2015-2016: Dean Sheri Peterson
September 12: Opening Social, Provo Stake Center chapel, 1315 East 900 South, Provo, 9 am-noon.
October 24: Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza & kick off of the UVAGO “Young Organists Scholarship/Audition,” Sharon Stake Center Orem, 9am-noon.
November 6: Liturgy Class with Fr. Peter Van Hook, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 50 W 200 N, Provo, 7 pm.
December 13: Christmas Hymn Sing & Fireside, Spanish Fork Stake Center, 1006 E 200 S, 7 pm.
January 9: Organ Crawl at First United Methodist Church, 203 200 E, SLC, 10 am.
February 20: UVAGO Young Organists Scholarship Audition and performance, Sharon Stake Center, 9 am.
March 18: Bach Recital, Provo Central Stake Center, 7:30 pm
April 23: Super Saturday, Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU, 8 am – 3 pm
June 3: Closing Social – Franck & Franks: Potluck dinner with bratwurst held at Paul Duncombe’s home in Pleasant Grove. Excerpts were shown from the DVD Franck: Father of the Organ Symphony.
2014-2015: Dean Sheri Peterson
September 6: SLCAGO Super Saturday, University of Utah, Libby Gardner Hall
September 20: Opening Social, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and Provo Community United Church of Christ
October 17: Dr. Douglas E. Bush Memorial Recital, Oak Hills Stake Center, Provo, 7:30 pm
November: Liturgy Class presented by Ruth Eldredge, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
November: Organs in Switzerland and France, Walter Whipple & Sandra Mangum
January 10: Provo Stake Center Wicks organ refurbishment tour with Jim Kasen, 8:30–10:00 am
January 17: Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza; Provo Central Stake Center, 10:00 am
February: Workshop for Choir Directors and Organists, Orem YSA Stake Center
March 20: Chapter Bach Recital, Provo Central Stake Center, 7:00 pm
April 25: Super Saturday, Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU
May: Choir Fest
2013-2014: Dean Sheri Peterson
September 14: Super Saturday Follow-up Training Workshop, American Fork Stake Center, 240 S Center St.
September 27: Demarest Recital: Lella Pomeroy and Glen Hicks, LDS Chapel, 2557 Dalton Dr., Springville
October 21: Master class with Jeremy Filsell, Madsen Recital Hall, BYU
November 16: Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza; Provo Central Stake Center
January 11: Organ Tour in SLC
February 22: Hymn-Sing Workshop, Sharon Stake Center, 550 S 800 E, Orem
March 21: Chapter Bach Recital, Provo Central Stake Center
April 26: Super Saturday, Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU
May 16: Chapter Hymn Sing, Sharon Stake Center, Orem
2012-2013: Dean Sheri Peterson
September 7: Opening Social: Multi-Stake Center, 300 N 900 E, Provo
October 19: Louis Vierne 75th Anniversary Master Class with Clay Christiansen, Joseph Smith Memorial Building Chapel, SLC
November 17: Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza: Provo Central Stake Center
December: no meeting
January 5: Tabernacle Organ Crawl, Tabernacle, SLC
February 22: David Chamberlin and Lella Pomeroy, Hymn Sing at the Stake Center at 450 S 100 W in Orem
March 22: Bach’s Birthday Recital, Provo Central Stake Center
April 27 : Super Saturday, BYU
May 17 : Closing Social & Member Recital
2011-2012: Dean Florence Hawkinson
September 17: Chapter Opening Event, “Pedals, Pipes & Pizza,” Saturday, Provo Central Stake Center.
October 7: The 21st Century Member Recital and Don Cook Recognition, Spanish Fork
November 8: 20th Century Utah Organists – An Evening with Rulon Christiansen, Orem Stake Center
December: no meeting
January 21: “The Organ: Acoustics & Architecture”/St. Mark’s Tour, St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, SLC
February 9: “What Makes Romantic Music Romantic?” Joan Stevens previewed her SLCAGO lecture-recital at her home, Provo
March 23: Utah Valley AGO Bach Member Potluck/Recital, Provo Central Stake Center
April 21: Super Saturday: Training for the Church Organist, Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU. Keynote speaker: Clay Christiansen
May: no meeting
June 2: Closing Aocial – Farewell, Food, and Fun Fest, American Fork
2010-2011: Dean Florence Hawkinson
September 5: Tribute Recital for Claire Rogers, Utah State Hospital Chapel, East Center St., Provo. (Claire passed away September 11, 2010.)
October 8: “The Christmas Accompanist,” presented by Felipe Dominguez, 710 E. 800 S., Orem
November 3: Carillon Tour (tour and introductory hands-on with the BYU Carillon), presented by Dr. Don Cook, BYU Bell Tower
December: Service: “Serve Where You Are.” No formal chapter activity
January 19: Pedagogy: “Organ Training Corp.s” Carol Dean will share her ideas for teaching organ in groups. Chapel at 400 N. 700 W., Provo
February 4: Education: “Historical Registration.” February Chapter Meeting – Workshop on historical registration presented by Douglas Bush (Dr. Bush approached registration by giving a practical solutions on registering historic organ works on instruments typically found in LDS chapels), chapel at 1038 N. 1200 E., Provo.
March 25: “Chapter Members All-Bach Recital,” Provo Central Stake Center
April 23: Service/Training: “Super Saturday,” Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU. Keynote speaker was Janice Kapp Perry.
May 14: Education: “Conference Center Organ Crawl”
2009-2010: Dean Mike Carson
September 18: The late Dr. A. Laurence Lyon, noted LDS composer and teacher, was honored at a musical tribute in Provo at the Oak Hills LDS Stake Center. The program featured music for organ, piano, strings, and voice, performed by the composer’s friends, colleagues, and family members, including an appearance by the Utah Valley University Chamber Choir, directed by Dyanne Riley.
October 30: The chapter celebrated its 30th anniversary with a dinner party and program in Provo at the Edgemont South Stake Center. Founding members and former deans were recognized. Joan Stevens, dean from 1984-1986, addressed the group, and Seth Bott, Region IX winner of the 2009 AGO/Quimby Competition for Young Organists and student of Dr. Don Cook, performed a 30-minute concert.
November 13: Dr. Kenneth Udy, University Organist at the University of Utah, performed hymn-based organ literature at the Grove Creek Stake Center in Pleasant Grove.
January 22: Felipe Dominguez, chapter BYU student representative, gave a lecture on “Musical Implications of Early Fingering Techniques” at the BYU Harris Fine Arts Center.
February 21: David Chamberlin presented a “Festival of Hymns” in the Grove Creek Stake Center in Pleasant Grove. The program featured David playing some of his delightful hymn voluntaries and other pieces, as well as some exhilarating congregational singing.
March 21: Claire Rogers organized the annual Bach member recital at the Utah State Hospital chapel to honor “Papa Bach” on the 325th anniversary of his birth. The performers were: Carol Dean, Tanner Bowman, Jean Funk, Sheri Peterson, Mike Carson, Nora Hess, Gayle Farnsworth, Judy Wright, Florence Hawkinson, Miranda Wilcox, Ruth Ann Hay, Lori Serr, Ruth Eldredge, and Felipe Dominguez.
April 24: The chapter sponsored its annual Super Saturday at the BYU Harris Fine Arts Center with 175 eager attendees. There were many teens in the organ essentials classes. W. Herbert Klopfer from the LDS General Church Music Committee gave the keynote address and taught three classes.
May 21: A closing social/potluck/informal was held at the LDS chapel at 1929 West 1500 North in Lehi, attended by 22 people. The informal member recital was held on a recently installed Johannus organ.
2008-2009: Dean Mike Carson
September 11: Opening Gala at The Chillon in Spanish Fork. A catered buffet dinner was served, followed by the installation of the 2008-2010 incoming officers by Dr. Linda Margetts, Tabernacle Organist and AGO Regional Counselor of Professional Development. A special Lifetime Service Award and plaque were given to Dr. Parley Belnap, charter member of UVAGO and Professor Emeritus, BYU, in recognition of his dedicated service and distinguished accomplishments in organ education. Dr. John Longhurst, former Tabernacle Organist, was the guest speaker. Special music was provided by chapter member Lella Pomeroy.
October 22: “Organ Spectacular” at the Salt Lake Tabernacle by Thomas Dahl, organist and director of music at St. Peter’s Church in Hamburg, Germany. This recital was presented by the BYU School of Music in commemoration of the AGO’s International Year of the Organ.
November 21: Dr. Douglas E. Bush lecture “Hugo Distler: A 20th-Century Voice from the Past” at Provo Central Stake Center, celebrating Distler’s 100th birthday. Brian Mathias masterfully played Distler’s Partita “Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland” op. 8/1.
January 2: “Ninth Day of Christmas” potluck dinner, caroling, and a discussion led by David Chamberlin on the liturgical elements of the season. Held at Nancy Christensen’s home in Santaquin.
February 22: Hymn-sing by David Chamberlin in the Alpine Tabernacle in American Fork. CANCELED due to electrical problems with the organ. Was rescheduled for April 26.
March 20: All-Bach member recital in commemoration of J.S. Bach’s birth, organized by Claire Rogers in the Provo Central Stake Center. Chapter members who played were Claire Rogers, Susan Jorgensen, Nora Hess, Nathan Hess (11 years old!), Mike Carson, Carol Dean, and Lori Serr.
April 25: “Super Saturday: Training for the Church Organist,” held at Harris Fine Arts Center at BYU. Over 175 church musicians attended. Dr. Don Cook, organ area coordinator in the BYU School of Music, was the keynote speaker. Workshops were held through mid-afternoon. Event was chaired by Lori Serr, chapter board member over Professional Development.
April 26: Hymn-sing with David Chamberlin at the Alpine Tabernacle in American Fork, featuring festive hymn singing and original organ solos by the organist. A 20-minute recital of Bach, Mendelssohn, and Chamberlin preceded the program.
May 15: Chapter “Informal” at the Salt Lake Tabernacle. Chapter members played the Tabernacle organ in an informal setting. Organized by Ruth Ann Hay, chapter board member.
June 23: Ruth Eldredge, an honors music graduate at Brigham Young University in 2007 and a recent Masters of Musicology graduate from Oxford University (England), lectured on the topic, “Bach’s Two-part Inventions: What Can We Learn from Learning the Inventions?” at the State Hospital Chapel in Provo.
July 10: The chapter hosted an informal gathering at the home of member Claudia Johnson in Cedar Hills to meet Region IX councillor Frances (Frankie) Nobert, who was in Utah to attend a Bonneville District leadership meeting the following day. Dr. Nobert played several selections on the Rodgers organ for the 20 people in attendance, and the group enjoyed socializing and refreshments afterward
2007-2008: Dean Nancy Christensen
September 19: Ruth Eldredge gave a power point presentation about her summer spent studying at Cambridge, England and her upcoming graduate studies at Oxford.
October 23: Chapter recital celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Dietrich Buxtehude. Doug Bush and Don Cook also gave presentations.
November 15: Don Cook demonstrated the new Rodgers organ in the Marriott Center
December 16: Christmas recital [canceled]
January 27: Hymn Sing with David Chamberlin
February 28: Lella Pomeroy presentation on French Romantic organ music [canceled]
March 22: Annual Bach chapter recital
April 26: Super Saturday organ workshop for church organists
May 20: An evening with noted composer Frank Ashdown. He shared his life story as a composer then he, Don Cook, David Chamberlin, and Jim Drake played some of his music.
2006-2007: Dean Nancy Christensen
August 27: Joint meeting with the Salt Lake Chapter at First Presbyterian Church
September 11: Opening social—Music Fair. Members perused and listened to new music.
October 3: Chapter recital celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Johann Pachelbel
November 9 : James Drake on the Alexander Method of performance relaxation
December 1: Christmas party at Jeanine Lepinsky’s home. Potluck supper. Played and sang Christmas music.
January 9: Pedagogy evening. Presentations by Parley Belnap, Don Cook, Lori Serr, Carol Dean, and Amy Johnson.
February 7: Ruth Eldredge gave a power-point presentation on her study abroad in Portugal, and David Chamberlin gave a slide presentation of his recent trip and performances in Germany.
March 16: Annual Bach chapter recital
April 28: Super Saturday organ workshop for church organists
May 20: Picnic at the Bigelow organ factory followed by a quiz on hymn trivia from the LDS hymnal.
2005-2006: Dean David Chamberlin
September 29: Opening social. “Music to Make You Laugh and Smile,” held in Dr. Douglas Bush’s office at BYU
October 16: “Come, Let Us Sing to the Lord” David Chamberlin, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Salt Lake City
November 4: Member Romantic Recital at Lella Pomeroy’s LDS Chapel in Springville
December 18: Community Christmas Choir; Douglas Bush, director, and Larry Tomkinson, organist
January 3: Sharing of Hymn Voluntaries by David Chamberlin at LDS Chapel 481 E. Center Street in Orem
February 12: “Tour of Hymns,” Thomas Hinckley at LDS Ward in Santaquin
March 18: Member Bach Recital, Provo Central Stake Center
April 8: “Super Saturday” organ workshop at BYU
May 6: Closing Social: Member Recital / Picnic at the Utah State Hospital Chapel
2004-2005: Dean David Chamberlin
September: Opening AGO Meeting/Social
October: Observation of Suzuki Organ Teacher teaching young students using pedal extensions in Salt Lke City – combined meeting with Salt Lake Chapter
November: Daniel Gawthrop’s Organ Concerto featuring Rick Elliott and BYU-Idaho Symphony Orchestra, Salt Lake Tabernacle
December: Community Christmas Choir led by Douglas Bush
January: Member recital: Evening of Performing Romantic Organ Music
February: Hymn-Sing by Douglas Bush
March: Evening of Performing Bach’s Organ Works
April: Super Saturday Organ Workshop at BYU
May: Closing Member Recital/Potluck at Glenn and Mary Potter’s home in Park City (3-manual Rodgers)
2003 – 2004: Dean Cindy Wells
September: Organs at Richard Adams’ home
October: meeting rescheduled
November: Music for Christmas, organ arrangements
December: Baroque Ensemble, etc.
January: Conducting Skills Workshop
February: Provo Tabernacle Organ Crawl
March: Super Saturday
April: Member Recital
May: Closing social at Gayle Farnsworth’s cabin
2002 – 2003: Dean Cindy Wells
September: Opening Social: Carillon Concert – Neil Thornock
October: Conference Center Organ Crawl
November: Hymn Playing Survival Skills Workshop
December: Carol-Sing at the State Hospital Chapel in Provo
January: “Moral Measure of Music” by Thomas K. Hinckley
February: Theater organ at Mike Ohman’s home
March: Super Saturday Workshop
April: Easter Concert: Lella Pomeroy
May: Member Recital
2001 – 2002: Dean Parley Belnap
September: “Hymn Playing Survival Skills for the Beginner to Advanced Organist”
October: Organ crawl: Lively-Fulcher organ revisited
November: Ken Udy lecture on Alexander Schreiner at the Alpine Tabernacle in American Fork
December: Mapleton Chorale Christmas Concert at the Provo Tabernacle
January: “Alexander Technique” by Dr. James Drake
March: Dr. Don Cook organ recital
April: Super Saturday organ workshop
May: Tour of Bigelow Organ Factory and member recital at the Alpine Tabernacle
2000 – 2001: Dean Parley Belnap
September: Potluck dinner/organ tour at Bigelow Organ Factory
October: Pipes Spectacular at Provo Tabernacle
November: Organ crawl at the U of U Lively-Fulcher Organ
December 20: Mapleton Chorale Christmas Concert in Springville
January: “The Organist as Accompanist” workshop at the Oak Hills Stake Center
February: Hymn-Sing in the BYU deJong Concert Hall
March: Malva Freymuth workshop on “Mental Practice and Imagery for Musicians” at BYU
April: Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza with silent movie at BYU
May: Pipes ‘n’ Potluck: member recital at Heritage Music
1999 – 2000: Dean LuJean Moss
September: BYU Organ Students report on their summer trip to Germany
October: Preludes, Postlude, and Hymns Workshop at the Sunset Stake Center.
November: Dr. Parley Belnap’s report on his experiences at the Jerusalem Center. Held at LuJean Moss’s home
December: Tour of the Cathedral of the Madeleine. Also, master class/recital by Kimberly Marshall
January: “A Festival of Hymns,” a hymn-sing in the Madsen Recital Hall, BYU
March: AGO/BYU Student Award Recital
April: Hymn-Playing Workshop at Heritage Music
1998 – 1999: Dean LuJean Moss
September: Opening Social at LuJean Moss’s home
October: Hymn-Playing Workshop for Youth at the Provo Community Church
November: Workshop on Understanding Organ Registration and Adapting Piano Choir Music to Organ. Held at Heritage Music.
December: Provo City Library presentation (canceled)
January: Second American Classic Organ Symposium on Temple Square in Salt Lake City
February: An Evening of Hymn Singing at the Provo Central Stake Center
March: St. John’s Passion: BYU’s Early Music Ensemble, Cathedral of the Madeleine and Provo Tabernacle
April: Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza at the North Park Stake Center
May: Open House at Bigelow Organ Factory
1997 – 1998: Dean Larry Tomkinson
September: Opening Social at Lion’s Park
October: Christmas music at Sunset Stake Center
November: BYU organ student presentation by Kimberly Keller Moody
December: Christmas get-together at LuJean Moss’s home
January: BYU performance class
February: Hymn-Playing/Organ Techniques Mini-Workshop at Heritage Music.
March: Performance of Bach’s B-Minor Mass by BYU’s Early Music Ensemble
April: Tribute to Robert P. Manookin at Sunset Stake Center
May: Field trip to Hal Stoddard’s “Hooper-nacle” in Hooper, Utah
1996 – 1997: Dean Larry Tomkinson
September: “Festival Organ Exhibit,” picnic, and Carillon Bell concert, BYU
October: Lecture by Ron Poll: “Festival Organ” event
November: Ideas for using hymns for preludes and postludes
December: Get together at LuJean Moss’s home
January: World’s Largest Town Hall Meeting
February: John Ferguson: master class and hymn-sing
March: BYU organ students play Bach
April: James Drake: The Alexander Technique
May: Closing social, potluck dinner at Lee Clark’s home
1995 – 1996: Dean Lella Pomeroy
September: Potluck dinner at Robin Cardon’s
October: Don Cook, “Technology and Tradition: The Computer Age Affects the Organ”
November: David Day, BYU Librarian: Tour of BYU Library
December: no meeting
January: Robert Clark Master Class/Recital, BYU
February: Ron Poll, organ crawl at Provo Tabernacle
March: Open house at Bigelow Organ Factory
April: World’s Largest Organ Recital, AGO Centennial, BYU
May: Closing Social, potluck dinner at Lee Clark’s home
1994 – 1995: Dean Lella Pomeroy
September: Installation dinner for new officers at the Utah County Building
October: Mike Carson: Overview of new organ music available, State Hospital Chapel
November: Gerald Dick: Lecture/demonstration on how to write hymn introductions, interludes, free accompaniments, Community Church
December: no meeting
January: Lella Pomeroy: The Organ as an Accompanying Instrument, Springville
February: Ed Hansen: Master Class, BYU
March: Doug Bush: Lecture on J.S. Bach and his culture. Member recital. Provo Central Stake Center
April: Hymn-sing presented by BYU students, Oak Hills Stake Center
May: Joan Stevens and Parley Belnap: Lecture on Flor Peeters, BYU
1993-1994: Dean Carol Dean
August: Opening Social at Robin Cardon’s Chalet
September: Sandra Soderlund: Lecture on “The Eight Preludes and Fugues,” SLC
October: American Contemporary Repertoire Session
November: Joan Stevens: How to accompany Handel’s “Messiah”
December: Christmas dinner
January: DeeAnn Brinkeroff: “The Elizabethan Virginalists and Their Figural Technique”
February: Dan Berghout: Lecture/recital of Jehan Alain
March: “All Bush Night”: Members played the music of Doug Bush
April: LuJean Moss and Claire Rogers: “Appropriate Music for Sacrament Meeting”
1992 – 1993: Dean Carol Dean
August: Box supper on lawn at BYU. Don Cook, Carillon Concert
September: German Baroque (excluding J.S. Bach)
October: Holiday Music
November: English, Italian, and French Eras
December: Doug Bush, Lecture on J.S. Bach/dinner
January: Joan Stevens and J.J. Keeler: Special Occasion Music
February: Parley Belnap: German Romantic Period
March: Parley Belnap: French Romantic Period
April: Don Cook: European Contemporary Composers
1991 – 1992: Dean Thomas K. Hinckley
September: Panel Discussion: “Programs for Sacred Musical Training and Performance”
October: David Warner: “Sacred Style of Singing”
November: Provo Central Stake Choir rehearsal, discussion with conductor and organist
December: Don Cook: Organist/Choir Interface
January: Arthur Henry King: Discussion on “Renaissance of English Music, 1870- WW II”
February: Mini Workshop on Sacred Music
March: Report on the “Historical Organ in America Conference”
April/May – Celebration on the First Two Centuries of Congregational Hymnody: Luther to Bach.
1990 – 1991: Dean Thomas K. Hinckley
August: Opening Social, Exchange Park
September: Richard and Liz Elliott: “The Sound of Music” by Rodgers and Hammered Strings: A comparison of hymn playing techniques on the piano and organ.
October: Richard Elliott and Parley Belnap: “The Vision of Organ Training at BYU”
November: Parley Belnap and Doug Bush: Lecture on hymn playing
December: Mike Bigelow and David Chamberlin: “Considerations of Organ Tone as it Pertains to the LDS Tradition”
January: Open House at Bigelow Organ Factory February – J.J. Keeler: “Appropriate Prelude and Postlude Music for Worship Services”
March: Thom Hinckley and Doug Bush: “Celebration of Hymns of the Restoration”
April: John Longhurst: “Discussion of playing choral accompaniments on the organ”
1989 – 1990: Dean Scott Mills
August: Opening Social: Nunns Park, Provo Canyon
September: Doug Bush, Lecture on European Organs
October: J.J. Keeler, Piano Practice for Organists, canceled, held in January
November: Ecumenical Service
December: BYU Organ Tour
January: J.J. Keeler
February: James Welsh Recital, SLC
March: Geoff Myers, Late 19th and early 20th century organ composers
April: Thom Hinckley, “The Pipe Paradigm”
May: Chapter Recital, Madsen Recital Hall
1988 – 1989: Dean Scott Mills
August: Opening Social at Jo Oaks’ cabin
September: J.J. Keeler: “The Evolution of Organ Pedagogy from the 19th Century to Present”
October: Bigelow Organ Factory Tour
November: All-Faith Thanksgiving Service
December: Carillon Tower Crawl
January: American Classic Organ Symposium, SLC Tabernacle Organ
February: Thom Hinckley: “What Makes a Good Hymn?”
March: Walter Whipple Recital
April: Chapter Recital: Provo Tabernacle
May: Robert Cundick and Louis Whitman: Lecture at Assembly Hall, Salt Lake City
1987 – 1988: Dean Scott Mills
September: Parley Belnap: Goals of the AGO and BYU Organ Certification Programs
October: James Drake: “Alexander Technique for Relaxation While Performing”
November: Doug Bush: Reconstruction of a 17th Century Lutheran Service
December: Doug Bush: Christmas Music of Scheidt and Buxtehude
January: Karel Paukert: Master class/recital, Assembly Hall, Salt Lake City
February: J.J. Keeler: French Traditions in the Organ Music of J.S. Bach
March: Ralph Woodward: “Appropriate Music for Church Worship”
May: Organ Crawl, Salt Lake City