poe (Christ Episcopal) and Gail Pollock (Riverside UMC). Join us as we spotlight the sounds of the organ, the brass, and the glorious combination of both.
Monday, April 24, 2017 | 12:00 pm
582 Walnut Street
Guest Speaker, TBA
Lunch will be provided free of charge.
We’d love to have you in our chapter! Membership is not limited to organists only. It is open to anyone who has an interest in organs and/or organ music. If you’re interested in becoming “one of us,” please contact Gerald Carper, our Treasurer and Membership Chair. He will lead you through the quick process that can be done almost entirely online.
Gerald Carper, email@example.com
Employers and job seekers are invited to post and search listings of available positions on the Guild’s National Website.
2016–2017 Executive Committee
|Dean:||Dr. Jane Kimbrelfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sub-Dean:||Mrs. Ellen Wilsonemail@example.com|
|Past Dean:||Ms. Nelda Chapmanfirstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com|
|Secretary:||Mrs. Sandra Smithfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Treasurer:||Mr. Gerald Carperemail@example.com|
|Registrar:||Dr. Michael McGheefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Website/Publicity:||Mr. Jonathan Poeemail@example.com|
|Historian:||Dr. Harry Eskewfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chaplain:||Mr. Dana Smithemail@example.com|