December 2016
A New Chapter Initiative

NSAGO Dean Andrea Handley
NSAGO Dean Andrea Handley

Andrea Handley

Your NSAGO board met last month, and discovered that our recent attention to rebuilding our efforts in the area of chapter scholarships dovetails beautifully with the recent national AGO initiative that I wrote about last month in the Dean’s Column – the Committee on New Organists, headed by Isabelle Demers.

Based on our discussion at the last board meeting, this message below is from sub-dean Sharon Peterson:

Building on Isabelle Demers’ National AGO initiative from the Committee on the New Organist, the North Shore Chapter’s Scholarship Subcommittee is offering three free organ lessons and one year’s membership in the chapter. The committee’s goal is to offer five scholarships, so members are encouraged to complete the teacher application form ( to offer three lessons free of charge. Participating as a teacher is a good tool for increasing his/her studio, and the chapter would benefit from new members. Please consider this vital program.

Members are also encouraged to let the sub-committee know of piano teachers, churches, synagogues, who might have students to recommend. Please submit to Students may be children, youth, or adults. The chapter’s Scholarship fund will provide the membership fee – regardless of age.

The promotional materials and application will be distributed during the Spring of 2017, after which the sub-committee will pair teachers with students. (This will be based on both expertise and location.) Lessons will be offered during the Summer of 2017.

Thank you, in advance, for your active support.

Sharon Peterson, sub-dean

Have a wonderful Advent and Christmas, everyone, and see you at the Epiphany party on Friday, January 6!  Watch for an evite to come.

Andrea Handley, Dean

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