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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

Nick Banks of Pedals & Pipework

Nick Banks is, as he puts it, “a young, single-adult college student” with a passion for playing organs, especially pipe organs.  He routinely searches for and locates pipe organs in churches, concert halls, event centers, and other venues in the vicinity of his home in Utah County and reports his findings on a blog.  Most […]

David Chamberlin Featured on Pipedreams: Salt Lake Celebration

David Chamberlin was featured recently with other well-known area organists on a Pipedreams program that aired on the radio the week of August 10, 2015. The program consisted of excerpts from inaugural concerts played on Utah-built Bigelow pipe organs at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral and St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Salt Lake City. Chamberlin, the […]

Congratulations to Tyler Boehmer!

Congratulations to Tyler Boehmer, who won the AGO/Quimby Regional Convention for Young Organists on Saturday, June 27, 2015, and performed a solo concert at Clairemont Lutheran Church in San Diego on Monday, June 29, in conjunction with the 2015 West Region Convention. His concert included works of J.S. Bach, Louis Vierne, and Marcel Dupre. Tyler […]

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Provides Performance Venue

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 50 West 200 North, in Provo is eager for us to continue using their facility for chapter events and musical programs. They would like to encourage our chapter members to use their venue for organ, instrumental, and vocal recitals. If you are interested in playing at St. Mary’s, you can contact […]