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Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center 2345 McGee Street Kansas City , Missouri 64108
Tel: (816) 841-1000
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Overview

Event Overview:

The National Convention of the American Guild of Organists is held biennially in even-numbered years and reflects the diverse aspects of the Guild and its official work across the country. Held as a function of the national organization in partnership with a selected chapter, it represents a coalition between the national leadership and the host chapter's leadership. This joint venture combines the talents and creative strengths of each, and represents the larger vision of the whole membership and its needs.

We will not only feature great organs, but outstanding choral concerts, many commissioned works, a diverse array of worship opportunities and stimulating workshops.

The convention is created for you to be comfortably paced. Celebrate your choices. Register early for the widest selections.

 

About AGO:

The American Guild of Organists (AGO) is the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields. The Guild serves approximately 17,000 members in more than 300 chapters throughout the United States and abroad.

Founded in 1896 as both an educational and service organization, the Guild seeks to set and maintain high musical standards and to promote understanding and appreciation of all aspects of organ and choral music.

This is a Biennial Event

Agenda

Jul 2   

8:30 –
5:00pm

NYACOP Finals
Village Presbyterian Church

 

2:00 –
6:00pm

Exhibits I

 

6:45 –
8:15pm

"Remembrance and Reconciliation" Opening Celebration
Helzberg Hall

Ben A. Spalding
Jan Kraybill
Spire Chamber Ensemble

8:30 –
9:30pm

Kansas City Chorale And Organ
Helzberg Hall

Kansas City Chorale

10:00 –
11:45pm

Exhibits II

 
Jul 3   

9:00 –
1:00pm

Exhibits III

 

9:00 –
12:00pm

NCOI Finals
Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral

 

10:00 –
11:00am

Edoardo Bellotti Masterclass A
St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center

Edoardo Bellotti

10:00 –
11:00am

James Higdon A
Bales Recital Hall

James Higdon

11:30 –
12:30pm

Edoardo Bellotti Masterclass B
St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center

Edoardo Bellotti

11:30 –
12:30pm

James Higdon B
Bales Recital Hall

James Higdon

2:00 –
3:00pm

Christopher Houlihan
Country Club Christian Church

Christopher Houlihan

2:00 –
3:00pm

2016 NYACOP and NCOI winners
Central United Methodist Church

Katelyn Emerson
Thomas Dahl

3:30 –
4:30pm

Bach Vespers
Visitation Catholic Church

Ben A. Spalding
Jan Kraybill
Spire Chamber Ensemble

7:00 –
8:00pm

Douglas Cleveland A
Village Presbyterian Church

Douglas Cleveland

7:00 –
8:00pm

Vincent Dubois A
St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church

Vincent Dubois

8:30 –
9:30pm

Douglas Cleveland B
Village Presbyterian Church

Douglas Cleveland

8:30 –
9:30pm

Vincent Dubois B
St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church

Vincent Dubois

10:00 –
11:45pm

Exhibits IV

 

10:00 –
11:00pm

Compline
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Kantorei

 

Jul 4   

7:30 –
8:30am

Exercise with Jillian Gardner/Jason Hudson Wednesday

 

8:15 –
9:00am

Regional Meetings - Breakfast provided

 

9:30 –
1:00pm

Exhibits V

 

9:30 –
10:30am

A Spiritual Connection between Reger, Parry and Tournemire's WWI Organ Music

 

9:30 –
10:15am

CHORAL READING SESSION 1

 

9:30 –
10:15am

Exercise and Health Habits for Musicians

 

9:30 –
10:15am

Financial Planning for the Under-30 Crowd

 

9:30 –
10:15am

From Accompanist to Conductor in 90 Minutes I

 

9:30 –
10:15am

BACH SEMINAR I:The Manuscript Sources of Bach's Organ Music

 

9:30 –
10:15am

You Too Can Pass the AGO Exams Part 1: Preparing for the Service Playing Certificate

 

10:30 –
11:15am

From Accompanist to Conductor in 90 Minutes II

 

10:30 –
11:15am

Gems for the Busy Organist

 

10:30 –
11:30am

Hubert Parry's Organ Works in context of the Great War and Parry's Study of J. S. Bach

 

10:30 –
11:15am

BACH SEMINAR II: Leupold Edition of the Complete Bach Organ Works The New Discoveries in the First Six Volumes

 

10:30 –
11:15am

Online Resources for the Church Organist

 

10:30 –
11:15am

The Improvisation of Franz Lehrndorfer

 

11:30 –
12:15pm

AGO Youth Panel Discussion Engaging Musicians and Social Media

 

11:30 –
12:15pm

Church Organ Music Repertoire Published in the Last Year

 

11:30 –
12:15pm

Conductor Tips for Your Choir, Say It Like You Mean It

 

11:30 –
12:15pm

BACH SEMINAR III: Performance Practice Issues

 

11:30 –
12:15pm

Strategic Planning for Our Organization

 

11:30 –
12:15pm

Watch Your Chapter Grow and Flourish

 

11:30 –
12:15pm

You Too Can Pass the AGO Exams Part 2: Preparing for the Colleague Exam

 

2:00 –
3:00pm

Chelsea Chen
Helzberg Hall

Chelsea Chen

3:15 –
4:45pm

Hymn Festival
Helzberg Hall

James Bobb
Anton Armstrong
Tom Trenney

6:30 –
7:00pm

Chris Hazelton Trio
Music Hall

 

7:00 –
8:30pm

Annual Meeting
Music Hall

 

8:30 –
9:30pm

Dave Wickerham
Music Hall

Dave Wickerham

10:00 –
11:45pm

Exhibits VI

 

 

Jul 5   

7:30 –
8:30am

Exercise with Jillian Gardner/Jason Hudson Thursday

 

9:00 –
1:00pm

Exhibits VII

 

9:00 –
9:45am

AGO National Council The AGO and Your Denomination

 

9:00 –
9:45am

Back-to-Back Comparisons of Important Organ Sounds

 

9:00 –
9:45am

Basic Hymn Reharmonization for Service Use

 

9:00 –
9:45am

Developing Natural Keyboard Technique

 

9:00 –
9:45am

Late Style and Last Things in Brahms' Op. 122 Choral Preludes

 

9:00 –
9:45am

Latvian Sacred Choral Music: Old and New

 

9:00 –
9:45am

Organ Music of James Hotchkiss Rogers And connection to WW I, Anthems of Allied Powers

 

10:00 –
11:00am

Diane Merideth Belcher
Gano Chapel

Diane Meredith Belcher

10:00 –
10:45am

American Guild of Organists: Strategic Planning For Our Organization

 

10:00 –
10:45am

Career Support and Professional Values Through Membership in the AGO

 

10:00 –
10:45am

Forgotten Passions A Reexamination of Anglican Passion Cantatas

 

10:00 –
10:45am

Playing Pianist Passages in Organ Repertoire

 

10:00 –
10:45am

The Art World Responds WWI in Note, Pigment, and Stone

 

10:00 –
10:45am

Then Sings My Soul

 

11:00 –
11:45am

AGO National Council Climbing the AGO Leadership Ladder

 

11:00 –
11:45am

Deep Practice: The Key to Mastery

 

11:00 –
11:45am

George Chadwick: Master of the Organ and the Orchestra

 

11:00 –
11:45am

Integrating Vocal Technique Into the Weekly Church Choir Rehearsal

 

11:00 –
11:45am

Recent Leupold Publications

 

11:00 –
11:45am

The Auditorium Organ The Midwest's American Classic

 

11:00 –
11:45am

The Ins and Outs of National Organ Competitions

 

11:00 –
11:45am

Wings and Legends WWI and the Silver Screen

 

1:30 –
2:30pm

Benjamin Sheen
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

Benjamin Sheen

1:30 –
2:30pm

Te Deum Choral Ensemble
Village Presbyterian Church

Te Deum

3:30 –
7:00pm

Pipedreams Live!® With Michael Barone and the Rising Stars
Community of Christ Auditorium

Ben Kerswell
Bruce Xu
Clara Gerdes
Collin Miller
Dominic Pang
Jiaqi Shao
Matthew Bickett
Michael Barone

7:30 –
8:30pm

St. Cecilia Recital
Community of Christ Temple

Todd Wilson

10:00 –
11:45pm

Exhibits VIII

 

 

Jul 6   

7:30 –
8:30am

Exercise with Jillian Gardner/Jason Hudson Friday

 

9:00 –
12:00pm

Exhibits IX

 

9:00 –
10:00am

Nicole Keller
Unity Temple on the Plaza

Nicole Keller

9:00 –
9:45am

AGO National Council: Open Forum

 

9:00 –
9:45am

CHORAL READING SESSION 4

 

9:00 –
9:45am

Ergonomically Healthy Technique

 

9:00 –
9:45am

God Give Us Faith to Sing Always

 

9:00 –
9:45am

January Jubilee: The One-Day Way to Share Skills

 

9:00 –
9:45am

Jazz and Worship The Pastor and Musicians Create Together

 

9:00 –
9:45am

MusicSpoke Commissioned Works I

 

9:00 –
9:45am

Organ Works of Roland Falcinelli, 1920-2006

 

9:00 –
9:45am

AGO National Council To Inspire and Be Inspired Mentoring the Next Generation of Organists

 

10:00 –
10:45am

ABRACADABRA: Organ Improvisation

 

10:00 –
10:45am

Expressive Performance What Cognitive Psychology Says

 

10:00 –
10:45am

Handbells No Longer Guess How to Be a Success

 

10:00 –
10:45am

Hymn Society: The Center for Congregatonal Song

 

10:00 –
10:45am

Jean Langlais Playing His Own Works

 

10:00 –
10:45am

Max Reger and Other Influences on Finnish Organ Art

 

10:00 –
10:45am

Tuning Choral Sound with Vowel Color

 

10:00 –
10:45am

Unification Of Vowels, Volume, And Vibrato In The Voluntary Choir

 

11:00 –
12:00pm

Cardinalis Vocal Ensemble
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

Cardinalis
Ann Marie Rigler

11:00 –
11:45am

Commissioned Works

 

11:00 –
11:45am

K-12 Music in Worship: A New Paradigm

 

11:00 –
11:45am

MusicSpoke Commissioned Works, Part II

 

11:00 –
11:45am

Practical Service Music Hymn Preludes by Healey Willan, 1880-1968

 

11:00 –
11:45am

AGO National Council The Art and Joy of Hosting a Regional Convention

 

11:00 –
11:45am

Tried and True: Conductors' Favorites

 

11:00 –
11:45am

Vernacular Musicianship: A Key Life-Long Engagement?

 

1:00 –
2:00pm

Hector Olivera
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Hector Olivera

1:00 –
2:00pm

Jennifer Pascual
Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral

Jennifer Pascual

2:30 –
3:30pm

Damin Spritzer
Grand Avenue Temple UMC

Damin Spritzer

2:30 –
3:30pm

Marie Rubis Bauer
Westport Prebyterian Church

Marie Rubis Bauer

4:30 –
5:30pm

Arts Service
Atonement Lutheran Church

Elisa Bickers
Jan Kraybill
Lara West
Michael Bauer
Störling Dance Theater
Te Deum

6:00 –
7:00pm

Church of the Resurrection Tour
Church of the Resurrection UMC

 

8:00 –
10:00pm

"Gratitude and Genesis" Closing Celebration - Symphony Concert
Helzberg Hall

Kimberly Marshall
Thierry Escaich

 

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