Regional Educational Opportunities Include:

1. CSU Organ Week

2. Pedals, Pipes and Pizza

3. Colorado State University: Organ and Liturgical Music College Degree Programs

4. Private Organ Lessons

 

AGO PIPE ORGAN ENCOUNTERS PROVIDE YOUTH AND ADULTS WITH
OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTENSIVE STUDY OF THE KING OF INSTRUMENTS

The PIPE ORGAN ENCOUNTER (POE) is an introduction to the pipe organ through instruction in organ playing, repertoire, history, design, and construction. These regional summer music institutes for teenage students provide private and group instruction in service playing and solo repertoire, opportunities to learn about the musical heritage of various religious denominations, and a chance for young musicians to meet others with similar interests. Piano or organ proficiency ranging from intermediate to advanced is required. Scholarship assistance is available.

The POE (Advanced) provides intermediate to advanced classes in areas such as organ literature, history, pipe organ construction and design, music theory, improvisation, conducting, and service playing for students who have achieved a high level of success in organ study. Scholarship assistance is available.

The POE+ is a summer program filled with practical information and instruction for adult keyboard musicians interested in improving their service-playing skills. Participants will be introduced to basic organ skills through private instruction and classes. The weeklong experience will lead to greater confidence and competence at the organ.


 

Applications are available from AGO National Headquarters.