2022 Presidents’ Day Conference

February 21, 2022

The NYCAGO Presidents’ Day Conference returns in-person this year for what promises to be a wonderful day of music making. Entitled “New York Central”, the day will focus on composers, improvisors, and performers associated with the Big Apple.

The registration table will open at 9:30 AM. (There is no pre-registration.) The Conference’s events are free for NYCAGO Chapter and dual members. The general public is most welcome and all-day tickets may be purchased the day-of for $40. Public tickets for those attending only the 3:30 PM recital are $20.

Both churches require proof of vaccination for all attendees and masks must be worn while inside.

Contact NYCAGO Sub Dean James Wetzel (jamesdaviswetzel@gmail.com) for more information. If you are interested in advertising in the conference book, please reference page 5 of this month’s newsletter

The Brick Presbyterian Church

Park Avenue at 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Raymond Nagem, Host
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Organ Info

10:00 AM: Improvised Stations of the Cross by David Enlow and Kalle Toivio, followed by the Presentation of the 2021 International Performer of the Year award to Paul Jacobs.
11:30 AM: Lunch in the neighborhood

Church of the Heavenly Rest

1085 Fifth Avenue at 90th Street
New York, NY 10128
Janet Yieh, host

Church Website
Organ Info

1:00 PM: At the Crossroads of Composition and Improvisation – Panel Discussion with Dr. David Hurd and Bruce Neswick (Janet Yieh, moderator)
2:00 PM: An Overview of 20th Century Sacred Music in New York – Lecture by Neal Campbell
3:00 PM: Coffee Break
3:30 PM: Our Credal Faith – Hymn Festival of New York City Composers by Bruce Neswick [including works by Calvin Hampton, Gerre Hancock, Amanda Husberg, David Hurd, Bruce Neswick, McNeil Robinson, John Weaver, and Alec Wyton]
5:00 PM: Conference concludes