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BYU Organ Department News

BYU Free Organ Music Exchange Dear AGO colleagues: We are pleased to welcome you to take part in The BYU Free Organ Music Exchange. This library is contained in several white crates placed above the twelve organs in the BYU Organ Lab (2217 Music Building). Having been donated by individuals who are downsizing their libraries […]

Eccles Organ Festival News

The 30th Season Replay! Did you miss a performance or want to enjoy it again? Click the Eccles Festival button below to watch on YouTube. ECCLES ORGAN FESTIVAL

UVAGO Super Saturday Organ Workshop April 29, 2023

The Utah Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is excited to announce that we will once again be holding our Super Saturday for Organists! ***Keep checking back, as more information, a finalized schedule, class descriptions, and links to handouts will be added to this page on a regular basis. Super Saturday is our […]

Dr. James Welch: Musical Adventures in Jerusalem

Dear Friends of UVAGO, Deanne and I have been in Jerusalem now since June of last year, and as you can imagine, it has been the most incredible experience for us.  Anyone who has had this opportunity says the same thing.  Every square inch of this area is rich with history, and it is so […]

Online resources for mentors of youth organists

Music teachers are invited to learn resources about introducing children to the organ, including Organ First! Nora Hess, a member of our chapter and an adjunct faculty member in organ at BYU developed this innovative curriculum to teach elementary-aged children how to play the organ as their first instrument without any prior music training. Nora introduces OrganFirst! […]

March 2021 Bach & Baroque Recital Links

BAROQUE PIECES & CHAPTER PERFORMERS –Buxtehude – Fuga in C Major, Bux WV 174, performed by Katherine Rosenvall –J.S. Bach – Wachet auf BWV 645 performed by Heidi Rodeback –J.S. Bach – Herzlich tut mich Verlangen, BWV 727, performed by John Hoopes on Hauptwerk using Azzio sample set –J.S. Bach – Wo solo ich fliehen […]

Handouts & PowerPoint for Embellishing Hymns – UVAGO February Organ Challenge

At the February 26, 2021, Zoom workshop, Heidi Rodeback, Jack Stoneman, and Mike Carson discussed methods for embellishing hymns. Specifically: how to embellish a sacrament hymn, how to find and use a last-verse harmonization, and how to solo out the melody. HANDOUTS for Embellishing Hymns  POWERPOINT for Embellishing Hymns LINK to Zoom meeting,  Passcode: 9HxH7gR%

Piping Up! Organ Concerts at Temple Square

The five accomplished Tabernacle and Temple Square organists, Richard Elliott, Andrew Unsworth, Brian Mathias, Linda Margetts, and Joseph Peeples, plus occasional guest organists, are featured in a new online concert stream: Every Wednesday at noon (mountain) 30-minute concerts, each featuring a different organist Streamed on The Choir’s YouTube channel,,

March 2020 Bach Birthday Recital Online

The Utah Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists presents Bach Birthday Recital Formerly scheduled for Friday, March 20, 2020 7:00 p.m. Provo Central Stake Center 450 North 1220 West, Provo, Utah Presented on-line in compliance with Governor Herbert’s restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Click on the link for each title of the […]

2019 edition of a “Resource List for Organists” is available

The 2019 eBook edition of a “Resource List for Organists: Arrangements & Accompaniments of Hymns in the LDS Hymnal” is available. Compiled by DeeAnn D. Stone.   On March 17, 1999, the website Resources for LDS Organists was launched by DeeAnn Stone.  The site’s purpose was to be a place where organists could find help in planning their […]