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ADVANCED, JULY 23-28, 2017
The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to enrich lives through organ and choral music. To achieve this, we
- encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music;
- inspire, educate, and offer certification for organists and choral conductors;
- provide networking, fellowship, and mutual support;
- nurture future generations of organists;
- promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles; and
- engage wider audiences with organ and choral music.
January Dean's Message
Happy New Year from your Dean,
Rejoicing in the sunshine on this lovely late December day, I trust that some restorative time has allowed you to de-compress
from holiday stress. I know that I needed to stack the Christmas music aside and promise myself that filing would ensue in
2017. I wanted to savor time to watch a few Hallmark movies, listen to my favorite carols and CDs and catch up on reading
those stacks of TAO's, Choral Journals, and People Sunset magazines (yes, those are a few of my vices). And a long walk on
the beach helped even more!
What fun we had! Those of us who were able to squeeze in some carol playing at the mall were treated to smiles and applause
(photos are inside this issue). Thanks to Carl Dodrill, Susanna Valleau and all who made the Organ in the Mall project a
success once again!
2017 brings the Seattle AGO a number of exciting challenges. POE-A will keep us busy. We also have learned from Michael
Velting that the National AGO Convention Committee has approved us for Seattle AGO 2022. Congratulations, fasten your
seatbelts, here we go! Bravo!
I look forward to our work together,