Teaching Church Music in North America: An Old Vocation in a New Millennium
March 11-14, 2009
Online registrations are now closed.
Limited registrations will be sold onsite at the Omni Hotel from 2:00PM-3:30PM during conference check-in. Payment by personal check only; credit cards not accepted for on-site registration.
Registration fee ($210 standard/$110 Student).
155 Temple Street
New Haven, 06510
Demographic, cultural, and theological shifts in recent years have had a great impact on Christian worship in North America. This conference will explore these factors, and participants will discuss the many opportunities and challenges involved in the field of church music today. These proceedings will be of interest and value to church musicians and those who train them.
The 15th AGO National Conference on Organ Pedagogy will be held in New Haven, CT from March 11-14, 2009. The conference will be hosted by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, an interdisciplinary graduate center dedicated to the study and practice of sacred music, worship, and the arts. The four-day conference will be held at the Institute, in the Sterling Divinity Quadrangle, as well as other locations at Yale University, and in downtown New Haven.
Master class sessions on teaching
Church Music Curricula
Click here to view the AGO conference schedule.
View a MAP of the downtown conference locations.
You can register at www.regonline.com/AGO_pedagogy_2009
Travel and Hotel
New Haven, CT is located 90 minutes northeast of New York City and 2 hours southwest of Boston, MA by car or train.
New Haven is accessible via Hartford, CT (BDL), NYC (JFK, LGA, EWR) and New Haven (HVN). Depending on your city of origin, flights to Hartford & New Haven typically require a connection, while flights to New York city offer more direct flights.
Once you've arrived at the airport, ground transportation to New Haven is as follows: From Hartford or New York City travel is available via CT Limo or Prime Time airport shuttles. From New Haven, Metro Taxi can be reached at (203) 777-7777.
Travel via train to New Haven's Union Station is availble via Amtrak or Metro North from New York's Grand Central Terminal.
New Haven is situated at the interchange of I-91 and I-95. You can map directions to New Haven here.
The conference hotel is the Omni Hotel in downtown New Haven. A limited number of rooms have been allotted for conference attendees at the special rate of $149 per night. Reserve early to avoid disappointment! Please reference the Yale AGO conference when booking at the Omni.
Click here to access the Omni Hotel conference rate.
Conference check-in begins at the Omni Hotel beginning at 2 pm on Wednesday, March 11.
Other hotels in the downtown area are: the Courtyard at Yale, the New Haven Hotel, and Premier Hotel and Suites.
A guide to downtown parking is at
Symposium on Preaching and Music
Preceding the conference will be a 3-day symposium on preaching and music, Listening is Performing, Performing is Listening, from March 8-10.
Yale Institute of Sacred Music