March Dean's Message
I hope you're enjoying these warmer temperatures - I think I even saw the sun a couple of days this week! If you're anything like me, you're excited to start your spring with learning new music and pulling out old favorites, as you get ready for Easter and beyond.
This month, we don't have a formal program scheduled, as historically we have tried to avoid any large programs around Easter. However, there are still plenty of events going on this month around the chapter and community, including a couple of recitals at Campbellsville University. If you haven't been to Campbellsville, you should consider going to one of the recitals. Dr. Wesley Roberts devotes quite a lot of effort in creating a wonderful recital schedule every year. I went to my first recital there last fall and heard the lovely little organ in the Catholic Church on campus, and I know the large organ in the Chapel is magnificent.
Our executive committee has been hard at work all winter planning our programming for next year, and I'm excited to announce that our 2019-20 programs will include events such as a Bach themed recital and masterclass with Paul Barte of Ohio University, a harpsichord workshop, a members' recital, a presentation on a music library software program, an "organ crawl" at Asbury University, and a recital and workshop by David Enlow of Julliard fame. Dates for these events and others will be announced soon - stay tuned!
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Sponsors for 2018-19
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- Christ Church Cathedral
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- Bluegrass Theater Organ Society
- D.C. Schroth Organ Builders
- The Piano Shop
- Rodgers Classic Organs - Tom Magee
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Mission, Vision, and Values Statement
The AGO Mission statement has been modified as of May, 2016. The entire statement can be seen on the AGO National Mission, Vision, and Values Statement page.
The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to foster a thriving community of musicians who share their knowledge and inspire passion for the organ.
The vision of the American Guild of Organists is to engage, support, and uplift every organist.