Why Your Chapter Should Host a Pipe Organ Encounter

Nicole Marane

Monday, June 20, 10 AM

“Pipe Organ Encounters” is an educational outreach program of the AGO. Since its beginning in 1988, it has grown to include the following programs: POE for teens, POE ADVANCED for teens, POE+ for adults, and POE TECHNICAL for teens and young adults. If you are interested in hosting a POE, or simply want to know more, please join us to learn what is involved and how to do it as simply and efficiently as possible. The growth of your AGO chapter, and the growth of our profession relies on creating new organists. Bring a flashdrive to receive all the documents you need to host and organize a POE.

Australian born Nicole Marane is the Director of the Committee on the New Organist and the Associate Director of Music & Associate Organist at PRUMC in Atlanta, Georgia. Nicole holds the Doctorate of Musical Arts and Master of Music Degree from the Eastman School of Music, where she was a student of Professor David Higgs and was the recipient of a Graduate Teaching Assistant Prize for excellence in teaching. Nicole earned her Bachelor of Music degree with First Class Honors at the Australian National University. Nicole won first prize in the Miami International Organ Competition and the John RodlandMemorial Scholarship Competition. An accomplished performer, Nicole has performed solo organ recitals throughout the world including at prestigious venues such as St. Paul's Cathedral (London), St. Giles' Cathedral (Edinburgh), Grace Cathedral (San Francisco), St Thomas Church Fifth Avenue (New York City), Sydney Town Hall and Melbourne Town Hall (Australia).