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Our Conferences Page includes not just Conferences, but also Seminars, Festivals, and Local Events. Find out about the major planned events going on within Area 2, National, and in some cases adjacent Areas that might be of interest to your group or members of your Choirs! Plan now to attend as many as you can! More information will be posted as it becomes available.

AGEHR Area 2 Events

Area 2 formally sponsors four distinct events in every two year cycle:

  • Area 2 Composition Contest (deadline is typically May in the even year preceding the Area 2 Conferences},
  • Area 2 "Vibration Vacation" Seminars (held every other 'even' year),
  • Area 2 Young Ringer's Conference, held every other 'odd' year; (immediately follows or precedes the Area 2 Festival Conference event), and
  • Area 2 Festival Conference, held every other 'odd' year; (immediately preceeding or following the Area Young Ringers Conference event).

    All four events are registered in the Events Calendar along with appropriate links to registration and information data on each event. Below is information regarding our upcoming events:

    2013 Festival & Young Ringers Conferences

    Young Ringers Festival
    Oswego, NY, June 25-27, 2013
    Margi Zearley, Director

    Tuesday, June 25th, 11:00 - YR Registration Opens
    Tuesday, June 25th, 3:30 - YR first rehearsal
    Thursday, June 25th, 2:00 - Young Ringers Concert

    Festival Conference June 27-30, 2013
    David Weck, Director
    Bill Alexander, Performance Class Clinician

    Thursday, June 27th, 11:00 - FC Registration Opens
    Thursday, June 27th, 2:00 - Young Ringers Concert
    Thursday, June 27th, 3:30 - FC first rehearsal and class period
    Sunday, June 30th, 4:00 - Festival Conference Concert


    Check out the music lists and get your orders in early to take advantage of seasonal publication savings. Then check back periodically for announcements on availability of the registration packages. Mark your calendars NOW and get that music purchased! Nothing like using your spring concerts to perpare for this great event!


    Oswego Area Hotel List here.


    Guild National Events

    Guild Sponsored/Endorsed Calendar is where the Guild National Office lists their events. These events include the National Seminar,the distinctly Bronze Events and the International Symposium. As these events are managed under a separate system contracted by the Guild, interested parties must follow the above link to access information and registration data associated with each event as it becomes available.

    Area 2 Local Events & Other Events of Interest

    No doubt about it! Your activities are really important, both to you because of the work you have put in, and to others who might find your event 'just the ticket'! Check out all of the different events going on in our area! Periodically, we may list other events that might be of interest to Area 2 directors and choirs. We have consolidated the information in our Events Calendar which can be printed and placed on your bulletin board at school, at work or in the office. So click here or on the 'Events Calendar' button at the top of each page to check the Area 2 Calendar . You can even get the registration forms online for some of the festivals!


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