January 13, 2018 (Saturday)

January Jubilee
David Cherwien, Clinician
St. George's Episcopal Church
4715 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205

January Jubilees exist to nurture the many musicians working for religious institutions, and provide opportunities for them to be introduced to the AGO and its work and mission. January Jubilees offer musicians the chance to meet and interact with peers who share an interest in the King of Instruments. Gifted local musicians, clergy and other presenters will offer workshops on interesting and practical topics. David Cherwien will be our main guest clinician.

David M. Cherwien currently serves as Director of Music at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and in 2002 was appointed Music Director for the National Lutheran Choir, also based in the Twin Cities. He holds degrees from the University of Minnesota and Augsburg College, Minneapolis, and he studied for two years at the Berlin Church Music School in Berlin, Germany. Notable teachers include Paul Manz (organ) and Alice Parker (composition). Dr. Cherwien is a widely-published composer of liturgical music for choir and organ; he is also the author of Let the People Sing, a practical guide for those who lead the congregation in song. He has distinguished himself among American organists by his ability to play an entire church service with very little reference to printed music, instead composing or improvising much of what he plays, basing it on the lessons and liturgy appointed for the day.

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The American Guild of Organists (AGO) is the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields. The Guild serves approximately 20,000 members in 330 chapters throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Founded in 1896 as both an educational and service organization, the Guild seeks to set and maintain high musical standards and to promote understanding and appreciation of all aspects of organ and choral music.

The Nashville Chapter was founded in 1933 with 20 members. Today, the chapter has grown to over 200 members representing many churches and universities in the area.

Chapter e-mail address: info@nashvilleago.org

American Guild of Organists, Nashville Chapter
5111 Marc Court
Nashville, TN 37211