The American Guild of Organists will host six Pipe Organ Encounters (POE) in summer 2019—four for ages 13-18, an advanced POE for ages 13-18, and a technical POE for ages 16-23. The schedule is as follows:
POE (for ages 13–18)
- July 15–20 Cape Cod, Massachusetts
- July 14–19 Seattle, Washington
- July 28–Aug. 3 St. Louis, Missouri
- Aug. 1–7 Helsinki, Finland
POE Advanced (for ages 13–18)
- June 23–28 Houston, Texas
POE Technical (for ages 16–23)
- July 21–27 River Forest and Oak Park, Illinois
Complete information for each weeklong program can be found at Agohq.org.
Pipe Organ Encounters is an educational outreach program of the American Guild of Organists. Major funding for Pipe Organ Encounters is provided by the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America. Additional support is provided by the American Institute of Organbuilders, the Jordan Organ Endowment, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Permanently endowed AGO scholarships are provided in memory of Charlene Brice Alexander, Robert S. Baker, Seth Bingham, Michael Cohen, Margaret R. Curtin, Clarence Dickinson, Richard and Clara Mae Enright, Virgil Fox, Philip Hahn, Charles N. Henderson, Alfred E. Lunsford, Ruth Milliken, Bruce Prince-Joseph, Douglas Rafter, Ned Siebert, Mary K. Smith, and Martin M. Wick; and in honor of Anthony Baglivi, Philip E. Baker, Gordon and Naomi Rowley, Frederick Swann, Morgan and Mary Simmons, and the Leupold Foundation.