During the American Guild of Organists national convention in Seattle, Washington, in early July, AGO President Michael Bedford presented Roger W. Sherman the organization’s President’s Award. Created in 1988, the AGO President’s Award is presented biennially to recognize outstanding contributions to the art of the organ in the United States. Previous award winners include Christoph Wolff, Michael Barone, Fred Swann, and Edward A. Hansen.
Sherman has been active in the music and artistic life of Seattle for many years. He is associate organist emeritus of St. Mark’s Cathedral, artistic director emeritus of the Orcas Choral Society, and served as executive director of the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies. Sherman is the owner of the Gothic Catalog, which offers numerous organ and choral recordings. For more than 25 years he has been host and producer of Organ Loft, broadcast on radio in Seattle and Eugene, Oregon, the second-longest-running program on KING-FM.
For information: agohq.org and gothic-catalog.com.
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