February Flourish

Inspiration for the Soul ~ Inspiration for the Mind ~ Inspiration for the Body –

A Church Music Workshop

HAPPENED Saturday, February 9

Kirkwood United Methodist Church | 201 West Adams Avenue | Kirkwood, Missouri  63122


The Saint Louis Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
thanks you for your attendance, support, and participation.

We will be posting and sharing more materials from this event.


February Flourish — Schedule (Summary)

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Kirkwood United Methodist Church in Kirkwood, Missouri

Saint Louis Chapter of the American Guilds of Organists

Saturday, February 9 

 Workshops, Presentations and Networking


8:00-8:45 a.m.                    Registration

8:45-9:05 a.m.                    Opening Gathering in the Sanctuary – “Inspiration for the Soul”

9:15-10:15 a.m.                  Workshop Session I

10:15-10:30 a.m.                Break and Browsing

10:30-11:30 a.m.                Workshop Session II

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.          Lunch and Program in the Multi-Purpose Room/Gym

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.            Workshop Session III

2:00-2:15 p.m.                    Break and Browsing – Multi-Purpose Room/Gym

2:15-3:15 p.m.                    Workshop Session IV

3:20-3:30 p.m.                    Closing remarks and closing hymn

3:45 p.m.                            Exhibits close – Thank you for joining us today!


Workshop Presenters


Organ: Andrew Peters, Director of Music at Second Presbyterian Church, Saint Louis, MO; Recitalist and Assistant Conductor of the Metropolitan Orchestra of Saint Louis.

Dr. Rose Whitmore, Professor and College Organist, Principia College, Elsah, IL.

Dr. Barbara Raedeke is on the Applied Music and Organ faculty of Washington University in Saint Louis, serves as Organist and Choir Director at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Saint Louis, and is a past AGO Chapter Dean.


Choral/Vocal: Dr. Stephen Mager, DM, AAGO, ChM Conductor, Masterworks Chorale; Music Director, Bethel Lutheran Church, St. Louis, MO.


Handbells: Dolan Bayless, Director of Traditional Music and Worship at Kirkwood United Methodist Church in Kirkwood, MO; founder and conductor of ReBELLion Handbell Ensemble.


Finale Music Notation and Opening Organ Piece: Jeff White, CAGO Associate Director of Music and Organist, Historic Trinity Lutheran Church, Soulard, MO.


AGO Certification: Dawn Riske, CAGO Director of Music Ministries, Christ the King Church in University City, MO; past AGO Chapter Dean.


Concordia Publishing House Choral and Organ Sessions: Jacob B. Weber, Associate Editor of Music/Worship at Concordia Publishing House, Saint Louis, MO; composer.


MorningStar Music Choral Session: Mark W. Lawson, President of ECS Publishing Group, Fenton, MO; Interim Music Director at Kirkwood Baptist Church.


MorningStar Music Organ Session: Chuck Peery, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Webster Groves, MO, composer, past director of Gateway Ringers and AGO Chapter Dean; and Kevin Uppercue, Managing Editor for ECS Publishing Group, Fenton, MO, composer, Interim Organist at Kirkwood Baptist Church.


Organist for Closing Hymn: Karen Black, DM, AGO Regional Councillor, Music Department of Wartburg College, Waverly, IA.