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Hyatt Regency: Inman

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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 – Both Sides Now: The Musical and Pastoral Roles of Being a Church Musician

July 8 @ 5:00 am - 5:50 am
Hyatt Regency: Inman, 256 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States

Presented by: The Rev. Beth Brown Shugart, MM Location: Hyatt Regency - Inman Serving as a church organist requires working with clergy and church members! This session will address the challenges of doing so effectively, as well as the extra responsibilities that are a part of working in a church.

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Workshop – To the Max! The Excesses and Successes of “The Last Giant”

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

Presented by: Richard Webb, PhD Location: Hyatt Regency - Inman Framed in the context of his era through anecdotes, reviews, quotations from his writings, rare photographs, excerpts from documentary films, and other archival material, this workshop offers unique perspectives on the life of Max Reger, the obsessive workaholic many considered the "second Bach of Leipzig," and whom Paul Hindemith called "The Last Giant." Known today primarily as a composer for the organ, that is not quite the fame he sought.…

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Regional Meeting – Great Lakes

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

Location: Hyatt Regency - Inman The Great Lakes Region includes the states of Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

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Workshop – Your Chapter Can Create a Mentoring Program for Emerging Music Leaders

July 9 @ 11:30 am - 12:20 pm
Hyatt Regency: Inman, 256 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States

Presented by: David Lamb, DMus, CAGO, Councillor for Membership and Vince Carr, MM, ChM, AAGO, Director of Committee on Career Development & Support Location: Hyatt Regency - Inman A panel of AGOYO leaders will discuss the elements that are needed, useful, and relevant in a mentoring program for emerging music leaders in 2020.

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Workshop – Messiaen’s Forgotten “Mi”: Rediscovering the Organ Music of Claire Delbos

July 9 @ 12:30 pm - 12:55 pm
Hyatt Regency: Inman, 256 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States

Presented by: Nicholas Capozzoli Location: Hyatt Regency - Inman Olivier Messiaen’s music has been extensively discussed by scholars and performed by organists; however, works of his first wife, Claire Delbos, are still shrouded in obscurity. Biographers have highlighted Delbos’s tragic deterioration and premature death, which although critical to uncovering Messiaen’s personal life, neglects the full scope of her own career. Capozzoli introduces her extant music, written for and premiered by Messiaen at La Trinité. He will speculate on Delbos’s use…

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Workshop – I Have a Degree: What Can the AGO Do For Me?

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

Presented by: Don Cook, DMA, AAGO, Councillor for Education Location: Hyatt Regency - Inman While the AGO devotes much attention to the new organist, great effort is also made to assist advanced organists and teachers in their work and goals. This presentation will explore the many AGO resources, programs, and opportunities for organists who are well beyond the basics.

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Workshop – Sharing Your Chapter Throughout Your Community

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

Presented by: Peter Bates, MM, Committee on Sharing Skills and Resources, and David Lamb, DMus, CAGO, Councillor for Membership Location: Hyatt Regency - Inman A discussion of ideas to help bring your AGO chapter offerings to the forefront of your community arts events calendar.

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Workshop – Discovering and Transcribing the Historic Organ Improvisations of Marcel Dupré

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

Presented by: David A. Stech, PhD Location: Hyatt Regency - Inman Dr. Stech will discuss his ongoing project to discover obscure and rare sound recordings of organ improvisations performed by renowned French organist Marcel Dupré (1886-1971). A brief discussion regarding the techniques used to transcribe and reconstruct music score engravings for publication will follow. Also to be discussed will be the task of securing contractual permission from descendants of the composer to publish these engravings. The purpose of this project…

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