- Is a 5-6 day event organized by a local AGO chapter under the sponsorship of the national organization. It provides a higher level of pipe organ instruction and an intensive course of study.
- Is for young organists (no younger than 13 and no older than 18) entering grades 9 through 12, who play the organ at an advanced level. They must submit an audition recording and other supporting materials in order to apply to the POEA.
- Provides an opportunity for participants to have individual instruction in pipe organ technique and performance with an artist faculty.
- Provides intermediate to advanced classes in areas such as organ literature, history, pipe organ construction and design, music theory, improvisation, conducting, and service playing.
- Most of all, provides a unique opportunity for participants to meet and interact with peers who have similar interests.
2022 Pipe Organ Encounter – Advanced
(for young organists ages 13-18 and entering grades 9 through 12 in the fall of 2022)
July 10-15, 2022
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The POE Advanced planned for 2022 has been cancelled due to scheduling difficulties with venues and facilities in the Ann Arbor area. Please watch this page in the upcoming months for news about future POE Advanced events.
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The AGO regrets to announce that the 2022 Pipe Organ Encounter Advanced event will not be happening due to scheduling difficulties with venues and facilities in the Ann Arbor area. Please check this page in the upcoming months for announcements about future POE Advanced events.
Pipe Organ Encounters is an educational outreach program of the American Guild of Organists. Major funding for Pipe Organ Encounters is provided by the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America. Additional support is provided by the American Institute of Organbuilders and the Jordan Organ Endowment. Permanently endowed AGO scholarships are provided in memory of Charlene Brice Alexander, Robert S. Baker, Seth Bingham, Michael Cohen, Margaret R. Curtin, Clarence Dickinson, Richard and Clara Mae Enright, Virgil Fox, Philip Hahn, Charles Huddleston Heaton, Charles N. Henderson, Alfred E. Lunsford, Ruth Milliken, Bruce Prince-Joseph, Douglas Rafter, Ned Siebert, Mary K. Smith, and Martin M. Wick; and in honor of Anthony Baglivi, Philip E. Baker, Joyce F. Johnson, Gordon and Naomi Rowley, Frederick Swann, Morgan and Mary Simmons, and the Leupold Foundation.