Convention Fellows applicants should apply online here
Applicants must have existing and active accounts on the following social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Applicants will solicit one letter of reference from a teacher, pastor, or other mentor that testifies to the applicant’s suitability for, and potential for success within, this fellowship program. Letters should be submitted via email directly by the reference, either in the email body or via PDF attachment, to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15, 2014.
Applicants are to submit YouTube links to three separate videos:
- The first video should share a bit about yourself: your background, schooling, and your goals for the future. Be sure to also tell us something about yourself that has nothing (or little) to do with the pipe organ!
- The second video should demonstrate your ability to effectively and concisely explain a concept about the pipe organ to a non-organist. For example, you might explain about pipes themselves: how they speak, why there are so many, what happens once someone presses a key, etc.
- The third video should tell us why you want to be a Convention Fellow. What excites you about being an organist, and why do you want to share that excitement with the general public?
Each video should be roughly sixty seconds in length and need not be of exceptional production quality—a smartphone reel might be good enough, so long as all aspects of the video are easily intelligible and there is no distortion. The important thing is to present yourself as a friendly and mature ambassador for the organ, capable of answering questions about yourself and about our instrument—the very types of questions community members will want to know! Creativity in presentation is encouraged, but not required—only coherent information with a friendly, enthusiastic demeanor is required. Of course, you, the applicant, should be featured prominently.
Be sure that your YouTube videos are listed as either Public or Unlisted, so that we can view them with the link you provide.
Upon completion of the selection process, the sixteen Fellows’ videos will be made publicly available and shared with the AGO’s membership.