Haig Mardirosian, General Editor
American Guild of Organists Monograph Series
Thank you for your interest in the AGO Monograph Series. The series will offer in-depth and researched stories about the world of the organ: instruments, persons, trends, places, and traditions. The first three volumes are now available for download as a PDF.
J. Michael Barone and Pipedreams: The Organ on Public Radio
Michael Barone celebrates 50 years with Minnesota Public Radio. He was with the original stations that spawned the media giant nearly from its start. More importantly, he created a unique presence for the organ on the airwaves, produced a trove of original and important recordings, and 35 years ago, created the foremost organ-centered broadcast, Pipedreams.
To order a copy of the printed edition ($9.95 + shipping), visit the online store and select the Organ Music/Essays/Catalogs section.
The Organ on Campus
While we may, at first glance, assume that the role of the organ on university and music school campuses affects those majoring students who have chosen to earn degrees and pursue careers, we learn that the place of fine instruments on campuses serves goals beyond teaching and learning. What is the real influence and cultural meaning of the organ on campus as told through the eyes of faculty, students, administrators, and the academic community?
The Making of an Organ Virtuoso
No matter how seasoned or confident, nor how one’s image is cultivated, performing musicians must confront certain vulnerabilities. Music making dispenses variables out of the control of us humans, no matter how well prepared, able, or acclaimed. Asking a group of the most celebrated of performing musicians – in this case, organists – to reflect on their respective careers and the ways and means of their “doing” music also leaves them, of necessity, in a vulnerable position. Just how unvarnished to be?.