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Menlo Park, California
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THE PALO ALTO/PENINSULA CHAPTER
OF THE AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS
ANNOUNCES ITS SPONSORSHIP OF A PIPE ORGAN ENCOUNTER (POE)
SUMMER CAMP FOR TEENS
AUGUST 7-13, 2016 - PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA

This will be our 2nd week long summer camp for 20 teenagers interested in the “King of Instruments”.
The students, age 13-18, will:
Have a week of private lessons, master classes, and workshops with prominent organists;
Learn organ technique and repertoire, improvisation, performing for an audience, and practice skills;
Tour instruments at various locations in the San Francisco Bay Area;
Visit Schoenstein and Company pipe organ factory;
Participate in a closing student recital.

Tuition covers approximately 35% of the nearly $30,000.00 needed for room and board, insurance, transportation around the Bay Area for students, teaching materials, and other expenses. Faculty members are donating their time and services and paying their own transportation costs to Palo Alto to participate. The balance will be raised by grants, donations from fellow AGO chapters, but most importantly, from individuals.

An anonymous donor has pledged a challenge grant of $2,500 if we can match or exceed that amount from individuals by April 30, 2016.

PLEASE HELP US ACHIEVE THIS FIRST GOAL!

DONATE NOW

Click here to donate, or mail your check to the address at the bottom of this page.

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Our current newsletter, May/June 2016, is online.

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Local events calendar ---

Sunday 22 May, 4pm
St. Bede's Choir
St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 2650 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park

Monday 23 May, 7:30pm
Daniel Gonzalez: Senior Recital
Memorial Church, Stanford University

Friday 10 June, 7:30pm
Robert Huw Morgan
The Annual Commencement Recital
The complete organ works of Maurice Duruflé, part I
Memorial Church, Stanford University

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Our next chapter event ---
Saturday 11 June, 3pm
Members' Recital
First Congregational Church, 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto

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Tim Getz, Dean
Rani Fischer, SubDean
Lynda Alexander, Secretary
Ed Jennings, Treasurer
David Sheetz, Registrar
Duane Soubirous, Newsletter Editor
Jay Martin, Web Master
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Executive Board
2016 Class -- Daniel Gonzalez, Jin Kyung Lim, Duane Soubirous
2017 Class -- Peter Bassford, Tysen Dauer
2018 Class -- Catha Hall, Curtis "Fjord" Hawthorne