Education and Scholarship

NH-AGO – EDUCATION AND SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES

Here you can find links to the resources listed by our AGO National office in NYC. https://www.agohq.org/education/   We encourage members to access the full resources of materials available at the National HQ website as means of life-long learning.   The 2019-2020 AGO Certification Exam Dates and requirements are now available on the AGO Education/Certification website. https://www.agohq.org/certification/  Please follow the hyper-link provided for full information.   Please contact the Chapter Dean OR our Education Coordinator if you want to pursue one of these Certificates.   Cliff Hill Music has the Repertoire lists for all the exams on it’s web page.    

Pipe Organ Encounters

Exciting News from Cheryl Duerr about the next POE close to home:

The Cape Cod and the Islands Chapter of The American Guild of Organists is hosting a Pipe Organ Encounter July 15th through 20th, 2019. This is an exciting opportunity to give eighteen young people a rich experience with the organ and organists while bringing the organ forward into the musical and arts mainstream of the Cape Cod summer.  Outreach to the public, especially children, is a high priority.

The faculty includes Christian Lane, James Jordan, Caroline Robinson, Janet Yieh, Clara Gerdes and Steve Young.  The venues include Dennis Union Church (Casavant), West Parish, West Barnstable (Mander 2005 Mechanical), St. Mary’s, Barnstable (Wilhelm Tracker), Yarmouthport Congregational (Hook and Hastings), The Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans (Skinners/Barden), and Chatham Methodist (Noack) among others.

The students will visit two iconic organ destinations in Massachusetts.  The Church of the Transfiguration complex and organ of multiple Skinners is a mandatory stop for organ lovers on the Cape.  James Jordan will share his knowledge of this instrument. Methuen Memorial Music Hall will host us for their Wednesday evening concert and tour of the organ, preceded by a tour of the Andover Organ factory.   You can find a little bit more information at the chapter website capeandislandsago.org.

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Pipe Organ Encounters are the single most popular program AGO supports.  Our colleagues agree that this program is vital to the future of our profession.  Click on this link and follow to the national web-page for information on all the events this year.

ON-LINE JOURNAL

Vox Humana 

is affiliated with the AGO and comes out twice a month.   Follow the link, and/or sign up for direct emails to you.   Content and interview vary every other week but this is a fabulous resource.

Used Organ Music Library

The NH American Guild of Organists chapter has been given much used organ music over the years from estates, or retiring organists.  All funds from the sale of this used organ music are deposited into our Scholarship Fund.  We are able to offer grants to Pipe Organ Encounter (POE) attendee’s from this fund as well as support other educational initiatives as they come up.

The NH AGO, Used Organ Music Library, is now stored at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Manchester NH.   Eric Bermani, the Director of Music at the Cathedral, can be contacted through the Cathedral office email  ebermani@stjosephcathedralnh.org  to arrange a visit during Cathedral office hours.

All titles are available for a suggested donation of $1.50 (or more….) and proceeds benefit the NH AGO – Scholarship Fund.  The Used Organ Music Library is available as a PDF Download (see below).

NHAGO Used Organ Music Library