National and Regional Events


Tournemire L'Orgue Mystique Series Poster

November 8th and 9th, 2019

The University of Kansas, School of Music, Division of Organ and Church Music is delighted to announce the first in a series of conferences on French organ music. Our initial conference in this series is entitled:

 Le Grand Si├Ęcle: Organ Music and Culture in 17th and 18th Century France

These conferences will be centered around the teaching of Olivier Latry, the new William T. Kemper Artist-in-Residence at the University of Kansas, in conjunction with lectures and performances by resident and guest conference faculty.

 This conference will occur on November 8th and 9th, 2019. Olivier Lartry will present a lecture on the French Classic organ as well as master classes covering all of the major genres and composers of French classic organ music.

Additional lecturers include Michael Bauer, Paul Laird, Areli Marina, and Colin Roust. University of Kansas students will present a concert version of an alternatim Mass featuring the music of Louis Marchand and chant sung in seventeenth-century French style by members of the Bales Chorale.  To learn more about this event and register for the conference, please see:


Our annual High School Organ Festival & Competition, co-hosted by UNCSA, Salem College, and the Piedmont NC Chapter AGO, is scheduled for January 31-February 2, 2020.

Application (with recording) deadline is Dec. 16, 2019. 
AGO Chapter email 2020 HS competition


We are excited to announce that registration for the American Guild of Organists Convention for 2020 opens on Monday, November 11th.  There are discounted rates for those that register prior to November 30th so register soon to save!
You can visit for more information and a complete schedule of venues, performers, workshops and events.   
Visit to book your hotel reservation.  Be sure you are using the promo code G-AGON for discounted rates.  We highly encourage you to stay at the host hotel for the best rates and easiest access to transportation and events.
We hope to see you in Atlanta!