RCYO

AGO/Quimby Regional Competitions for Young Organists

This competition, held in odd-numbered years, is sponsored and administered by the seven regions of the American Guild of Organists. Competitors must be under 24 years of age as of August 1 of the year the competition is held. Membership in the AGO is not required. The first round of competition begins at the chapter level. Competitors may compete in any chapter competition held within the AGO region of their home or school. Only one chapter competition may be entered. A registration fee is required for participation in a chapter-level competition. The final round is held concurrent with the Regional Conventions. Required repertoire was published with the official rules in the October-14 issue of THE AMERICAN ORGANIST.

Prizes: Chapter level varies. Regional: First place – $1,000; Second – $500. Additional information may be requested from National Headquarters, competitions@agohq.org. The AGO/Quimby Regional Competitions for Young Organists are made possible by a generous grant from Michael Quimby, President, Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc.

 Meet the 2015 Rising Stars!

75 competitors competed in 28 chapter level competitions held in early 2015.  Chapter winners in turn performed at the 2015 AGO Regional Conventions where the seven organists below were awarded First Place prizes. AGO chapters are encouraged to support these young artists by inviting them to perform at chapter meetings or events. Contact information can be found in the October-15 issue of The American Organist Magazine, or by contacting AGO Headquarters. Each of the seven Rising Stars will perform at the 2016 AGO National Convention in Houston, Texas.

Colin MacKnight Northeast

Colin MacKnight
Northeast Region           1st Place

Jeremy Jelinek Mid-Atlantic Region 1st Place

Jeremy Jelinek
Mid-Atlantic Region
1st Place

Chase Loomer Southeast Region 1st Place

Chase Loomer
Southeast Region
1st Place

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Pan Northeast Region 2nd Place

Mary Pan
Northeast Region
2nd Place

Janet Yieh Mid-Atlantic Region 2nd Place

Janet Yieh
Mid-Atlantic Region
2nd Place

Caroline Robinson Southeast Region 2nd Place

Caroline Robinson
Southeast Region
2nd Place

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madelaine Woodworth Great Lakes Region 1st Place

Madeleine Woodworth
Great Lakes Region
1st Place

David Ball North Central Region 1st Place

David Ball
North Central Region
1st Place

Monica Czausz Southwest Region 1st Place

Monica Czausz
Southwest Region
1st Place

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grant Wareham Great Lakes Region 2nd Place

Grant Wareham
Great Lakes Region
2nd Place

David Anderson North Central Region 2nd Place

David Anderson
North Central Region
2nd Place

Owen Reid Southwest Region 2nd Place

Owen Reid
Southwest Region
2nd Place

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tyler Boehmer Far West Region 1st Place

Tyler Boehmer
Far West Region
1st Place

Mitchell Won Far West Region 2nd Place

Mitchell Won
Far West Region
2nd Place