Dear San Jose AGO members:

Welcome to summer, and to a new format for communications from your AGO chapter. This is Margaret Kvamme, and I look forward to my role as your new newsletter editor. I’ve decided to make things plain and simple. You’ll be receiving your Summer Edition 2022 newsletter through this Mailchimp platform. It will look very different from the PDFs that Ken Talbot so faithfully and fastidiously put together. (Thank you, Ken, for your many years keeping us informed!)

Mailchimp emails can easily be read on a smart phone or tablet (larger screens work, too). You may also print it out if preferred. I don’t plan to send newsletters through snail mail; look to your inbox for a newsletter every few months. The first one will come arrive around June 15. If you have items for the summer newsletter (instruments for sale, concert calendar from 6/15 – 8/15, articles of interest, photos etc. please send them to me by June 8 by clicking the button below:

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Meanwhile, it’s time to let young piano students and piano teachers know about an exciting event sponsored by the Palo Alto/Peninsula AGO chapter. This is geared towards youngsters who have never encountered the organ. You can forward this entire Mailchimp email to potential students and teachers, directing them to the gold textbox below. Let’s build up interest in the King of Instruments!

Pipe Organ Adventure

August 6

Who: students entering grades 5 - 12 (especially piano, band, and other music students)

What: introduction to the pipe organ and a chance to play several organs; plus connection to area organ teachers

Faculty: Angela Kraft Cross, Margaret Kvamme, and Jin Kyung Lim

Where: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Palo Alto, 600 Colorado Ave.

When: Saturday, August 6

9:00 am – 12:30 pm to include lunch

Details: A responsible adult (18+) is required to accompany the student during the event. Registration is required (but it’s free).

Register by June 15 by clicking this button:

Registration for P.O.A.