Category Archives: AGO

Upcoming Recital

I’m giving a recital at the Blooming Grove (NY) United Church of Christ on Sunday, November 18, at 4 PM.  Here is an article about the event. I’ll be joined by Bill Powers, saxophonist, for a few pieces. Works will … Continue reading

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Certification Breakfast

Yesterday, I found time to edit the “vignettes”  I made of the Kansas City convention.  The result was another short video of a certification event.  Have a look! In Houston, two years ago, we had a cocktail party to honor … Continue reading

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Kansas City

I’ve just gotten back from Kansas City, Missouri. The occasion:  the 2018 biennial national convention of the American Guild of Organists. It was a wonderful convention. Highlights are numerous, but include Todd Wilson’s recital at the Community of Christ (Reformed … Continue reading

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My Wonderful Committee

Just back from two days in the city working with the Committee on Professional Certification, which I’ve chaired for three years now.  The current makeup of the committee is wonderful–a mix of talents and perspectives that blends together into a … Continue reading

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation, part 1

One week ago today I was on campus administering final exams.  Grading must always be done carefully and attentively, especially when a final exam and final grade for a course are involved. There were also final papers to read. Last … Continue reading

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Volunteer Work

I have always enjoyed volunteer work.  Currently I help out pro bono at a local Catholic church for a weekend Mass.  Money is not abundant there, but the church is a little jewel and the pastor and I get along … Continue reading

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Parallel Octaves, Again

I’ve read some internet chatter about BWV565 that makes me shake my head. An allusion to “parallel octaves” in the opening measures. Here we go again. I wrote about this in The American Organist in September, 2011. The organ does … Continue reading

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Dretzel Update

The Divertimento Armonico of Cornelius Heinrich Dretzel settles into an Italian harpsichord perfectly.  The italophilia of Nuremberg is borne out in this piece, and the bright, clear, affirmative tone of my new harpsichord is serving it well. At the same … Continue reading

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Vassar

I had a wonderful time at Vassar College today.  There was an afternoon celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, which was kicked off by Martin Luther on October 31, 1517. There was a panel discussion, then a … Continue reading

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Upcoming Programs

I have several things coming up. On October 26 and 27, I will be speaking for the NYU orchestras.  Again, the programs will be in the Frederick Loewe Theatre.  More info to come. On October 29, I will be participating … Continue reading

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