2017-2018 YOI Scholarship Winners

The Young Organists Initiative held our Scholarship Auditions at Marsh Chapel, Boston University October 14.  We awarded seven scholarships to the following students:

Joshua Beresford, 11 of Somerville
Blake Chen, 13 of Cambridge
Benjamin Driscoll, 14 of Cambridge
Fred Probst, 12 of Southborough
Reed Probst, 14 of Southborough
John Roper, 15 of Quincy
Mathias Why, 12 of Watertown

Each student will each receive private lessons with BAGO instructors, Boston Chapter AGO memberships as well as gift certificates from Spectrum Music.

Additionally, we will be featuring a YOI Scholarship student or two each month in Pipings as well as on the website.  We will learn more about each of these students, their interests and see how they grow in their organ studies through the year.

The interest in the organ appears to be growing and thriving based upon the interest in and auditions this month and we look forward to this trend continuing and hope you will all support this effort.  You can do so by welcoming them at BAGO events and supporting them in their recital at King’s Chapel, Tuesday June 26, 2018 at 12:15.
Due to the increased interest in the program and scholarship recipients, the YOI Committee is considering offering a second recital opportunity this Spring prior to the King’s Chapel Recital.

The YOI Committee is seeking additional members to encourage and lead our next generation of organists.  For more information or to volunteer, please contact Christine Hogan christine01776@verizon.net

A heartfelt thank you to the following without whom this program and initiative would not have been possible:

Heinrich Christensen and King’s Chapel
Scott Jarrett, Justin Blackwell and Marsh Chapel
Robert Barney, Louise Mundinger, Jeremy Bruns and the YOI Committee


Christine Hogan
Chair, Young Organists Initiative


The AGO Organ Library, housed in the School of Theology at Boston University, has lots of used organ music for sale at relatively inexpensive prices. At the moment our supply is large, and we are offering discounts on Bach Scores, especially if you are a student. The Library is physically open only on Sunday afternoons, but it’s much easier (for you and for us) if you shop online anyway, so visit our website and click on “Music Sales” in the menu along the right side of the picture. There are various categories to look in (individual composers; collections; method books; books about organ music.) Then send us an email with your order (don’t try to call on the phone); We’ll email you back with the total and the shipping cost. We’re not fast (our staff is very tiny, often only 1 person) but we are cheap, very knowledgeable about the repertoire, and only charge necessary shipping costs. Our email is orglib@bu.edu.

Happy music hunting,
Carl Klein, DMA
AGO Organ Library Administrator
www.organlibrary.org – orglib@bu.edu


Pursuant to the settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, the Guild has revised the Code of Ethics.  In addition, we are required to remove all information regarding employment contracts and the like from our website.  Further information is available on the national office website at this link.  Cheryl Duerr, Northeast Region Counselor, has offered some comments on the implications of the Settlement, here.


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