This month’s Dean’s Column is a smorgasbord of important news items for our membership:
- Plans for the Chicago area memorial service for Dick Enright are evolving. The service will be Tuesday, May 9, at 7:00pm at Fourth Presbyterian Church (126 E. Chestnut, Chicago). See our calendar event for information on parking: http://northshoreago.org/event/chicago-area-memorial-service-for-richard-enright/ Following is the link to a write-up on Dick’s life and on the ‘Richard Enright Scholarship’ fund that will be housed at AGO national in his memory: RGE Scholarship Fund.
- Spring is fast approaching, and the Scholarship Committee encourages you to consider offering to teach three free lessons this summer to a qualified applicant. The student would also receive a year’s membership in the North Shore AGO chapter. This is an excellent way to encourage children, youth, and adults to study the organ for the first time – or again. It also increases our membership and introduces our chapter to new friends and families of the recipients. Please indicate your willingness by completing the Organ Scholarship Participant Teacher Application. You can fill it out electronically at this link: (http://northshoreago.org/the-new-organist-initiative/) We’d also appreciate your distributing the Organ Scholarship Participant Student Application. It can be found at the following link: NSAGO Scholarship Student form.
- Please check out the Other News section at the end of this Overtones, as there are several summer educational opportunities listed that will be of interest – POEs across the country, a class on Gregorian Chant in Chicago, and the area convention in Youngstown, OH.
- Make sure to check out the ‘new and revised’ Substitute List (http://northshoreago.org/substitutes/). I’ve had numerous corrections to information, so it should all be current and accurate now.
Andrea Handley, Dean