Chapter News

Online resources for mentors of youth organists

Music teachers are invited to learn resources about introducing children to the organ, including Organ First! Nora Hess, a member of our chapter and an adjunct faculty member in organ at BYU developed this innovative curriculum to teach elementary-aged children how to play the organ as their first instrument without any prior music training. Nora introduces OrganFirst! […]

March 2021 Bach & Baroque Recital Links

BAROQUE PIECES & CHAPTER PERFORMERS –Buxtehude – Fuga in C Major, Bux WV 174, performed by Katherine Rosenvall –J.S. Bach – Wachet auf BWV 645 performed by Heidi Rodeback –J.S. Bach – Herzlich tut mich Verlangen, BWV 727, performed by John Hoopes on Hauptwerk using Azzio sample set –J.S. Bach – Wo solo ich fliehen […]

Handouts & PowerPoint for Embellishing Hymns – UVAGO February Organ Challenge

At the February 26, 2021, Zoom workshop, Heidi Rodeback, Jack Stoneman, and Mike Carson discussed methods for embellishing hymns. Specifically: how to embellish a sacrament hymn, how to find and use a last-verse harmonization, and how to solo out the melody. HANDOUTS for Embellishing Hymns  POWERPOINT for Embellishing Hymns LINK to Zoom meeting,  Passcode: 9HxH7gR%

Piping Up! Organ Concerts at Temple Square

The five accomplished Tabernacle and Temple Square organists, Richard Elliott, Andrew Unsworth, Brian Mathias, Linda Margetts, and Joseph Peeples, plus occasional guest organists, are featured in a new online concert stream: Every Wednesday at noon (mountain) 30-minute concerts, each featuring a different organist Streamed on The Choir’s YouTube channel, Broadcasts.ChurchofJesusChrist.org, TheTabernacleChoir.org.

March 2020 Bach Birthday Recital Online

The Utah Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists presents Bach Birthday Recital Formerly scheduled for Friday, March 20, 2020 7:00 p.m. Provo Central Stake Center 450 North 1220 West, Provo, Utah Presented on-line in compliance with Governor Herbert’s restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Click on the link for each title of the […]

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 […]