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UpCOMING CHAPTER EVENTS
March 21 (Friday) - Chapter Bach Recital, Provo Central Stake Center, 7:00 pm
Please Join Us
On Friday, March 22, members of our chapter will perform our annual Bach Recital at the Provo Central Stake Center (1220 W 500 N). Please join us at 7:00 pm for the recital followed by dessert.
Carol Dean is organizing the program, and she is looking for a few people to play shorter pieces based on chorales as contrast between the longer pieces.
If you are interested in playing, please contact Carol as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Birthday Bach!
April 26 (Saturday) – Super Saturday, Harris Fine Arts Bldg., BYU, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
May16 (Friday) – Chapter Hymn Sing, Sharon Stake Center, 550 S. 800 E., Orem, 7:00 pm
OTHER EVENTS AND RECITALS
March - Melanie Randall (student of Doug Bush and Andy Unsworth), Graduate Recital, Tabernacle, Temple Square, TBA
March - Emily Smith (student of Doug Bush and Andy Unsworth), Graduate Recital, Cathedral of the Madeleine, SLC, TBA
March 14 (Friday) - Kayley Byers (student of Don Cook), Recital, Assembly Hall, TBA
March 14 (Friday) - Dr. Daniel Kerr (director of organ studies at BYU-Idaho), Recital, Tabernacle, Temple Square, 7:30 pm
March 22 - Tyler Boehmer (student of Don Cook), Recital, De Jong Concert Hall, BYU, 1:30 pm
March 29 (Saturday) - SLCA Concert Choir and Chamber Choir, “How Lovely are Thy Dwellings: Brahms Requiem,” Libby Gardner Hall, 7:30 pm
April 18-19 (Friday – Saturday) - SLCA and BYU Early Music Ensemble, “Music for Holy Week: J. S. Bach St. John Passion,” Waterford School Concert Hall, 7:30 pm
May 23 (Friday) - Hans Uwe Hielscher (organist and carilloneur at Marktkirche in Wiesbaden, Germany), Recital, Tabernacle, Temple Square, 7:30 pm
September 5 (Friday) - Gabriel Dessauer (cantor and organist at St. Bonifatius in Wiesbaden, Germany; organ faculty at the Musikhochschule Rheinland-Pfalz), Recital, Tabernacle, Temple Square, 7:30 pm
AGO National Convention
Boston, June 23-27, 2014
The National Convention offers:
· Fifty concerts by thirty-seven performers, featuring internationally acclaimed musicians, Boston’s rich choral heritage, many new instruments, and our famous landmark organs.
· Eight finely crafted worship services in a wide variety of styles, featuring music from Renaissance polyphony to Duke Ellington;
· Ninety workshops and master classes on a vast array of topics;
· Fifty-two scholarly research papers;
· Fourteen commissioned works;
· Ten reading sessions of choral and organ music;
· More than one hundred exhibitors;
· Two national competitions and opportunities to hear previous competition winners;
· An opportunity to explore one of this nation’s greatest cities.
To register, click here.
AGO Pipe Organ Encounters
The traditional Pipe Organ Encounter:
· Is a 4-5 day event organized by a local AGO chapter under the sponsorship of the national organization. It introduces participants to the world of the pipe organ.
· Is a national program sponsored by the American Guild of Organists. Students are admitted to POEs on a first-come, first-served basis, regardless of attendance at prior POEs, and regardless of state or country of residence, as long as they meet the following eligibility guidelines: Students should be aged 13-18, be interested in the pipe organ, and have piano or organ proficiency ranging from early intermediate to advanced.
· Provides an opportunity for students to have individual and group instruction in the basic rudiments of pipe organ technique and service playing.
· Provides a general overview of organ literature, history, pipe organ construction and design, improvisation and other related topics.
· Provides an opportunity for participation in ecumenical worship, so as to experience the role of the sacred musician.
· Most of all, provides a unique opportunity for participants to meet and interact with peers who have similar interests.
For information about the POE at Colorado State University on June 8-13, 2014, click here.
2014 Schoenstein Competition in Hymn Playing
To promote the value of excellence in hymn playing, the 2014 Schoenstein Competition in Hymn Playing has just been announced to coincide with the release by MorningStar Music Publishers of the book Hymn Playing: A Modern Colloquium by Stuart Forster.
Organists born on or after March 20, 1981, are invited to apply. The application should include live recordings of the applicant playing hymns with a congregation singing, and must be received by
March 20, 2014. The final round will be held at Christ Church, Cambridge, Massachusetts, at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, 2014, the day before the National Convention begins in Boston for the American Guild of Organists. The public is invited to sing in the congregation during the final round. Finalists will play the 2006 III/43 Schoenstein organ at Christ Church, Cambridge, MA. First
prize will be $3000 and second prize will be $1000. For instructions and application, see http://www.hymnplayingcompetition.org.
Job Opportunity: Assistant or Associate Professor of Organ
The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance’s Department of Organ is accepting applications for a faculty position available in September 2014. Rank is tenure track assistant or associate professor, commensurate with education and experience. Duties include providing studio instruction in organ performance to undergraduate, masters-level, and doctoral students, teaching classes in organ literature, and recruiting outstanding students.
Other teaching duties may include church music, improvisation, and conducting. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to maintain national and international visibility as a performer, teacher, and clinician, while meeting faculty service responsibilities at the School. Requirements include a record as an artist and teacher, or (for assistant professors) promise of same; a thorough knowledge of
organ repertoire and its history, and of improvisation pedagogy.
Expertise in church music is strongly desirable, as well as potential to thrive in a cross disciplinary environment. Doctorate preferred, M.M. or equivalent experience required. Applications should be received by February 1, 2014 to ensure full consideration. For more information, contact David Chamberlin or Sheri Peterson.
Douglas E. Bush Memorial Recital
The chapter board has discussed the possibility of having a member recital in October 2014 to mark the one-year memorial of Doug’s passing. Doug has had significant and lasting influence in our chapter and in the lives of many of our chapter members. We wish to honor him.
We will all be thinking of Doug in March at the annual chapter Bach recital, but we also wish to celebrate Doug’s life and music. We propose a recital in which pieces are chosen from the repertoire of Doug’s wonderful hymn arrangements and other works, or more generally, music that members know Doug loved.
We would also welcome brief (2-3 minute) remembrances and anecdotes from members’ experiences with Doug. These remembrances may be offered by those performing or not performing.
Of course, October is in the next AGO calendar year, and we are not sure who will be on the board for the 2014-2016 leadership cycle. Nevertheless, we felt that this would be a worthy activity, and that it would be best to inform members before the summer break, so that we could prepare pieces for the recital. Once a date is decided upon, we will send out a call for participants, so please watch for information in future newsletters.
--To share a memory or leave condolences to his family, click here.
--To read his obituary, click here.
Thanks to Mike Carson for alerting us at Facebook to the fact that “Doug Bush and Gerald Dick's HYMN HARMONIZATIONS for organ is available on the Jackman Music site as a PDF download. The book was out of print for quite some time.” Click here to order the $8.95 download.
Music videos with Doug Bush and members of AGO
Click here to see a video recorded of the stake Christmas choir Doug Bush directed on December 11, 1994.
Click here for a video recorded December 23, 1993 of the Community Christmas Choir in the Provo Tabernacle with Mack Wilberg directing and Doug Bush playing the organ.
and a link to the latest newsletter
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by James Welch
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Website last updated March 2, 2014
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