Magazine article The American Organist

AGOYO Southeast Mentor Program: What Is It and Why Is It Important to You ?

Magazine article The American Organist

AGOYO Southeast Mentor Program: What Is It and Why Is It Important to You ?

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DO YOU REMEMBER how formative your mentors were to you? The church organist you looked up to? The children's choir director who became a second parent and your biggest supporter and enthusiast at all your recitals? As a musician, mentors serve a formative role in a young musician's career. Often, young organists can be quite isolated, with few people in their town or area who have an understanding of the organ or of church music. The AGOYO Southeast Mentor Program is designed to reach out and provide to young organists a way to connect with someone established in the field who can educate, enlighten, and inspire them to continue their studies, and grow as a person and as a musician.

To join the AGOYO Southeast Mentor Program, young organists can fill out the form requesting a mentor (found at Southeastagoyo.com/mentors). Then the board of AGOYO Southeast will pair them with a mentor. The mentor may not be in their local area, or even in their state. However, the mentor will be ready to interface with them via social media, email, Skype, or other communication methods for at least an hour each month. The mentor will serve as a sounding board for the student's questions and concerns about everything in the organ world from ciphers to choral conducting. On the form, the board asks that the student specify a particular area in which they have interest or have questions. This is so that the board can best pair each student with a mentor who has strength and knowledge in that area. …

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