A Message from the Dean

Dear colleagues,

You may remember this wise AGO President’s message from John Walker in the October 2015 issue of TAO. “Embracing our diversity as members of AGO—the young and formerly young, those with advanced and those with not-so-advanced skills, those who play digital instruments and those who play pipe organs, urbanites and residents of rural communities…let us celebrate this inclusive community of mutual support, which will attract others to membership.”

Our friend’s wisdom melts away perceptions that the Guild is a closed shop. We need to sustain this ‘embracing’ and I see it in so many of you, particularly at Chapter meetings. You welcome newcomers and guests. You support on another’s recitals and even personal endeavors. John closed his message with advice to pursue empathy; “When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind.”

Doug Starr