Congratulations to WorcAGO, winner of 2013-14 National Creative Programming Contest!
See our winning year’s events at http://worcesterago.org/membership/2013-14-pgms.php
IT’S TIME to RENEW!
Scholarship Fund Donation Appeal
Celebrating 25 years, the WorcAGO Scholarship Program is one of the hallmarks of our chapter. It’s an important part of our Mission, to provide not only educational programming throughout the year, but also financial support for training of member organists who are taking lessons from member teachers. Our program has had over 100 student awards in its history, and many years have featured a recital by scholarship recipients to demonstrate their progress.
See our alumni list at www.worcesterago.org/about-ago/scholarships/ and what they’re up to these days!
A great example is that of Brett Maguire – a 1995 scholarship recipient – who had gone on to be an organ scholar at Holy Cross, received his masters at Oberlin, and won first prize as well as audience prize in the 2006 Marchal International Organ Competition in France. He has held several organist/director positions in churches since, and is currently at Wesley United Methodist in Worcester.
Our coffers are meager. We would like to be able to support more students with a larger stipend than our current balance will allow. The next funding period is Spring 2014, and now is a perfect time for you to help us ensure the longevity of the fund (and help your tax deductions!). People have commented about the future of organs and organists, now is the time you can take action!
If 25 people donated $25 each, we could add another student for 2014.