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Here is the latest newsletter, which includes the Dean's message.

Previous newsletters are available at the bottom of the page.


2016-17 AGO Examination Dates

If you are interested in taking any of the professional certification exams, contact the for mentor recommendations.

Service Playing Certificate:
October 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017

November 14, 2016; May 12, 2017; November 17, 2017

Choir Master:
May 24, 2017 (morning and afternoon)

May 25 and 26, 2017
(paperwork section both mornings; organ playing one of the afternoons)

May 25 and 26, 2017
(paperwork section both mornings; organ playing one of the afternoons)
(Note: May 25 is Ascension Thursday)

Complete information (including repertoire requirements, application deadlines, fees, exam locations, and preparation resources) is printed in The American Organist, July 2016, pp.43-46; or go to the AGO National Headquarters website, click 'Certification' under the 'Education' tab.


Job Postings


Substitute organist:
Svetlana Maddox is available for substituting in Boise area churches, including Liturgical services. She can be reached at 695-3454.


For Sale

One feature of the website is being able to sell organs, pianos, and other music related items. Go to the Membership page and click on 'Classified Ads'. Anyone is able to post a listing.


BYU Organ Workshop

This workshop is held each August on the Provo, Utah, campus. As quoted from their website, "Whether you use your organ skills to play for your own enjoyment, for church service, or for teaching, here’s an organ-specific workshop to help you develop or enhance your playing skills." Several Chapter members have attended in years past and have expressed their amazement at how much they learn each time they go. If you are interested in finding out more information from previous attendees, please email .


The New LDS Organist
An online training program for LDS organists, or anyone else new to the organ. This free course of twelve lessons is designed to help pianists adapt their skills to the organ as soon as possible. Visit www.organ.byu.edu and click on "The New LDS Organist" link. Free downloadable podcasts and printouts.


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Last updated: October 09, 2016