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.


Thursday, January 31, 2013

2013 Region IV POE

The Birmingham Chapter announces the POE 2013 for Region IV will be held July 14-19 in Birmingham, Alabama. The chapter is proud to be hosting a POE for the second time. Please see the following link for all sorts of information on POE 2013: http://POE2013.BirminghamAGO.org/.  
Please share the information with all your chapter members, area piano teachers, and interested students!

Monday, January 14, 2013

ECU's 7th Annual Organ Competition for High School Students

The East Carolina University Young Artist Competition for Pre-College Organists is an innovative outreach program designed to inspire young musicians in our region to strive for the highest level of musicianship and technical accomplishment in organ performance. The competition is open to any pre-college student in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Florida.    From the recorded application round three finalists will be chosen to compete live on April 13, 2013.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year & let's welcome to a new face in the national office

Happy New Year to all my AGO colleagues in Region IV! Time for us all to energize for the new year (and, perhaps watch a bit of football?). 

Speaking of new things . . . . we have a new person in the national office in NYC (he started in December!). Joining the AGO 'team' is Bill Valentine, our new Director of Information Technology and Digital Communications. Bill comes to the Guild with an extensive background in Information Technology. For fifteen years he worked as a programmer, systems analyst, and project manager developing large-scale Student Information Systems at Columbia University and NYU. The challenges he confronted there are similar to the ones he faces at the AGO—creating systems that simultaneously serve a central administration, local offices, and individual constituents. More recently Bill has worked as an independent website designer and developer with experience in content management systems, e-commerce platforms, and mobile solutions.

Bill is a native of Connecticut. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and a Certificate in Computer Technology & Applications from Columbia University. A resident of New York City, he regularly attends performances of the Metropolitan Opera and the Allman Brothers Band. He has played the guitar for over forty years.