Committee on the New Organist

The purpose of the Committee on the New Organist is to create the materials and means for engaging and developing new organists, as well as to develop and promote programs and age-appropriate materials to introduce them to the organ and enable their development as organists. The committee oversees the presentation of POEs and POE+s in addition to PipeWorks programs. The committee develops educational opportunities and presentations to introduce non-organists of all ages to the organ.

The AGO is dedicated to ensuring another generation of musicians and enthusiasts of organ and choral music. The Guild has programs, both on the local and national levels, that span every age group and level of proficiency.

On any given week, AGO chapters sponsor myriad activities of interest to potential or new organists. To find out about scholarships, educational programs, organ crawls, in-school or in-church presentations, field trips to organbuilders and special installations, day or weekend seminars, recitals or other local activities, contact the AGO Chapter Dean nearest to you.

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See our currently available New Organist Fund Scholarships

Programs to Encourage New Organists

There are three national outreach programs for developing new organists:
PipeWorks, Pipe Organ Encounters, and Pipe Organ Encounters +.

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Committee on The New Organist (CONO)

Nicole Marane, DMA, Director
Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
3180 Peachtree Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
404-240-8206 (W)
678-429-7585 (Cell)

Michael Emmerich
150 Sabine St. #335
Houston, TX  77007

Frederick Teardo, DMA
1637 Crossgate Dr.
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
205-226-3506 (W)
203-619-3626 (Cell)

Elizabeth West, CAGO, DMA
Hope College
P.O. Box 9000
Holland, MI 49422-9000
616-395-7974 (W)