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256 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States
(404) 577-1234 www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/georgia/hyatt-regency-atlanta/atlra

The Hyatt Regency Atlanta is located at 256 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30303.

Workshop – Planning AGO Chapter Workshops for Pianists

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am
Hyatt Regency: Courtland, 256 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States

Presented by: David Bower, PhD and Panel from the AGO Committee on the New Organist Location: Hyatt Regency - Courtland This informative presentation will focus on the resources the AGO Committee on the New Organist offers local chapters as they reach out to pianists inviting them to take part in chapter workshops. A panel of Committee on the New Organist leaders will lead a discussion on how the AGO can attract, motivate, and inspire new organists of all ages.

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Workshop – The Relevance and Rewards of AGO Certification

July 8 @ 11:00 am - 11:50 am
Hyatt Regency: Courtland, 256 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States

Presented by: Sarah C. Harr, DMA, FAGO Location: Hyatt Regency - Courtland Join us as we discuss the step-by-step process and multiple benefits of pursuing AGO certification at any age or skill/education level. We will outline the prerequisites and common procedures for all levels of AGO certification, discuss effective preparation techniques for both the prepared and surprise elements of the exam, and explore questions about certification procedures. Dr. Harr will share her own five-year certification journey, including mistakes made and…

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Workshop – Introducing Pianists to the Organ

July 8 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Hyatt Regency: Courtland, 256 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States

Presented by: Leslie Wolf Robb and Dr. Zach Klobnak, members of the Committee on Pipe Organ Encounters Location: Hyatt Regency - Courtland This presentation will focus on teaching strategies for working with pianists transitioning to the organ, a brief introduction to the four types of Pipe Organ Encounters (POE,) reasons a chapter should consider hosting a POE, and how young people who get an AGO membership from POE can be integrated into AGO chapters.

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Regional Meeting – Southeast

July 8 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Hyatt Regency: Courtland, 256 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States

Location: Hyatt Regency - Courtland The Southeast Region includes the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

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Workshop – Organ First! Successfully Teaching the Organ as a First Instrument to Young Children

July 9 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Hyatt Regency: Courtland, 256 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States

Presented by: Nora Hess, MM, CAGO Location: Hyatt Regency - Courtland Organ First! is a program pioneered at Brigham Young University to teach youngsters ages 7-12 how to play the organ as a first instrument, including full use of the pedals. Together with Wayne Leupold Editions, Nora Hess and Don Cook have had great success in teaching students who could not initially read music at all to the point where they could read and play simplified hymns within only a…

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Workshop – Building Organists Through the AGO Achievement Awards

July 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm
Hyatt Regency: Courtland, 256 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States

Presented by: Jonathan B. Hall, FAGO, ChM, Committee on Professional Certification Location: Hyatt Regency - Courtland This workshop will explain the new Achievement Awards and trace the path of a new organist on his or her journey through this program.

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Workshop – Composers’ Panel Discussion

July 10 @ 11:00 am - 11:50 am
Hyatt Regency: Courtland, 256 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States

Presented by: Rachel Laurin, June Nixon, Barbara Portman Location: Hyatt Regency - Courtland Three well-known and highly respected composers share insights into their compositional processes, inspirations for their works, and thoughts about writing for the organ.

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Workshop – Sabbath

July 10 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Hyatt Regency: Courtland, 256 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States

Presented by: The Rev. Barbara Day Miller, MDiv Location: Hyatt Regency - Courtland Those who lead worship on the Sabbath are often without a Sabbath rest themselves. This workshop will provide resources and explore paths for claiming space and time for weekly and seasonal renewal, nourishing spiritual growth, and maintaining energy and passion for our musical vocation.

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