2017 Pipe Organ Encounters Schedule

POE for ages 13–18

June 11–16 Sioux Center, Iowa (Registration full – Waiting list only)
July 16–22 San Diego, California (Registration has one open place)
July 16–21 Hartford, Connecticut (Registration full – Waiting list only)
July 23–27 Winchester, Virginia

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.

Apply to attend.

POE+ for adults

June 25–30 San Antonio, Texas (Cancelled)
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 week-long experience will lead to greater confidence and competence at the organ.

POE (Advanced) for grades 9–12

June 25–30 Birmingham, Alabama
July 23–28 Seattle, Washington (Cancelled)
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.

Apply to attend.

POE (Technical) for ages 16–23

July 9–14 Berkeley Lake, Georgia
for students who are interested in learning the art and craft of organ building. The event is hosted in the workshop of an organ builder working in
cooperation with a local AGO chapter.
Apply to attend.

Please note:  The application period for AGO National POE Scholarships closed on April 15, 2017.  Scholarship assistance for POE attendance may also be available from local chapters of the AGO or religious or educational organizations in your area.  Click HERE for ideas on fund-raising for POE students.

Updated June 6, 2017

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