A Program for the Young Musician (ages 13–18)
to Explore the World of the Pipe Organ

Phoenix, Arizona • June 17–22

Sponsored by the Central Arizona Chapter American Guild of Organists

… you have already developed intermediate to advanced keyboard skills.
… you would like to play the organ for worship services.
… you want to develop and/or sharpen pedaling skills.
… you want to learn how an organ works.
… you want to get acquainted with the pipe organ and its music.
… you want to meet peers with similar interests.

The goal of POE is to provide students with greater confidence and
competence at the organ; however, no prior organ experience is necessary.

Private lessons in technique, repertoire, and registration
Classes in hymn playing, improvisation, registration, and musicianship
Daily individual practice
Play and hear Metro Phoenix's finest pipe organs
Visit the world-renowned Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)
Guest faculty artist, Amanda Mole, recital and workshop
Perform in the final group recital
Enjoy an evening at Organ Stop Pizza (World's Largest Wurlitzer!)
 Social events and sightseeing

The faculty will include professional organists with extensive experience in church music, teaching, and organ performance.

Lessons, recitals, and group sessions will be held at selected metro area churches, featuring some of the finest pipe organs in the American Southwest.

POE students will be housed at the comfortably spacious and secure Arizona Christian University and registration includes all meals. Staff will gladly provide transportation to/from rail, bus, or airport terminals upon request.

*More info can be found in the detailed brochure (top-left).

Still Got Questions? Please Contact
Dr. Craig Westendorf, POE Director
Phoenix Boys Choir
1131 E Missouri Ave
Phoenix AZ  85014-2709

602 331-8218

Updated 3/15/18

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Applications to attend an AGO Pipe Organ Encounter are accepted online only here. They will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis and limited to 30 applicants.

Payment of registration fees must be made directly to the Central Arizona Chapter AGO. Complete the Registration form in the brochure above, clip and mail it with your payment to the address below. Your registration is not complete until it has been received and acknowledged by the POE Registrar.

All-Inclusive Registration Fee: $525

Please make checks payable to CAZAGO POE and mail with the Registration form to:

Judy Riden
POE Registrar
621 E Geneva Dr
Tempe AZ  85282-3734

Scholarship assistance is available through the American Guild of Organists. Please email for information on initiating the online scholarship application process. Students are also encouraged to contact their local AGO chapters or churches / synagogues for financial assistance.