Tuesday June 29
Access to programs for Tuesday and Thursday evenings (beginning at 8 PM Eastern) is by advance registration only.
This content is offered free of charge to AGO members. If you are not a member, you may access this programming for a $50 fee, which includes a complimentary six-month Guild membership as well as online access to The American Organist magazine.
AGO National Competition in Organ Improvisation
The National Competition in Organ Improvisation seeks to further the art of improvisation by recognizing and rewarding superior performance in the field. We will present a free improvisation from two finalists, with the opportunity to vote for an Audience Prize, then hear the performers in conversation, before the prizes are announced.
The 2021 performers are:
Choice of Webinar
Organ Improvisation: Developing Skills and Techniques
with Jeffrey Brillhart, Carolyn Craig, and Clara Gerdes
A guided, interactive masterclass with Jeffrey Brillhart, author of textbook Breaking Free: Finding a Personal Voice for Improvisation through 20th Century French Improvisation Techniques, in wide use in American and European conservatories.
American Organ Building: Present Trends and Future Predictions
Jeffrey Dexter, Paul Fritts, Nami Hamada, and John Panning, moderated by Jonathan Ortloff.
Choice of Affinity Breakout Rooms
Based on registration responses, these will include various educational and denominational options, among others.