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Application to Host a Pipe Organ Encounter Event (POE/POE+/POEA)

Before starting this form, please be sure you have at the ready the following items needed for upload during the application process: A digital file of the chapter's complete financial statement (e.g., balance sheet and income/expense report) for the most recently completed year All names of proposed faculty A digital file (.PDF, .rtf, .doc, etc.) listing all proposed instruments and sites for teaching, practice, or recitals A digital file which is a scan of the "Statement of Approval" signed by the dean of the chapter. (Form is found on the lower half of the third page of Section 6.1.1 of the POE Handbook.) Please note: The deadline for application to host a POE event is February 15, in the calendar year prior to the year … [Read more...]

Pipe Organ Encounters

Welcome to the world of Pipe Organ Encounters, the most successful outreach program sponsored by the AGO. POEs offer teenagers and adults a rewarding opportunity to learn more about the pipe organ and its construction, instruction with experienced faculty, visits to hear and play outstanding instruments, and the chance to meet and interact with peers who share an interest in the King of Instruments. New Dates set for 2021 POE events.   Following the cancellation of all 2020 POE events, some have been re-scheduled for 2021 with specific dates planned as noted below. Others postponed from 2020 are waiting for confirmation from local venues before dates for 2021 can be set.  As soon as new dates are approved by AGO National Council, … [Read more...]

Teacher Recommendation – POE Advanced Attendance

This page is where the teachers of POE-Advanced applicants complete the teacher recommendation form below.  Teachers should mindful of the following: If you experience any difficulties using the POE form below, please contact Eric Birk, Executive Assistant at AGO National Headquarters, by email to: or by telephone at: 212-870-2310.  Applications to attend an AGO Pipe Organ Encounter is a two step process: STEP 1:  All applicants MUST register online.  Participants' registration is not complete until they submit the form and receive a confirmation email.  IMPORTANT:  If a participant indicates on the registration form interest in applying for a scholarship, the local POE Director must be notified of the need for a … [Read more...]

Scholarship Application for Pipe Organ Encounters (POE)

The deadline for POE Scholarship applications is Friday, April 15, 2016. Need-based scholarship aid is available to cover full or partial registration fees for attending a POE (POE or POEA, only, not POE+). Funds are limited, and scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Scholarship applications for both POE and POEA events require two forms to be submitted by the deadline--one by the family of the student and one by the student’s teacher. Use the links below to complete your application for a 2016 Pipe Organ Encounter POE Student Application & Parent Information Form POE Teacher Recommendation Form POEA Student Application & Parent Information Form POEA Teacher Recommendation Form … [Read more...]

AGO Pipe Organ Encounters With the King of Instruments Provide Opportunities for Education and Fellowship

Nine Summer Educational Programs for Teenagers and Adults Announced by the AGO with Generous Funding Provided by the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America and the American Institute of Organbuilders The American Guild of Organists (AGO) is proud to announce five Pipe Organ Encounters (POEs) and one POE (Advanced) for students aged 13–18; one POE (Technical) for students aged 16–23; and two POE+ programs for adult students in 2014. Generous funding from the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America (APOBA) and the American Institute of Organbuilders (AIO) will support the summer programs, which will be held from coast to coast. Complete contact information for each Pipe Organ Encounter can be found in THE AMERICAN ORGANIST Magazine … [Read more...]

POEA & POE-Tech Scholarship – Extended Deadline Forms

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The Pipe Organ Encounter+ Is a 4-5 day event organized by a local AGO chapter under the sponsorship of the national organization. Is a national program sponsored by the American Guild of Organists. Participants are admitted to POE+s on a first-come, first-served basis, regardless of attendance at prior POEs, and regardless of state or country of residence, as long as they meet the following eligibility guidelines: Participants should be 19 or older, want to play the organ or currently play the organ in a church or synagogue, and be interested in improving their organ skills. Is open to organists ranging from beginners (proficient pianists who will learn the basics of organ playing) to advanced. Offers instruction in basic … [Read more...]

POE Technical

Is a program designed for participants who are interested in learning the art and craft of organ building. Is for participants aged 16-23, who are not required to have studied the organ. Participants may possess or be seeking expertise in woodworking, electrical skills and construction. Anticipated or current collegiate study may be in the areas of liberal arts with emphasis in science and engineering. Will include a 4-5 day course in the history, design, construction and maintenance of the pipe organ. Classes will include study of the work of various builders, pipe building and voicing, tonal design and visits to builders' shops. Opportunities to play and explore a variety of instruments and attend pipe organ concerts are also … [Read more...]

POE Grant Requests

Chapters selected as POE sites are offered a grant of up to $5,000 from AGO National Headquarters as seed money to begin their work.  The purpose of the grant is to help ensure that no chapter loses money on its own program.  This grant money should be used to offset costs (especially advance costs like deposits) necessary to run a POE; for example, housing, meals, fees associated with venues, printing, mailing, website costs, etc.  Optional expenses, especially professional artist fees, are covered by the chapter or by creative fundraising.  If a POE accepts an AGO grant and realizes a profit, the host chapter is expected to return a portion of the grant money. (Please see page 53 of the POE Handbook for full details.) Please complete … [Read more...]

POE Sample Worship Services & Hymn Festivals

  POE Dimensions of Praise - Organ in Worship [San Diego POE 2017]   Worship Reflections for Dimensions of Praise Service [San Diego POE 2017]   African American Worship Service [Brooklyn POE 2015] … [Read more...]