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Our Next Program is the AGO Organ
Academy Student Recital
May 3rd at 4:00 PM

NEW Location: Christ Episcopal Church, 20 W 1st St, Dayton

In May we celebrate the wonderful leadership Wilma Meckstroth gave the Dayton Organ Academy for decades.  Her hard work helped coordinate teachers and high school students, creating many fine organists.  Rachel Spry Lammi, a past Dayton Organ Academy student, is now chairing this wonderful outreach of our chapter.  We will hear three students perform at Christ Episcopal Church, 20 W 1st St, Dayton on May 3 at 4:00pm.  The three students are Savannah Okin (student of Effie Sue Kemerly), Sam Bennett (student of Rachel Spry Lammi), and Angelique Jacqueline Gabrielle (Sophmore Organ Major at Wittenberg University, student of Dr. David Crean).  They will be playing on the three manual Austin, which had a new Zimmer console installed last year.  Our newly elected officers will be installed, followed by a light reception.

Thanks to Basil Fett for presenting:

"Working with a Volunteer Church Choir"

Basil Fett presented an incredible program that was as entertaining as it was informative. The techniques he presented for volunteer choir practices focused on high tempo methods interleaving instruction, correction, humor and possitive feedback to make practice the most fun and productive possible.  This was one of the best programs we've had in years!!

Our Final 2014-2015 program will be a carillon recital and tour joint with the Cincinnati chapter.  
Hope to See You There!  

 

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We are not a stuffy group of high-brow organists, who all have organ performance degrees. No, no, far from it. We are teachers, students, part-time composers and arrangers, office workers, singers, music directors and pastors, professors, engineers, full-time and part-time organists, keyboard and electronic organ aficionados who enjoy supporting one another (and even borrowing from one another) as we play excellent church music that makes a joyful noise to the Lord! (And we eat together from time to time.) Come and join us this coming year.

The Mission of the AGO is:

To advance the cause of organ and choral music, to increase organ and choral music contributions to aesthetic and religious experiences, and to promote the understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of organ and choral music.

To improve the proficiency of organist and choral conductors. To evaluate, by examination, attainments in organ playing, choral techniques, conducting, and the theory and general knowledge of music, and to grant certificates to those who pass such examinations at specified levels of attainment.

To provide members with opportunities to meet for discussion of professional topics, and to pursue such other activities that contribute to the fulfillment of the purposes of the guild.

Soli Deo Gloria
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