The Seattle Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is pleased to host a
PIPE ORGAN ENCOUNTER – ADVANCED
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
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
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)
This faculty to subject to change without notice.