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POE Update

POE Update

Dear Wichita Chapter Members, Thank you for your support of our recent Pipe Organ Encounter!   It was wonderful that so many of you participated either by helping with tasks throughout the week, by attending recitals and other events which were open to the public, or by your financial support.  We were able to stay fairly close to our estimated budget with only a few surprises!  It’s not too late if you would like to contribute to the financial support of…

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June Update

June Update

As I sit here to write this newsletter, while finishing up other AGO tasks, I can’t help but be excited for the upcoming Pipe Organ Encounter events and the Wichita Chapter. I’ve had the opportunity to put together the Program Booklet for the POE. The events planned, the workshops, and the concerts are must hear events. There is something almost every night and multiple events during the day. See Marlene Hallstrom’s letter later in the newsletter to see how you…

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POE Countdown!

POE Countdown!

COUNTDOWN TO POE: The Wichita Pipe Organ Encounter is only two weeks away!  The committee has worked countless hours to make all of the arrangements for a smooth running and successful event.  The schedule is included in this newsletter, and we hope you will take advantage of the many interesting concerts and programs throughout the week.  AGO members are welcome to observe during the daytime activities, and the public is welcome at most concerts (except Tuesday night which is for…

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POE Update

POE Update

Pipe Organ Encounter Update: Marlene Hallstrom, POE Director The Pipe Organ Encounter Committee has been very busy working out the details for our POE to be held at WSU on June 14-19.  The original limit we set was for 22 students in order to have enough organs and teachers for the students.  We have reached that limit already, even before our final deadline! Now that we are getting close to the actual event, all of our members will be asked to help…

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POE Update

POE Update

POE Update Marlene Hallstrom, POE Chair As of March 31, the Wichita Chapter has received twelve registrations for our Pipe Organ Encounter to be held on June 14-19 in Wichita.  Several other registrations are promised. Our chapter awarded four scholarships of $100 each to four local students to attend the POE.  The winners were: Aidan Hill, student of Carole Pracht; Matthew Kroeker, student of Marlene Hallstrom; Megan McCoy, strudent of Carole Smith; Laura Smith, student of Anna Jeter. The schedule, housing,…

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POE Trivia

POE Trivia

Pipe Organ Encounter Trivia. There will be four Pipe Organ Encounters in the US this summer: Wichita State University, June 14-19 Valparaiso University, July 5-10 Columbus State University (Georgia), July 12-17 Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY), July 26-31 We currently have 3 student registrations and the promise of several more on the way. Our chapter scholarship auditions will take place on March 8 at Eastminster Presbyterian Church. Scholarships are also available through the AGO National Headquarters.  Some churches are willing to provide financial…

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Pipe Organ Encounter 2015

Pipe Organ Encounter 2015

Pipe Organ Encounter Excitement is Building! Excitement is building for the Wichita Chapter’s first ever Pipe Organ Encounter which will be held this coming June 14-19 at Wichita State University and around the Wichita area.  Participants will be housed in the new Shocker Hall on the WSU campus and will receive daily organ lessons, activities and classes about the pipe organ, daily recitals and much more. The brochures have gone out, either by e-mail or regular post, so please be watching…

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