Central Coast Chapter

Last updated: September 11, 2018 at 20:45 pm

Message from the Dean 
The Central Coast Chapter of AGO was founded in 1989, in order to make it easier for people involved in organ and choral music in Northern Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County to meet to support each other in developing the professional skills needed to perform their various duties.
This part of California is known for its “million-dollar vegetable crops”, vineyards, its Mediterranean-like weather and beaches, California Polytechnic State University, as well as Cuesta and Allan Hancock
Community Colleges.  We are not a densely-populated area, and so do not have a population that enables us to grow a great deal in membership.  However, we have worked hard to maintain a stable membership which has enabled us to introduce students to the organ through “Pedals, Pipes and Pizza”, to sponsor hymn festivals, member recitals and guest artists.  Since the installation of the Forbes Pipe Organ at the Cohan Performing Arts Center at Cal Poly, we have also enjoyed hearing solo organ concerts, and the use of a pipe organ to accompany choral music.
You are invited to any of our meetings.  Please call any of our members if you would like more information.

Dawn  Russ -Dean

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Local Events

 CENTRAL COAST CHAPTER EVENTS
2018 – 2019

Sunday, September 23 – 3:00 PM

OUTREACH MUSIC PROGRAM

Members play and sing for seniors

Santa Maria Terrace

1450 East Main Street, Santa Maria

 

Sunday, October 28, 2018 – 3:00 PM

SVYATI DUO

Organ and Cello

Christopher Cohan Center

1 Grand Ave., Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

 

 

Sunday, December 9, 2017 – 5:30 PM

CHRISTMAS POT LUCK DINNER AND WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT EXCHANGE

At the home of Gary and Belva Hanson

800 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria

 

Sunday, January 13, 2019 – 3:00 AM

JOSHUA STAFFORD

Organ Concert

Christopher Cohan Center

1 Grand Ave., Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

 

 

Sunday, May 19, 2019 – 3:00 PM

BRANDON RIDENOUR, PETER DUGAN AND KATYA GONTSDINER-MCMAHAN

Forbes Organ Series Concert, Trumpet, Piano and Organ

No Host Dinner to Follow

Christopher Cohan Center

1 Grand Ave., Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Programs subject to changee

 

 

 

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Newsletter

 

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Membership

If you are interested in joining us or just would like more information, please contact:

Dawn Russ – Chapter – Dean, dawniruss@gmail.com (805) 489-3095

Betty Hansen – Chapter Sub-Dean, bettybclef@gmail.com, (805) 937-4977

Kathy Wilding – Secretary, jfwkjw@aol.com (805) 929-5685

Belva Mehlschau Hanson – Treasurer/Registrar, bghanson1@earthlink.net (805) 925-4538

Kathleen Hacker – Member at Large

Leonard Lutz – Member at Large

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Placement

Employers and job seekers are invited to post and search listings of available positions on the Guild’s National Website.

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Certification

 

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Contact Us

 

 

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Links

 

AGO National website