Pipe Organ Projects for Youngsters (POPs for KIDs)
This workshop generously sponsored-in-part by the Wichita Chapter of the AGO
We would be pleased for others to review the online teaching program in advance, and happy for word on any new and special programs other chapters are using to interest young people in the organ. To review the program, please go to http://kids.agowichita.org/education.php
For advance contact with the discussion leader about any such programs, please e-mail Carrol Hassman, firstname.lastname@example.org
How does your chapter introduce young people to the pipe organ? The Wichita (KS) AGO Chapter’s POPs for KIDs program give’s a hands-on demonstration of its new Online Teaching Unit, and facilitates discussion among other chapters about their own programs for young people. The Wichita Chapter welcomes your participation and word of your own chapter efforts.
Long-time Guild member Carrol Hassman (Salina, Wichita, Boston) is currently dean of the Wichita chapter of the AGO. He has been active on the Wichita chapter’s Scholarship Committee for many years, and was part of the POPs for KIDs committee that developed the new Online Teaching Unit. He looks forward to demonstrating the Teaching Unit for other chapters, and hearing about their own efforts to attract young people to the pipe organ. The POPs for KIDs program began in 1991, led by the pioneering work of chapter member Irene Shaw. POPs has arranged pipe organ demonstrations and special concerts for school children and developed pipe organ teaching materials for use by grade school teachers. Now in its third decade, POPs has recently released a new Online Teaching Unit, usable by individuals or in classrooms.