Muncie Chapter

Last updated: July 16, 2015 at 16:13 pm

Message from the Dean 

Thank you for your interest in the AGO Muncie Chapter. Please feel free to contact me or another officer for further information.
John Emert

 Muncie Pipes!
Gala Pipe Organ Festival
April 10-18, 2015

Click here for Festival Poster and Show-and-Tell Info Letter

All events free and open to the public

Show-and-Tell  & Organ Concert

American Guild of Organists Muncie, Indiana, Chapter

March 16, 2015

Dear Teachers and Supporters of Young Musicians,

The members of the Muncie Chapter of the American Guild of Organists are joining forces with Ball State University’s School of Music and other sponsors to offer area youth and their families an opportunity to learn more about the pipe organ—specifically the magnificent instrument in Sursa Performance Hall on the Ball State campus.

Raúl Prieto Ramírez, Ball State’s energetic young organ professor, will present a fun, interactive learning session about the organ on Saturday, April 18.  Students are welcome to bring their own pieces of music to “try a few bars” at the organ console.  Following demonstrations, videos, and learning activities, Mr. Ramírez will play a concert on the Sursa organ.  The first-hand experience with the instrument—how the sounds are made and what it feels like to play (or to be accompanied by) an organ—should help students relate much more closely to the “King of Instruments.”

Please encourage your students and their families to attend this learning event, including the refreshment break and concert—all offered free of charge:

Saturday, April 18, 2015

3:30 p.m.
Sursa Organ Show-and-Tell with Raúl Prieto Ramírez

4:30 p.m.
Refreshments in Edmund and Virginia Ball Honors House
Located immediately east of Sursa Hall on Riverside Avenue

5:30 p.m
Organ Concert with Raúl Prieto Ramírez
Sursa Performance Hall, Ball State University
Riverside at McKinley Avenues, Ball State campus

Free parking in McKinley Garage, immediately south of Sursa Hall

These events are part of the week-long Organ Festival, Muncie Pipes!, and we hope you, your students, and their families can attend as many of the recitals as you can.

Thank you for making your students aware of this opportunity on April 18.  We hope to see you there!


John Emert
Dean, Muncie Chapter, American Guild of Organists
Information: Karen Howells (765) 759-6026 or



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Dean: John Emert
Sub-Dean: Rebecca Roland
Registrar/Treasurer: Kirby Koriath
Secretary: Kristi Koriath
Newsletter editor: Dick Grill


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