Continuing Education

Committee on Continuing Professional Educational

The Mission Statement for the Committee on Continuing Professional Education (CCPE) – revised 31 July 2013.

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The responsibility of the Committee on Continuing Professional Education (CCPE) is five-fold, and these responsibilities are ranked in order of importance as follows:

  1. To produce, manufacture and distribute teaching materials in both traditional, tangible formats and in new media formats (books, CDs. DVDs, and on-line content) – covering a range of practical topics useful to the ongoing service of organists, church musicians and AGO members – with emphasis upon products offering content not otherwise readily available through non-AGO sources.
  2. To organize, plan, promote, supervise and execute, in cooperation with sponsors and representatives of academic institutions, the content and presentation of the biennial Conference on Organ Pedagogy, where consideration is given to participation of the AGO councillors, as well as to the educators and hosting facilities, present in the region in which the pedagogy conference is held.
  3. To administer, advertise and promote awareness of the Pogorzelski-Yankee Organ Scholarship, with tasks including the creation, posting, amendment and enforcement of scholarship rules, terms and conditions, the screening of applications, the determination of award recipients, the monitoring of the continuance of awards, and all related business, in accordance with the dictates of the trust by which the scholarship program was created and funded.
  4. To recommend recently-published educational resources, in an effort to stimulate professional growth in AGO members and in an effort to enhance the AGO’s certification program, by identifying and advocating both tangible and on-line educational resources materials which benefit organists over a broad range of training and experience, with posting of CCPE’s recommendations, not more than once annually, either on-line or through publication in The American Organist magazine.
  5. To offer for publication concise, instructional articles, written either by CCPE members or by non-committee members procured by CCPE members, on a broad range of both specialized and practical topics of interest to organists, with select articles submitted periodically by CCPE for publication in The American Organist magazine.

Committee Members

Frederick Hohman, DMA, Director
Zarex Corp. / Pro Organo
PO Box 8338
W: 800-336-2224; 866-927-3923
Fax: 574-271-9191

Leon W. Couch, DMA, PhD
721 Connecticut Avenue
Spartanburg, SC 29302-2109
H: 864-641-0179
W: 864-596-9007

Dr. Sharon L. Hettinger, DMA
1410 Clare Court
Lawrence, KS 66046
H: 785 842-2053

Catherine Rodland, FAGO, ChM
104 Anderson Dr.
Northfield, MN 55057-3211
W: 507-786-3983
C: 507-301-8480

Charles B. Tompkins, DMA
Furman University
Department of Music
3300 Pointsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613

106 Indian Springs Drive
Greenville, SC 29615
W: 864-294-2969
H: 864-268-7788
Cell: 864-414-7377