Welcome to the Southeast Region Blog!
Welcome to the Southeast Region Blog!
Greetings to all members in the Southeast Region of the American Guild of Organists. I hope that this blog can be an easy way for us to keep in touch. Please contact me for news and events from your chapter that should be included. I'm happy to spread the word! Scroll to the bottom of the page for the regional events calendar.
Best wishes for a wonderful 2015-2016 season.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Thanks to those that were able to attend. Look for a deans meeting to occur near you soon!
The council reconvened on Saturday morning for more meetings . . . the top five things from the meeting? 1) The Nashville Convention this summer will be great; 2) all are excited about the new color pages in the TAO; 3) the budget is tight . . . cuts of 10% for all expenditures except salaries for the next budget year; 4) the council is considering ways to trim expenses, including streamlining council and committee structure; and 5) a $5 increase in dues for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. None of us like to see increases, but this will be the first increase in four years and dues will still be under $100. When I think of all that the guild does for us . . . a bargain!
Nashville, the music city . . . join us this July!
Friday, October 7, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
From left: Ellis; judges Dr. Timothy Olsen, Dr. Boyd Jones, and Dr. Faythe Freeze; competitors (on bench) Samantha Koch, Bryan Anderson, Gregory Zelek (in back of organ to front) Wesley Hall, David Harrison, and Paul Thomas.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Stay up to date with all of the convention plans!
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Earlier in the day, we traveled to UNC-Greensboro to hear a splendid recital by Chelsea Chen and a unique recital by Andrew Willis on fortepiano. Afternoon workshops followed (I attended a great session by North Carolina legend Margaret Sandresky).
Five days in Greensboro -- organ music, choral music, and great fellowship. What a wonderful week! Thanks to the Greensboro steering committee for doing a GREAT job!
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
I'm about ready to hop on the bus for the featured evening recital by Dame Gillian Weir. Gotta love regional conventions . . . thanks, Greensboro AGO!
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Each competitor performed a major P & F of Bach (we heard the DM, FM, Wedge, am, and 9/8 CM), a romantic work (ranging from Franck, Vierne, and Bossi), and a contemporary work (Langlais to Demessieux to Hakim).
The judges of the event had a difficult decision to make -- the playing was fantastic! Thanks to judges Dr. Faythe Freese, Dr. Boyd Jones, and Dr. Timothy Olsen for their time and expertise. Also, thank you to Dr. Andre Lash for serving as director of the competition and overseeing a myriad of details.
Drum roll, please??? The results of the Region IV AGO/Quimby RCYO held on June 25: 2nd place, Wesley Hall; 1st place: Bryan Anderson. Bryan will play for Region IV convention attendees on the morning of Tuesday, June 28.
Congratulations, Bryan! And, thanks to all of the competitors for their hard work and fine playing. The future of the organ is certainly in good hands.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
What a great looking group, eh?
After lunch, Dr. Bradley Welch gave a masterclass for POE participants. Some fine playing!
After dinner, we traveled to East Lake United Methodist Church for a concert of transcriptions and improvisations. Hmm . . . . Star Wars and Star Spangled Banner were highlighted! A sudden thunderstorm welcomed us as we returned to the dorm.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Following afternoon lessons all were treated by a colorful recital by Dr. Bradley Welch at St. Mary's Episcopal Church. And, oh my, what a reception! A photo of recitalist Dr. Welch:
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
(Mr. Buffington, left photo; Mr. Elsholz, right photo).
POE attendees pictured with recitalist
Weston Jennings in the balcony of
St. Luke's Episcopal Church.
What a great bunch!
(see picture at left)
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Richard Elliott is right at home at the massive console of the Tabernacle organ, having previously served as an assistant organist for the world's largest functioning pipe organ in Philadelphia's Lord and Taylor (formerly John Wanamaker) department store. His background in jazz and popular music has likewise prepared him well for his role as accompanist for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, with its broad range of repertoire.
Richard Elliott will be in recital at Faith Lutheran Church, 7750 Beneva Road, in Sarasota, on the Sunday afternoon following Easter, April 15, 2012 at 4 o'clock. Tickets can be reserved at the church (924-4664) for $15 and AGO members with membership cards will be admitted free.
On Saturday, April 14th, at 10 AM at the church, Elliott will conduct a workshop on hymn playing, choral accompanying, and other issues related to the church musician. This event is $10 and is open to anyone.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Pictured above (from left): Marcia Heirman (ECAGO Dean), Andrew Scanlon (professor of organ at East Carolina University), Tom Marshall (judge, William & Mary), Samantha Koch (chapter winner), Bill Weisser (judge, Edenton Street Methodist), Jeremy Thompson (judge, First Presbyterian Church Goldsboro) and Casey Whaley (ECAGO Secretary and Competition Coordinator).
Wesley Hall, Brent Trubia
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
- 7. New dates for for AGO Houston 2016: June 20-23, 2016
- 6. Kansas City won the bid for the 2018 National Convention!
- 5. Has your chapter considered hosting a POE or Regional? Now is the time to consider putting together a bid. Let me know if you’re interested!
- 4. As of the meeting date, only 9 of the chapters in Region IV had contributed to the AGO Annual Fund. As many of you know, a high percentage of giving makes our organization more attractive to grant agencies. Perhaps your chapter can give a small amount?
- 3. Status of National Dues Collection – delayed. The company contracted to prepare the system was not able to complete their work on time so implementation is delayed. While I don’t have answers to all the questions, I am now able to preview sample pages of the program. I do think the system has exciting possibilities -- we’ll just need a bit of patience as we make the transition. If there is any way I can assist, let me know!
- 2. Thanks to all chapters in our region that agreed to host local rounds of the AGO/Quimby regional competition. Competitions were/will be held at six locations. Watch the Region IV blog (http://agoregionivblog.blogspot.com/) for announcements of winners.
- 1. Have you registered for the Region IV regional convention yet? It’s time! I look forward to seeing many of you there . . . let’s all go to Greensboro!
Thursday, March 24, 2011
See you in Greensboro!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Registration information and details are available via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Pictured left to right: Jonathan Crutchfield, M. L. Marley, first row. Aaron Goen, Larry Stratemeyer, Michael Lehtinen, second row.