` The Memphis Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
From the Dean...

To say that I am honored to serve as your Dean for the upcoming program year would be the understatement of the century. Now that the reality is starting to settle in, I look forward to serving you and welcome the opportunity to represent such an historic chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

I also would like to extend my sincerest gratitude to the Program Committee for their efforts in creating what I hope will be an exciting and eclectic offering of programs for the upcoming year. As I said in the May meeting, we attempted to give consideration to the programs using the following criteria:

1. Appeal to our core group of members,

2. Opportunity for professional growth, and

3. Opportunity to inspire future organists.

I am very excited about the calendar that this committee has helped to create and hope that there is something there for everyone to enjoy and benefit from.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve and for the ongoing support that the Memphis Chapter of the American Guild of Organists offers to musicians all across our region. With your help we will continue inspire excellence in church music throughout our region while supporting each other.

—Robert Klingbeil

From the outgoing Dean...

As I wrap up my tenure as Dean of the fabulous Memphis chapter, I want to thank you for your support! Thank you also for the lovely framed certificate given to me at May’s meeting. It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve you. Thank you also to members of the Executive committee and bylaws revision committee who have served this past year. I am turning the ‘keys’ over to the capable Robert Klingbeil whom I know loves this chapter as much as I do. He and his program committee have come up with some nice and varied programs for next year.

As I said in last month’s newsletter, I hope you will take time to relax this summer. Enjoy some vacation time with family and friends.

Hope to see you at the Summer Recital Series.

—Carolyn Mason

AGO Memphis is a local chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields.

The Chapter was chartered February 1914 as the Tennessee Chapter and rechartered in 1954 as the Memphis Chapter, the Original Tennessee Chapter.

Programs are open to the public and free. We welcome you to join us anytime. Visit our programs page for a schedule.

Membership is open. To anyone. Music skill is not required, only interest. Visit our membership page to learn more.