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Category: Youth Outreach

Student Update!

Student Update!

On January 5, twelve dedicated students, many of whom are alumni of Pipe Organ Encounters, gave an Epiphany eve recital for an appreciative crowd of AGO members, parents, and other church music enthusiasts.  The large two-manual Berghaus instrument in Wichita’s Church of the Resurrection showcased literature from simple two-part Christmas carols to the Dupre G Minor Prelude and Fugue. Participants included Catherine Hinson, Gabriella Hinson, Natalia Jimenez, David Hinson, Grace May, Ben Kraus, Scotney Reichenberger, Matthew Kroeker, Amy McLellan, Nick…

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Lessons for the New Organist

Lessons for the New Organist

The AGO’s Committee on Continuing Professional Education is dedicated to providing answers to common questions from anyone learning to play the organ. We have created a series of 30 videos, called “Lessons for the New Organist,” to teach basic skills and techniques to beginning organists, including pianists who are making a transition to organ-playing. Lesson 1: A Pianist’s First Steps in Transitioning to the Organ Lesson 2: The Architecture and Layout of the American Pipe Organ Lesson 3: Coupling Organ…

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Rising Star Recital

Rising Star Recital

Congratulations to our young organists for an excellent “Rising Stars” recital March 6. Organists and teachers pictured at the right. Congratulations to Our 2016 Scholarship Winners: Aidan Hill Matthew Kroeker Megan McCoy Sonora Vossen