January Jubilee


January Jubilees exist to nurture the many part-time musicians working for religious institutions, and provide opportunities for them to be introduced to the AGO and its work and mission.  January Jubilees offer part-time musicians  the chance to meet and interact with peers who share an interest in the King of Instruments.  Scroll further down this page to learn about January Jubilee events throughout the USA where gifted local musicians, clergy and other presenters offer workshops on interesting and practical topics.

January Jubilees 2016


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Silicon Valley January Jubilee
January 16, 2016 – 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Los Altos United Methodist Church
655 Magdalena Avenue
Los Altos, California  94024
Paul Rosas, director
San Jose Chapter website  | Palo Alto/Peninsula Chapter Website

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Seattle Chapter
January 30, 2016 – 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Plymouth Church
1217 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, Washington  98101-3199
Wanda Griffiths, director
Seattle Chapter website


c27115f2-66d4-470a-842f-b285853bb917Salt Lake City Chapter
February 6, 2016
University of Utah School of Music
Dee Gardner Hall
1375 President’s Circle
Salt Lake City, Utah  84112
Alex Oldroyd, director
Salt Lake City Chapter website


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Cedar Valley Chapter
January 23, 2016 – 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church
7401 University Avenue
Cedar Falls, Iowa  50613
University of Northern Iowa
Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
8201 Dakota Street
Cedar Falls, Iowa  50614
Mariko Morita, director
Cedar Valley Chapter website

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Omaha Chapter
January 23, 2016 – 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saint John Lutheran Church
633 Willow Avenue
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501
J. Gordon Christensen, director
Omaha Chapter website


CvrSoInFFbrochure-finalSouthern Indiana Chapter
February 15, 2016 – 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Trinity United Methodist Church
2796 Charlestown Road
New Albany, Indiana  47150
David K. Lamb, director
Southern Indiana Chapter website


cvr_jubilee brochure_1021_v6 (1)Portland Chapter
March 5, 2016 – 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
First Congregational Church, UCC
301 Cottage Road
South Portland, Maine  04106
John Sullivan, director
Joan Phillips, registrar
Portland Chapter website

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Committee on Sharing Skills and Resources (COSSR)

Commitee Director:   Sheila Hess, CAGO – Email
Marilyn Schempp, SPC, MM, NCTM – Email
Wayne L. Wold, AAGO, DMA – Email
Paul Thornock, DMA – Email
Gregory Zelek (youth member) – Email
David Lamb, CAGO, DMus, Councillor for Membership/Convener of the Regional Councillors – Email
(Eric Birk, FAGO, MM, staff support) – Email

The following documents will be helpful in planning future Jubilees:

January Jubilee Handbook

January Jubilee Sample Booklet

Generous support for the January Jubilee program is provided by Forrest T. Jones & Company and Rodgers Instruments Corporation.

January Jubilees exist to nurture the many part-time musicians working for religious institutions, introducing these musicians to the AGO and its work and mission, and encouraging them to become members of the Guild. The Jubilee will offer a rewarding chance to reshape your AGO chapter into a more accessible and welcoming image, to fill the gap between the local chapter activities and conference level efforts, and to meet and interact with peers who share an interest in the King of Instruments.

Application deadline for Chapters interested in hosting 2017 January Jubilees has been extended to May 1, 2016. Please click here for the handbook for information and application.