Click the POPs logo above for the POPs for KIDs webpage, with pictures, the latest news, and the new Online Teaching Program. A concert premier performance of the work commissioned in honor of POPs Director Emerita, Irene Shaw, is also available there.
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Young organist Wyatt Smith is one of the upcoming talents of our AGO Region VI. He competed here in Wichita at our 2009 Convention, came back two years in 2011 to win the Regional Competition for Young Organists in Des Moines, and performed as a "Rising Star" at the 2012 AGO National Convention in Nashville. His bachelor's degree in organ performance is from the University of South Dakota, where he studied with Larry Schou.
He has also studied improvisation with Tom Trenny and forte-piano with Susan Skyrm. Currently working on a master's degree at Yale, studying with Martin Jean, Wyatt has concertized extensively throughout the United States. His appearance here on the fine Beckerath pipe organ at Holy Cross will mark the first program made possible by our Chapter's new Recital Fund. Please give generously to the Art DOG campaign, and join us for Wyatt's recital on March 9!
From midnight to 11:59 pm on February 28, we participated in an on-the-street and online fund-raising drive for the arts (and for organ music too) in Wichita. It was a great success!
Thanks to your help, we raised $744.80 online, in cash, and in checks. We also won one of the hourly drawings for an extra $1000.00. Hurrah! Full totals are not yet available, as there will be bonus money awarded from the three sponsoring foundations, as well; but, even though we didn't meet our highest goals, we did well and can be very pleased about it!
Special thanks also go to Dale Hellar and daughter, and to Tom McAuley too, for bringing their street-organs. The two organs played on Old Town Square from 5 to 7:30, and they attracted a lot of interest. Then at 8, Tom really made our half hour program in the Arts Council tent by demonstrating his larger street-organ and a small busker-organ. All of these organs were great, and helped mightily to make the day such a fine success!!
AGO Membership: Choose your Category and Join Us!
It's not too late to get your dues in for the 2013-14 season. We're always looking for new members in all categories. For information on membership levels, click (HERE).
Note that new members can join now for a one-time reduced rate. We want you with us!
The dues form is available as a PDF file on this page, at the upper left. Our Registrar Gary Huffman can also send a copy. To e-mail him, click (HERE), or call him at 316-685-6396.
Become a member now, and help us grow the Chapter, as we....