Wichita Pipe Organ Encounter 2023 – June 25-30, 2023
Wichita State University and Wichita area’s finest pipe organs
Wichita AGO will welcome young pianists and organists to Wichita’s Pipe Organ Encounter next June 25-30, 2023. Since the program’s inception in 1988, “POE’s” are the most successful outreach program sponsored by the American Guild of Organists reaching well over 3500 young organists. We will welcome teenagers ages 13-18 to 5+ days of intensive pipe organ experience. This will include individual daily lessons with the finest highly experienced recruited faculty on the most outstanding Wichita area instruments, daily faculty recitals, group instruction of an overview of organ literature, history, construction and design, organ in worship & sacred music, and most of all, a unique opportunity for participants to meet and interact with peers who have similar interest in the pipe organ.
Wichita AGO will offer POE scholarship auditions on March 18 in Lindsborg and March 19 at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Wichita.
Spread word of this unique and exciting opportunity for young musicians and to those who support the pipe organ and excellence in sacred music. More information announced soon.
Plan to be available to attend POE recitals, programs, to volunteer to assist with POE in small or larger ways and get to know some of the upcoming generation of young organists.