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The Seattle Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is pleased to host a

July 23–28, 2017

To apply, visit www.agohq.org/education/poe/

POE-Advanced is for students grades 9–12 who have achieved a high level of success in organ study and who are interested in furthering their technique and performance skills. Students will participate in private lessons, workshops, and masterclasses with artist faculty. Most importantly, students will make lifelong friendships with peers who share their love of the pipe organ.

The Seattle POE-A will include:

-daily organ lessons and practice time
-workshops in improvisation and service playing
-physiology of keyboard playing
-masterclasses in a range of repertoire
-faculty recitals on a variety of the area's finest instruments
-a visit to the Paul Fritts and Company's workshop in Tacoma.

Click here to see the Seattle 2017 POE-A brochure.

The POE-A will be housed on the beautiful campus of Seattle Pacific University, with most meals at the dining hall on campus. The registration fee includes five nights lodging and all meals. Students will be responsible for their own transportation to Seattle. A shuttle will be provided for those flying into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Parking will be available on campus for those who are arriving by car.

Those who are interested in applying should please submit the online application form, found at the link at the top of the page, which includes the following audition requirements: an audio recording to include a work of Johann Sebastian Bach, a Romantic or 20th Century work, a hymn accompaniment, a letter of recommendation from a current teacher, and a list of previous and current repertoire.

Applicants should also send this form with payment to the registrar. Applications must be received by May 1, 2017.

The registration fee covers tuition, materials, local transportation, room and board, and special event fees. Unless you are applying for scholarship funds, full payment is due at the time of registration. Registration is limited to 16 participants.

Early registration deadline is April 1, 2017. Cost: $525.00
Final registration deadline is May 1, 2017. Cost: $550.00

Need-based scholarships are available to those requiring assistance in paying for the POE-A. More information and the application form can be found here.

If you have questions about scholarship applications or the POE-A in general, please contact the director, Wyatt Smith at smithwd2009@gmail.com.

Notable instruments to include:
Aeolian-Skinner, 3 manuals
Brombaugh, 2 manuals
Casavant, 3 manuals
Fisk, 3 manuals [below]
Flentrop/Fritts, 4 manuals [Right]
Fritts, 3 manuals
Rosales/Hutchings-Votey, 4 manuals [Above]
Wech, 2 manuals


(click names below to view bios)

Norma Aamodt-Nelson

Trinity Lutheran Church, Lynnwood, WA
Joseph Adam

University of Puget Sound
Click to hear Mr. Adam perform Vierne's Toccata at St. James Cathedral, Seattle.
Barbara Baird

University of Oregon
Click here to hear Dr. Baird perform a W.F. Bach duo harpsichord concerto with Julia Brown.
Douglas Cleveland

University of Washington
Click to hear Dr. Cleveland perform Briggs on the Skinner organ at Rockefeller Chapel, Chicago.
Renée Anne Louprette

Rutgers University
Click to hear Ms. Louprette perform Bach's Wer nur den lieben Gott lasst walten.
Dana Robinson

University of Illinois
Click to hear Dr. Robinson perform Schumann for two organists with Dr. Paul Tegels.

Paul Tegels

Pacific Lutheran University
Click to hear Dr. Tegels perform Bach, arranged for two organists by Gade, with Dr. Dana Robinson

Carole Terry

University of Washington
Click to hear Dr. Terry perform Mendelssohn at Seattle's Benaroya Hall.

Michael Kleinschmidt, associate faculty

St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle
Click to hear Mr. Kleinschmidt perform Duruflé on the St. Mark's Cathedral organ.

This faculty to subject to change without notice.

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