Join us for the February Flourish, a conference for Church Musicians.

Saturday February 8, 2020 8:00am – 4:00pm
First Presbyterian Church 401 Darst Road and across the street at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Ch. 33 North Clay Avenue Ferguson, Missouri 63135
Register online today!
Registration fee: $30
Students age 22 and younger: $15
Download a PDF form to register by mail.

Non-AGO member participants will be offered a complimentary six-month Guild membership and subscription to The American Organist magazine.

Keynote Speaker: Jim Henry
Where do I begin?

Workshops in:

Organ Workshops

  • Moving from Piano to Organ
  • Improvising Your Improvisation I and II
  • Hymn Reharmonization: A Fresh Method

Handbell Workshops

  • There are Bells in the Closet. Now What?
  • Less than a Full Handbell Choir
  • Beyond the Printed Page

Choral Workshops

  • Building Choral Sound
  • A Kinesthetic Approach to Singing
  • Nurturing Your Children’s Choir
  • Introduction to Chant


  • Finale ® Music Notation Software


8:00-8:45 Registration, Exhibits, Continental Breakfast
9:45-9:15 Opening Remarks
9:15-10:15 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jim Henry
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30 Workshop Session
11:30-1:00 Lunch, Exhibits, Prizes
1:00-2:00 Workshop Session
2:00-2:15 Break
2:15-3:!5 Workshop Session
3:20-3:30 Closing Remarks & Hymn
3:30-4:00 Exhibits

Presenters include:


  • Dr. Karen Black – Chair of the Wartburg University Music Department, Professor of Music; AGO Regional Councillor.
  • David Sinden, Organist & Director of Music at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in St. Louis, Missouri; co-host of podcast “All Things Rite & Musical.”

Choral / Vocal

  • Choral/Vocal · Beth Duello – Director of Music at St. Charles Borromeo Church; Director of Duchesne Branch of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians.
  • Dr. Jim Henry – Director of Choral Studies at University of Missouri-Saint Louis and of the award-winning Ambassadors of Harmony; composer, arranger, educator.
  • Angela Marie Rocchio – Cantor at Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis; Founder of Cathedral Chant School, Peoria, IL.


  • Dolan Bayless, Director of Traditional Music and Worship at Kirkwood United Methodist Church; founder and conductor of ReBELLion Handbell Ensemble.
  • Nancy Helmich, Director of Music, St. Paul United Church of Christ in Lebanon, IL.

Finale® Music Notation and Hymn Arranging

  • Kevin Uppercue – Managing Editor for ECS Publishing Group (E.C. Schirmer, Galaxy, MorningStar Music); composer, organist.

Registration Deadline, January 31, 2020
Register online today!