Springfield AGO
Pioneer Valley, Massachusetts — Chapter of the American Guild of Organists

Events

Upcoming Events

Zoom Happy Chat--How to plan church music for the holidays
November 1, 2020 — 5:00pm
Via Zoom.To obtain link to the meeting, please email agospringfieldma@gmail.com
During this time of isolation, the Board has decided to hold Zoom chats on a variety of topics. The gatherings are fun and friendly, so please join us! We plan to hold them on the first Sunday of each month.

Our Dean Martha Sienkiewicz will host. The topic will be "How to plan church music for the holidays".
The Springfield AGO hopes to reschedule events cancelled from this current season as the situation allows.
We would also like to have a special event to celebrate our 75th anniversary year but cannot plan one at this time due to the pandemic. Our vision includes...
  • Silent Movie with Peter Krasinski at United Congregational Church of Holyoke
  • Members Recital and Banquet at All Saints Episcopal Church in South Hadley
  • A Jazz Vespers at Church of Atonement in Westfield
  • A special event for our 75th anniversary year

Past Events

A special 90 minute program on Baroque Ornamentation taught by International Bach Festival Competition winner Balint Karosi, presented live-stream via Zoom.
October 17, 2020 — 10:00am
Zoom-Registration required for this event via the "contact us" feature on this web site
We are thrilled to present a special program on Baroque Ornamentation taught by International Bach Festival Competition winner Balint Karosi. This is being brought to you by the Springfield Chapter and is being opened to our sister chapters. It will be held online and you must register for this Zoom event. Registration should be in the form of an email request to : agospringfieldma@gmail.com. Please reserve, as there will be a cap on attendance. Open to organists, pianists and music teachers. If you are working on a baroque selection with ornaments that you want some fresh ideas on, this is the workshop for you!
Zoom Happy Chat
October 4, 2020 — 5:00pm
Via Zoom.To obtain link to the meeting, please email agospringfieldma@gmail.com
During this time of isolation, the Board has decided to hold Zoom chats on a variety of topics. The gatherings are fun and friendly, so please join us! We plan to hold them on the first Sunday of each month.

Our topic will be "piano music that works well in church services". Some of us could use some fresh ideas.
If you have some music to recommend, bring it along to the chat for our "Show and Tell". We will then compile a list of the favorites and send it out.
Zoom Happy Chat
September 6, 2020 — 5:00pm
Via Zoom.To obtain link to the meeting, please email agospringfieldma@gmail.com
During this time of isolation, the Board has decided to hold Zoom chats on a variety of topics. The gatherings are fun and friendly, so please join us! We plan to hold them on the first Sunday of each month.
This month's topic is "How are our non-church music endeavors going?".
Special guest Elizabeth George, AGO Director of Member Engagement & Chapter Development
Until the Vaccine Arrives
August 7, 2020 — 6:30pm
Zoom
Presented by Church Music Institute
August 7-8

The live, online workshop offers attendees the chance to interact with our esteemed clinicians: Dr. Don Horisberger and Dr. David Arcus.

Topics include:

· “Choral Music for these Times – Dr. Don Horisberger.
· “Navigating the New Normal” – Panel discussion with Drs. Horisberger and Arcus and other practicing worship leaders
· “Composing Organ Music Using Public Domain Hymn Tunes” - Dr. David Arcus
· “Building a Lessons & Carols for Advent for Live Streaming” - Dr. Horisberger
· "Church Copyright Compliance - Even Now." – Tim Binkley

The cost of the workshop is $25 for CMI members, including those with joint AGO/CMI membership. AGO members can learn how to activate their discounted CMI membership when they login to AGOHQ.com. Further info at:
https://www.churchmusicinstitute.org/event/tips-from-the-masters-workshop/
Springfield Chapter De-Isolation Meeting and Chat
August 2, 2020 — 4:00pm
Zoom
Topic: Staying Inspired During Times of Isolation- what are you doing to keep yourself motivated? Come share your best practices. Bring a cool drink and find out what other musicians have been up to!
RSVP to request access to the call. Accessible by video and/or phone
Email:agospringfieldma@gmail.com
Transitioning from Piano to Organ
February 29, 2020 — 9:30am
St. John Episcopal Church
48 Elm St., Northampton, MA
Organ Recital
October 27, 2019 — 3:00pm
The Brick Church
Old Main St., Deerfield, MA
Music of Bach, Bohm, and an improvisation
Opening Event
October 5, 2019 — 9:30am
Grace Lutheran Church
1552 Westfield St., West Springfield, MA
Coffee and Donuts
Installation of Board Members
Anthem Reading