American Guild of Organists
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Tim Smith, Dean
Tim Smith, Dean




Dear CFAGO Member,

Please join us for these 2017-2018 Central Florida American Guild of Organists Programs.

September Opening Banquet and Program Date: Friday, 9/29, 6:30 p.m. Venue: Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Host: Paul Kusler Contact Tim Smith for more information (407) 647-3413

November Katelyn Emerson, organ Date: Tuesday, 11/14, 7 p.m. Venue: Morrison United Methodist Church, Leesburg Host: David Bellows

December Christmas Party Date: Friday, 12/29 6:30 p.m. Venue: Rick Robinson's House Host: Rick Robinson


January Open Dinner Meeting with Regional Councillor Homer Ferguson
Date: Watch our FACEBOOK page Venue: Watch our FACEBOOK page

January Pedals, Pipes and Pizza for Young People 
Date: Saturday, January 20, 9 a.m.1 p.m. Venue: Stetson University, Deland, FL.

February Choral workshop, technique and repertoire. Claire Hodge

Date: Tuesday 2/6, 79 p.m. Venue: All Saints Episcopal Church, Winter Park Host: Tim Smith

March Douglas Major, Richard Watson, Organ and Trumpet
Date: Sunday, March 11, 2 p.m. Venue: St. Luke's Episcopal Cathedral, Orlando

April Lynne Davis, organ
Date: Sunday, April 8, 4 p.m. Venue: First United Methodist Church, Orlando

May Closing Banquet and Rising Stars Concert
Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Venue: First United Methodist Church, Oviedo

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 CFAGO Officers  and Executive Committee


  Dean   Timothy Smith  

Sub Dean

Timothy Hanes


Past Dean

Shannon Fore


  Secretary   Richard A. Robinson  


Julie Lushetsky



Ken Stoops




  Randall Krum (2018)   Paul Kusler (2020)
  David Bellows (2018)   Michael Petrosh (2020)
  Dan B. Sellers (2019)      


Non-Voting Executive Committee Members


Dona M. Carmine



Pastor H. Norton Rosebrock


Hospitality Committee

James Rice
Dan Sellers
Elizabeth Sellers


Placement Committee

Dr. Terry Yount


Professional Certification Committee

Dr. William Picher, Chair
Dr. Boyd Jones, Assistant Chair 

Professional Concerns Committee

Joanna Wallace


Publicity Committee

John F. Reilly



Douglas B. Spike



Randall B. Krum


New Organist Fund
The Michael Cohen Scholarship Fund was established in 2008 by Michael's partner Carl Brown, his family and his many, many friends. The New Organist Fund shelters both permanently restricted gifts to named scholarships, and restricted gifts for the support and development of new organists. Each year, this fund provides scholarship assistance for talented Pipe Organ Encounters participants. Many young, aspiring organists benefit from this fund each year, some who otherwise would be unable to attend a Pipe Organ Encounters.  More...... 

Last Modified November 3, 2017