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2022 Long Beach

Pipe Organ Encounters (POE) is a highly successful outreach program sponsored by the American Guild of Organists.  The 2022 POE in Long Beach will offer teenagers an amazing opportunity to learn more about the pipe organ and its construction; to receive instruction from experienced, world-renowned faculty; to hear and play outstanding instruments located in Southern California; and to meet and interact with peers who share an interst in the "King of Instruments."

Additional information may be found on the American

Guild of Organists website here.

Applications may be found at here.

Scholarship information may be found here.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions


Long Beach

Location & INFO

Housing to be determined.

Activities will include daily organ lessons, workshops, recitals, and field trips (e.g. Long Beach's Aquarium of the Pacific).

Featured instruments include:

– Aeolian-Skinner, III manuals, 55 ranks,

Covenant Presbyterian Church

– Austin, III manuals, 32 ranks,

St. Luke's Episcopal Church

– Möller, V manuals, 70 ranks,

First Congregational Church

– Noehren, III manuals, 38 ranks,

St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church

– Wicks, III manuals, 39 ranks,

Bay Shore Community Congregational Church

– Zimmer, III manuals, 47 ranks,

First Lutheran Church


* Instruments are subject to change without notice.

Image by Ben Wicks


Start: Sunday, June 26, 2022

Tentative Registration Times - 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Finish: Friday, July 1, 2022

Tentative Final Dismissal Time - 12:00 p.m.

Early Registration Deadline:

March 1, 2022

Final Registration Deadline:

May 1, 2022

Image by Dayne Topkin


Faculty will include distinguished concert organists and church musicians, including: Cherry Rhodes, Tom Mueller, and Hyunju Hwang.

* Faculty is subject to change without notice.

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