AGO Atlanta

Last Call for AGO 2020 National Convention Workshop Proposals – Deadline is October 31st 2018

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The Atlanta AGO Workshops Committee invites applications for presentations at the 2020 AGO National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.  Recent scholarly research, hands-on demonstrations, or workshop offerings of diverse, unique, and timely topics are encouraged and welcomed.

In accordance with Atlanta’s “Kaleidoscope” theme, our committee seeks a broad spectrum of proposals representative of relational issues, musical skills, scholarly topics, and cultural awareness, and practical issues.  We hope to reflect a wide variety of guild interests, ages, skill levels, denominations, and important, relevant issues affecting musicians in today’s complex and intricate world through our 2020 workshop offerings, panel discussions, and papers.

Most workshops will be held at our convention hotel, and there is an honorarium for presenters.

Interested presenters may submit a 250 -word abstract, summarizing the topic and its relevance, along with a resume.  Online links to performances or presentation examples are appreciated.  Please specify any audiovisual and/or musical equipment needed, as well as the desired length of the presentation (workshops – 50 minutes, scholarly papers – 25 minutes).  Proposals must be received via email in PDF format no later than October 31, 2018.

Robin Elmore Hensley, Workshops Committee Chair

Workshops2020atl@gmail.com

Welcome to Atlanta AGO!

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The Atlanta Chapter of the AGO is excited to host the 2020 Convention of the American Guild of Organists.  We look forward to welcoming organist from across the country and around the world to our beautiful city.  Atlanta is a diverse city in culture, race, ethnicity, organs and sacred musical styles.

Our theme is kaleidoscope and we hope to share with you the many shapes and colors that make this diverse city so great.  We hope attendees will enjoy experiencing and exploring some of the many opportunities that Atlanta is known for.  This includes some of our wonderful churches and other venues that will be highlighted at the convention.

We anticipate this convention being like no other in the past, using more technology and a diverse kaleidoscope of sound, artists and worship styles.   Attendees will have access to apps to make the experience more informative, educational and user friendly.   We will also be showcasing some very unique instruments both historic and new.  Attendees will experience a variety of music, organs and worship styles as well.  The convention will feature a variety of some of the world’s most noted organists.

Atlanta has much to offer visitors.  As home of the Civil Rights movement, we invite attendees to visit the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial sites as well as the Civil Rights Museum.  The New Atlanta Benz Stadium is the most technological advanced sports arena in the country.  The host hotel will be steps away from Centennial Olympic Park, the Coca Cola museum, Sky View and the Georgia Aquarium.

You may follow announcements about the convention at www.AGOAtlanta2020.com .  We invite you to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.  You may visit our booth at the Kansas City convention in the summer of 2018 for a sneak peek at what lies ahead.

Join us as we in Atlanta from July 5th through July 9th 2020.  We promise the most you will experience true southern hospitality.