Pipe Organ Encounters+

Learning opportunities at the organ for adults
The American Guild of Organists (AGO) is proud to announce a POE+ Event for summer 2017.

POE+ for adults --June 25–30 in San Antonio, Texas-- is a summer program filled with practical information and instruction for adult keyboard musicians interested in improving their service-playing skills. Participants will be introduced to basic organ skills through private instruction and classes. The week-long experience will lead to greater confidence and competence at the organ.

Complete contact information for each week-long Pipe Organ Encounter can be found in THE AMERICAN ORGANIST Magazine and online at Agohq.org/education/poe.

Generous funding from the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America (APOBA), the American Institute of Organbuilders (AIO), the Jordan Organ Endowment, and the National Endowment for the Arts will support the summer programs from coast to coast. “The AGO and APOBA have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship since 1975,” declared AGO Executive Director James Thomashower. “Likewise, the AIO has been active in supporting the Guild’s educational programs, beginning with their partnership in Pulling Out All the Stops, a video produced jointly by the AGO, AIO, APOBA, the Organ Historical Society, and the American Theater Organ Society in 1996. In addition, we are delighted to have received support from the Jordan Organ Endowment at Columbus State University for our POE program, as well as a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts supporting our educational activities this year.”

POE site locations are selected by the AGO Committee on Pipe Organ Encounters and approved by the AGO National Council. Applications are available from AGO National Headquarters and online at Agohq.org. The application deadline is February 1, 2017, for 2018 Pipe Organ Encounters.

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