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Welcome to the Utah Valley and Salt Lake Pipe Organ Encounter 2016! Pipe Organ Encounters are the most successful outreach program sponsored by the AGO.

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The Utah Valley AGO chapter is pleased to announce a Youth Scholarship audition for organists and pianists who are 18 years old and younger.

Organists will audition for free organ lessons (if not currently studying with a teacher) or a master class performance (if currently studying with a teacher). Participants receiving the top score from each level will play in a winners recital sponsored by the Utah Valley AGO. A scholarship worth $450 will be awarded to the top winner to attend a Pipe Organ Encounter (POE) to be held in Salt Lake City in July 2016. POE is an AGO nationally sponsored 4-5 day event, which introduces participants to the pipe organ.

Pianists who are 18 years old and younger may apply to play one original piece (no transcriptions or reductions) of their choice from the works of non-American composers. Pianists will audition for introductory organ lessons with a qualified AGO instructor.

More detailed information is available in the following documents:

Scholarship Auditions – Rules and Policies
Scholarship Application Form
Scholarship Repertoire List

The application deadline, including a $25 entry fee, is January 15, 2016. The auditions will be held at the Orem Sharon Stake Center on Saturday, February 20, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact Lori Serr, Utah Valley AGO Education Chair, at 801-489-8222 or moc.d1493388026uolci1493388026@rres1493388026.irol1493388026.

AGO Youth Scholarship Repertoire List
2015-16 Scholarship Audition Form 
Utah Valley AGO Scholarship Auditions 2016 Rules and Policies

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