Docents play a huge role in helping FOKO support their mission of preserving, maintaining and promoting the Kotzschmar Organ by acting as Ambassadors for this musical treasure of Portland.
What do FOKO docents do?
The Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ are holding Docent training workshops on July 31st, 2018 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM and August 8th, 2018 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. These are two, two-hour meetings a week or so apart for training about the fabulous pipe organ at Merrill Auditorium. You do not need to be an organist, musician or engineer to participate in providing information about the pipe organ to our visitors. It is so rewarding to hear people end their tours with comments like “Awesome!” or ” I never knew this existed!”
Founded in 1981, the Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ (FOKO), a non-profit organization, supports the Kotzschmar Organ. Each year the organization presents 16-18 concerts, engaging renowned organists and guest artists from around the world. FOKO is responsible for the care and maintenance of the organ and provides funds to produce and promote concerts, maintain, repair and enhance the organ, sponsor lectures and organ demonstrations and tours and supports a growing education program to bring awareness and understanding of this musical gem of Portland.