Wichita Pipe Organ Encounter 2023: June 25-30
Wichita AGO will welcome young pianists and organists to Wichita’s Pipe Organ Encounter (POE), held at Wichita State University and Wichita area’s finest pipe organs. 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.
Spread word of this unique and exciting opportunity for young musicians and to those who support the pipe organ and excellence in sacred music. 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. Watch the Clarion for updates!