Region II, Westchester,
NY March 6, a workshop on improving technical skills for those
interested in taking the AGO certification examinations was led
by Jan-Piet Knijff at the Church of St. Barnabas in Irvington-on
Hudson (Donald Butt, director of music). His presentation centered
on a studied approach to developing practical keyboard skills
and theoretical concepts of harmonization, transposition and improvisation.
Several members and guests played for Dr. Knijff’s comments.
The program was cosponsored with the Fairfield West (Conn.) Chapter,
and was also attended by members of the Central Hudson Valley
(N.Y.) and New York City chapters. Lunch, cooridnated by Sub-dean
Alice Avouris and prepared by chapter members, was surved in the
parish hall. --- John Cecconi
as published in The
American Organist, June, 2010