Damin Spritzer A note from the Sub-Dean

Dear Fellow SPAGO Members,

Welcome to our Fall 2016 slate of programs! I am delighted to be your Sub-Dean and look forward to serving. We are so looking forward to the season and have enjoyed planning a really varied series of events. We are also excited that we will have multiple opportunities to partner with the American Organ Institute at OU, and with our sister AGO chapter in Oklahoma City.

Our season begins with a Convocation Vespers and a catered dinner on Friday night, August 26th, at St. Thomas More University Parish. Participants in the service include chapter members, faculty, OU alumni, and our AGO President, Dr. Michael Bedford.

Dr. Tim Sharp, the president of the American Choral Directors Association, will be presenting a workshop for us (location TBC) on November 11th, and will be teaching basic conducting skills for organists.

Dr. John Schwandt, noted concert organist and the head of the organ department at OU, will be featured later this year in a narrated and accompanied performance of “Peter and the Wolf,” aimed specifically at the elementary schools of our communities. (Dr. Schwandt will also be featured in his 11th Annual Holiday Pipes concert at OU on December 9th, and admission will be free!).

I look forward to seeing you all!

Pax et bonum,
Damin Spritzer
Sub-dean, Southern Plains Chapter

Fall Events

Convocation Vespers, Installation of Officers, and AGO Dinner
Friday, August 26, 2016
Seven o’clock in the evening

100 Stinson Street, Norman
www.stm-ou.org - 405.321.0990

OU Faculty Recital featuring Dr. Damin Spritzer
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Three o’clock in the afternoon

500 W Boyd St, Norman
aoi.ou.edu - 405.325.4101

SPAGO Conducting Workshop featuring Dr. Tim Sharp, President of ACDA
November 11, 2016
Seven o’clock in the evening

Location TBA

OU Holiday Pipes featuring Dr. John Schwandt
December 9, 2016
Seven o’clock in the evening

500 W Boyd St, Norman
aoi.ou.edu - 405.325.4101