|Last updated: March 11, 2013|
Message from the Dean
|Greetings, and to all readers:
Welcome to the Gainesville Chapter American Guild of Organists website. We hope that you will find useful information about our chapter's offerings throughout the season, as well as any additional information that might be helpful in getting to know the AGO and its mission.
Also, we welcome program ideas and suggestions. The Guild's stated mission is "to promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles, to encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music, and to provide a forum for mutual support, inspiration, education, and certification of Guild members".
Feel free to pass your program ideas on to Shawn Thomas, our Sub Dean and Program Chair at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
We're all very pleased that our own Dr. Laura Ellis, Associate Professor in the University of Florida School of Music, continues to act as elected AGO Councilor for the Guild's Region IV (Southeast). Congratulations, Laura; you're doing a great job, even though it adds a lot to your already very busy schedule!
Finally, an invitation: If you're reading this and are not an AGO member or have let your membership lapse, do consider joining us. You need not be a professional organist. Here's the Guild's official statement concerning membership: "All individuals interested in the organ and choral music fields are invited to join the American Guild of Organists. Membership is open to everyone, regardless of denominational affiliation or musical ability".
Feel free to contact our Registrar/Treasurer, Carol Christiansen, at <email@example.com> for membership information and materials.
We hope to see you at some or all of our upcoming programs.
Do come, and bring a guest. Even better, bring a potential new member!
Soli Deo Gloria!
John T Lowe, Jr.
AGO Region IV Convention
July 3-6, 2013
Columbia, South Carolina
Click here for more information!
Calendar of AGO Events, Gainesville Chapter
Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 12:15PM
Westminster Presbyterian Church
UF Organ Studio Recital
Friday, March 15, 2013, 7:30PM
End of the Year Potluck
Details to be announced
|Newsletter information is coming soon!|
|For information on joining the Gainesville Chapter, please contact our registrar, Carol Christiansen, at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.|
Employers and job seekers are invited to post and search listings of available positions on the Guild's National Website.
|For professional certification information, click here.|
John Lowe - email@example.com
Shawn Thomas - firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Swett - email@example.com
Carol Christiansen - firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Klima - email@example.com
Lorraine Amick - firstname.lastname@example.org
Willis Bodine - email@example.com
Barbara Kirby - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ruth Lewis - email@example.com
Laura Ellis - firstname.lastname@example.org (ex-officio)
|For information on the various pipe organs in the Gainesville area, click here.|
|Visit the AGO National website|