Dear Musicians and Friends of the Tri-Cities Musical Community,
There is a new opportunity for student musicians in the Tri-Cities region. Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, the Young Organist Collaborative (YOC) will begin growing the next generation of organists, and we need your assistance.
Your support will enable current piano students to experience the organ as they take their first year of organ lessons, enjoy field trips, and attend master classes. These students will be given a year of organ lessons at no charge to them. Over the course of the school year they will take lessons ever other week, and practice diligently in between lessons to make the most of their experiences. We plan to take them on a fall field trip, and in the spring, have a group lesson with a Master Teacher.
In the Fall of 2015, a fund was formed in memory of the late Randy Farley, a beloved member of the NE Tennessee / SW Virginia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO). The Ago Executive Committee immediately began discussion on how best to utilizer the gifts in memory of Mr. Farley.
Information regarding the YOC sponsored by St. John's Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, New Hampshire came to the attention of the committee. The decision was made to follow the model of this YOC, and begin a similar program in the Tri-Cities.
All proceeds directly benefit our students. All the work is done by our volunteer committee, and the only expenses outside of providing the lessons are the printing and postage to keep your informed of what we are doing.
Your tax-deductible donation will help us to determine how many new students will have the opportunity to participate in lessons starting this coming September.
Please consider any size gift this year as we embark on the adventure of introducing the pipe organ to a new generation. Click here to access our secure on-line giving page. If you would prefer to mail your donation, you may send them to:
NE TN / SW VA AGO
Young Organist Collaborative
P.O. Box 1235
Milligan College, TN 37682
Applications for the 2017-2018 program year are due on May 8th. Auditions for new applicants are being held on May 20th at Seeger Chapel on the Milligan College campus.
We thank you for any contributions you are able to give. Your generosity will allow us to further enrich the musical life of these young musicians.
Larry D. Dodd, Dean Robert Greene, Jr., Chair
NETN / SWVA AGO YOC Board