Alumnus Eric Bigalke Receives American Guild of Organists Certification
Eric Bigalke (DMA, 2015, organ, student of Dean Billmeyer) has successfully attained the title of Associate of the American Guild of Organists. The AGO, founded in 1896 as an educational organization in New York, awards professional certification to organists and choral directors through rigorous examinations. AAGO certification is attained through examinations in performance, keyboard skills, and improvisation, as well as written tests in ear training, composition, counterpoint, analysis, and music history. Bigalke continues as organist and choirmaster at the Church of St. John in the Wilderness in White Bear Lake, and as Chapel Musician at Breck School in Golden Valley, MN.