Events 2023

Open Workshop – February 11, 2023

Our next workshop is Feb 11, 2023 at 1 pm at St Michael and Angels Episcopal Church, 601 Moñtano Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107. Our presenter is Ingela Onstad. This workshop is open to all AGO members, plus other musicians and performers are also invited. Please share this with your friends and colleagues.

“Understanding and Coping with Performance Anxiety”

Join high performance coach Ingela Onstad of Courageous Artistry in her signature workshop, where she will address and demystify stage fright, looking at its biological roots in order to gain deeper understanding. Participants will also walk away with skills and tools to benefit mind, body, and emotions so they are well-equipped to manage the nervousness that accompanies life in the performing arts

About Ingela Onstad

Ingela Onstad is a High Performance Coach for performing artists and other professionals in the public eye, as well as a professional soprano, psychotherapist, and board-certified coach. Her coaching business, Courageous Artistry, supports performing artists in their quest to perform at the top of their abilities. She helps performers address emotional wellbeing and mindset in order to help them take massive action towards creating or maintaining their dream careers.

She has thousands of hours of clinical experience as a therapist with a variety of ages and issues, but helping performers is her true passion. Ms. Onstad has presented on the topic of performance anxiety at dozens of institutions across the United States and Canada.

In addition, Ms. Onstad is soprano who has enjoyed a varied international career in opera, concert work, and contemporary music. Operatic highlights include performances throughout Germany, Canada, and the United States. She continues to maintain an active performing career.

To find out more about Ingela or to get in touch for a free consultation, visit her at:

This workshop is free and open to friends of the Guild as well as members.

Quimby Regional Young Organist Competition

For teachers! For young organists!
RYOC will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 11 am-2pm at St. Luke Lutheran.

Practice time will be provided for each of the competitors on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th, and a short warmup
before the competition on Saturday morning.

Albuquerque will be a host city for the 2023  Quimby Regional Young Organists Competition for students born after 1/1/2000. Cash prizes will be awarded, and the winner will play a recital in the 23/24 season here in Albuquerque. In addition, the Albuquerque winner will compete at the Southwest Regional Convention next June for a spot in the Rising Stars Concert at the National Convention in 2024 in San Francisco.  Watch for the announcement of the rules and the playing requirements in the January TAO. 

Members’ Recital and Annual General Meeting

Sunday, June 4 at 3 pm
Cathedral of St. John!!!

More info later.

Other events of interest

Not sponsored by our Chapter but may be of interest to our members.

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