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Message from the Dean

The fall season is already in full swing at many churches, colleges, and synagogues.  Likewise, our chapter’s program year is about to begin.  Please consult this newsletter and our chapter’s wonderful website at www.nycago.org for details about the exciting events that our sub-dean, Robert McCormick and the Program Committee have put together for our education and enjoyment this season.  

Sometimes, as busy New Yorkers, we fail to appreciate the wonders that are in our own backyard.  One chance to remedy that situation will be our Organ/Architecture Tour of the Upper Westside of Manhattan on Columbus Day.  We will hear several fine instruments and a recital by the winner of our chapter’s young artist competition, Noah Wynne-Morton. All while enjoying the architecture and scenery of one of Manhattan’s loveliest neighborhoods.  There are also plenty of fine restaurants for a meal with friends and colleagues either before or after the tour.  I hope to see you many of you then!

Wishing you all the best,

Frank L. Crosio, FAGO
Organ & Architecture Tour of the Upper West Side:
Monday, October 8, 2007

Our annual Columbus Day event begins this year at 1:00 PM at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 225 West 99th Street (at Amsterdam Avenue).  Noah Wynne-Morton, winner of the chapter’s organ competition, will present a recital on the von Beckerath organ.  We will also visit the Roman Catholic Church of the Ascension, on West 107th Street, and Corpus Christi Church.  At Corpus Christi, Kyle Babin, a DMA candidate at the Manhattan School of Music, will offer a demonstration of the Holtkamp organ.

Professional Certification Examination Program 2007


New City Chapter Examination Site 

The New York City Chapter provides an examination site for the Professional Certification Program.  The Professional Certification Program was one of the original purposes of the AGO at it’s founding and remains an important part of its ongoing mission today.  Chartered in 1896 by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York, the AGO certification program has respected academic credentials. 

This year’s successful candidates who have come through our exam center are:

David Enlow, FAGO winner of the Fellowship prize and S. Lewis Elmer Award
Mr. Enlow is organist and choirmaster at the Church of the Resurrection in NYC.

Christopher Sahar, SPC
Mr. Sahar is a student of Richard Erickson.

Congratulations to both our successful candidates, and many thanks to Dr. Mary Monroe AAGO, ChM, the chapter coordinator for the exams, and Bernadette Hoke, CAGO who graciously provided this year’s exam site at her church.
From the Registrar

Last call for late renewals!

About 150 members of our chapter have not yet renewed for 2007-2008. If you have not already sent in your dues for 2007-08, the next newsletter will be your last.  Please contact the registrar, Eric Birk at 212-932-0551 or by email to regstrar@nycago.org if you need to find out if your dues are current.  A form can be found here: http://nycago.org/html/NYCMemb.html

Welcome new members:

Douglas H. Frew (O/C- Christ Church Evangelical Anglican, NYC)
Eugene A. Lavery (student at The Juilliard School)
Douglas M. Sullivan (student at The Juilliard School)

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