The Salt Lake Chapter is thrilled to welcome the West Region back to Salt Lake City June 11-15. If you’re only able to join us for 1-2 days, you have the option to register daily. Each day’s registration includes access to all the convention events that day which are available without a separate registration. Transportation is available on a daily basis, as well.
Some optional excursions are available, including a carillon recital by Don Cook, or open console visits to three different M.L. Bigelow pipe organs. There’s plenty of great pre-convention events, too. If you come a day early (Saturday June 10), attend Tabernacle Organist Clay Christiansen’s solo concert on the Tabernacle organ. Sunday morning, attend the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s “Music and the Spoken Word” broadcast. A variety of worship options are available within walking distance.
All schedules listed below are based on utilizing convention transportation from the Salt Lake Sheraton hotel. A more detailed schedule is available on the program page.
Convention begins: Sunday June 11, 7pm
Convention ends: Thursday June 15, 3pm
The daily schedule for full days, Monday June 12 – Wednesday June 14, begins at 8 am with bus loading for a 9 am concert. Buses return to the hotel at various points through the day. Scheduling points are included for meals each day. The hotel is located near to most venues, and is accessible by a short walk, utilizing free light rail transportation downtown, or with a service like Uber if an attendee wishes to return to the hotel on their own. Venues have limited parking and attendees are strongly encouraged to utilize convention transportation to stay on the convention schedule and avoid issues with parking.
Register to attend the 2017 AGO West Region Convention. Select the day(s) below you wish to attend. Please note that due to fixed costs of some convention items included in each day, prices may vary from day to day. It’s also possible that the total of individual days may exceed the full convention registration rate. If you’re attending 3-4 days, you may wish to consider registering for the full convention and just select you will not attend certain events.
Complete convention registration includes access to all basic convention events, including 23 concerts, 15+ lectures, breakout sessions, workshops, and master classes, the regional meeting/banquet, and more. All convention dates (June 11-15) and some pre-convention events are included. Some add-on items are available separately (convention transportation, optional excursions, workshop add-on items, master class performances, etc.). If you plan to use or participate in any of these, be sure to add them to your cart before checking out!
Purchase comfortable, convenient, and affordable convention transportation by bus to all convention events. You may purchase day(s) individually, or purchase the full package for the best savings. Enjoy your convention experience by not worrying about parking, traffic, or scheduling. If you live near Salt Lake City, you can also commute to the hotel, park for free, and board the convention bus!
Two optional excursions are available during the convention schedule on Wednesday June 14. Travel to BYU in Provo, Utah to hear a carillon recital by Don Cook, followed by a tour of the BYU organ department. Or, spend some time at the keyboard with an open console organ tour with Michael Bigelow, President of M.L. Bigelow & Co. as he guides a tour of three of his company’s instruments. Both optional excursions include lunch. Other convention events which are included in the base registration are available during this time block.
Wednesday June 14 11am – 2:45pm
Wednesday June 14 11am – 4:15pm
Several add-on items for workshop and breakout sessions are available here. These include: choral packets (required for choral reading sessions) and master class application slots. Make sure to select the corresponding schedule items on the registration form.
There is no additional cost to participate in or attend either master class. However, those wishing to perform must apply. The master classes run concurrently, so it is not possible to participate in both; however, those interested may apply for both events. Selected participants will be notified in advance of the convention, and will have some time to set registrations and prepare on the master class instruments.
Wednesday June 14, 3pm – First United Methodist Church
Wednesday June 14, 3pm – Cathedral of the Madeleine