Chapter News

Tabernacle Choir Appoints New Organist

Joseph Peeples was recently appointed as a new organist at Temple Square. He will join organists Richard Elliott, Andrew Unsworth, Brian Mathias, Bonnie Goodliffe, and Linda Margetts in performing organ recitals and playing broadcasts and performances with The Tabernacle Choir. “We warmly welcome Joseph to the organ staff and look forward to his musical contributions on Temple […]

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

The new 2019 updated eBook edition of a “Resource List for Organists: Arrangements & Accompaniments of Hymns in the LDS Hymnal” is now 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 […]

Winners of Local Quimby Regional Competition for Young Organists Announced

The Utah Valley chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), jointly with the Salt Lake City chapter, hosted a chapter-level competition in the Quimby Regional Competition for Young Organists (RCYO) on February 26, 2019. Amber Dahlberg was awarded first place, and Riley Palmer received second place. Amber will compete as a chapter winner at […]

In Memory of Levente Medvecsky

Levente Medveczky (1991-2019) passed from this life on Sunday, February 24, 2019, just eight days after his 28th birthday, from an aggressive form of colon cancer. He will be remembered as a gentle giant, a masterful organist, and a friend to all, who gave the greatest, most loving and healing bear hugs! He will be greatly […]

Dr. Parley L. Belnap: A Selection of Papers and Music

PAPERS Concepts and Techniques for Effective Practice Emergency Preparedness for Pianists Who Have Had No Organ Training A List of Some of Parley’s Favorite Compositions Hymn Playing in the Sustained Style An Interview with Parley Belnap by James Welch Warm-up and Cool-down Exercises for Playing an Instrument What I Have Learned about Effective Teaching   […]

Tributes to Dr. Parley L. Belnap

Click here to see “Dr. Parley L. Belnap: A Selection of Papers and Music” Click here to download the audio of the “Parley Belnap Tribute Recital” Program “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee” arr. Diemer, performed by Marilyn Smith “Rhosymedre” arr. Vaughan Williams, performed by Lori Serr “We Gather Together” arr. Held, performed by Heidi […]

Tribute Recital for Dr. Parley L. Belnap

Message from Lori Serr – November 9, 2018 – I was informed through an email last evening that our beloved teacher, colleague, and friend, Parley Belnap, had passed away.  Don Cook posted a beautiful tribute to him which is included below. We hope you will join us Saturday evening at 6 pm in the American Fork […]

Remembering Carol Dean

Carol Deanne Peine Dean (1947-2018) was an avid teacher and student of the organ for over 30 years. She played her first solo organ recital at age 40 and, at age 51, received a Master of Music in Organ Performance and Pedagogy from Brigham Young University. In 1986, she and her husband, Dana, bought a […]

LESSONS FOR THE NEW ORGANIST Makes Debut at AGO

  The American Guild of Organists (AGO) Committee on Continuing Professional Education (CCPE) commissioned concert organist Frederick Hohman to author and present a series of 30 video music lessons, with the goal of helping pianists of intermediate achievement to make a successful transition to the pipe organ when leading music in worship. The series is entitled LESSONS FOR […]

“The New Organist” on the National AGO Website

The New Organist webpage of the American Guild of Organists assists pianists to learn to play the organ! The Committee on The New Organist is dedicated to providing answers to common questions through their webpage. Help yourself to these resources (most of them free) for anyone learning about the organ: The New Organist