Chapter News

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 […]

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 […]

Performance Opportunities at Provo Community Church

Our friends at Provo Community Church are eager for us to perform at their facility. They are currently involved in renovating the building and have plans to install a pipe organ in the sanctuary. Fund raising events are in progress, and PCC would love for our members to perform at some of these events. They […]

The Organ Music of Norberto Guinaldo

The music scores and recordings of Argentine-born organist/composer Norberto Guinaldo have been preserved online at GuinaldoPublications.com. Of interest to LDS organists are the meditations and fantasies on LDS hymns, as well as many familiar liturgical hymns and carols. Guinaldo’s music is of the highest caliber. Church organists, recitalists, and congregations will benefit greatly by being […]

In Tribute to Douglas E. Bush

On Friday, October 17, 2014, the UVAGO chapter held an inspiring member recital to honor our friend and colleague, Dr. Douglas E. Bush, who passed away on October 4, 2013.  The recital was held at the Oak Hills Stake Center, 925 E. North Temple Drive, in Provo.  Doug had a significant and lasting influence in […]

Pedals, Pipes, & Pizza!

Pedals, Pipes, & Pizza is a partial-day event designed to give children and youth a brief introduction to the pipe organ and its music. The Utah Valley chapter hosts this event each year.