Dean’s Message for November


Due to the pandemic, it is a very challenging time for many arts organizations. It is difficult to keep members, artists, and audiences involved in their programs and activities, which are very limited. The Seattle Chapter of AGO is in the same boat and we are trying hard to stay active, even though our programs will have to be modified to virtual events.


At the October board meeting, we discussed how we can encourage young organists to be more active with other members. One of our board members, Kyle Kirschenman, generously offered to make efforts to create an active young organist community. Although they cannot gather physically, having online get-togethers would be a good start. Especially because some of our younger members live outside of Seattle, the online gathering is one of the benefits of the pandemic. This kind of effort is very critical in order to keep the valuable tradition and legacy of our organ community.


After a successful Zoom meeting on September 21 and the virtual event in October, I am very glad to have the opportunity to talk to Dr. Carole Terry at the end of November through Zoom. It would be a great opportunity for many chapter members to meet her and ask her about the University of Washington’s organ program and its future. As you may know, the program is in danger and we need to help her revive the program.  I hope many of you will consider joining the meeting on November 30 at 7 pm.                                                                                                            

The Zoom link will be made available closer to the event.


Our next board meeting is on November 9, and if you have any concerns to share, please contact me.


Thank you and stay well!

Hannah Byun



November 30th, Virtual Chapter Event
Chapter Event

Monday, Nov 30, 7:00 PM

Seattle Chapter Event via Zoom "Casual with Carole" - spend the evening with Organ Professor, ret., Carole Terry when she shares the scoop on fundraising for the organ program at the University of Washington, and we will take your ideas as well for how the chapter can help. We will also Zoom in live to her home to see and hear her delight in her recently installed Fritts Op. 31 organ. (see photo to the left) The Zoom link will be provided closer to the event. See you there! Tim Beggs Dean Elect Fritts organ opus 31 now in the home of Carole Terry. Manual I Manual II Pedal Principal 8’ Gedeckt 8’ Subbass 16’ Octave 4’ Rohrflöte 4’ Octave 2 Nasat/Cornet II (c’) 2 2/3.

Please send a request for the Zoom invitation to the following email: