We are excited to announce that Dallas Chapter AGO member, Ethan Gainer, achieved his FAGO certification this past May, 2017, and won the FAGO prize for the highest overall score in the exam. With that comes a gift of $600. He self-studied in preparation for his guild exams, using past exams and available articles and prepared materials by our national certification team. Congratulations to Ethan on this major achievement! Ethan is Organist/Assistant Director of Music for Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Rockwall, Texas and has 18 years of experience as a church musician, with long years of accompanying experience as well.
In 2015 he also won the top prize for the CAGO certification. Ethan holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Texas A&M University, with piano performance as his major instrument, and organ as secondary instrument, studying under Dr. John Burkett. Ethan lives in Greenville, Texas with his wife, Mary, and two young sons, John-Michael and James. You will be able to celebrate with Ethan and get better acquainted with him at our opening AGO meeting, September 25. Kudos, Ethan!