Youth Day



On Monday, July 1, 2019, join us at Christ Cathedral for a special youth event sponsored by the AGO 2019 West Region Convention.

Meet other young musicians, learn the parts of the pipe organ as you build one from a kit and attend convention recitals and a master class on the 82-rank Aeolian-Skinner organ in the Christ Cathedral Arboretum.

Who Should Attend?


Piano and organ students (ages 12-18) or any young person interested in learning more about the pipe organ.



2141 Lewis Street
Garden Grove, CA 92840



REGISTRATION FEE $40 (includes lunch)

Click here to download the Registration Form. Print it out, fill it out and mail it along with payment to the address on the form.

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9:00 Sign-in at the Youth Day Table (near the Tower Doors)
9:15 Build an Organ from a Box “OrgelKids” kit—Youth Only Event
10:30 Welcome by Dr. John Romeri Christ Cathedral
11:00 Organ Recital—David Ball Arboretum
12:00 Lunch (included in registration)
12:30 Carillon Recital—Steven Ball
1:00 Master Class—Dr. Tom Mueller Arboretum
2:00 Organ Recital—Ethan Haman Arboretum
3:00 Checkout to Guardian



David BallDavid Ball

David Ball serves as Organist and Assistant Director of Music at Christ Cathedral in the Diocese of Orange, CA. David completed both the Bachelor and Master of Music at The Julliard School in New York City, studying under Paul Jacobs. He has won numerous AGO competitions through- out the country including the AGO/Quimby Regional Com- petition for Young Artists which entitled him to perform as a Rising Star at the 2016 National AGO Convention in Houston. In recognition of his accomplishments, Mr. Ball was named one of The Diapason’s 2017 Class of 20 under 30, a peer-selected group of young people at the forefront of the organ field.

Dr. Tom Mueller

Dr. Tom Mueller is Assistant Professor of Church Music and University Organist at Concordia University in Irvine, CA, where he directs academic programs in keyboard,

composition, and jazz. An award-winning church musician, he serves as the Associate Organist at St. James’ Church in Los Angeles. He is an active recitalist, clinician, and adjudicator and has presented workshops, master classes, and lectures for numerous organizations, including several chapters of the American Guild of Organists. A past Subdean of the Orange County Chapter of the AGO, he currently serves on the AGO National Committee for Continuing Professional Education (CCPE). Mueller earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with David Higgs. He also holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame (M.S.M. in organ), and the University of Maine at Augusta (B.M. in jazz composition and piano), where he graduated summa cum laude.

Ethan Haman

Ethan Haman is currently a senior in the USC Thornton School of Music. A recipient of the USC Presidential Scholarship, he is a double major studying pipe organ with Prof. Cherry Rhodes and composition with Prof. Donald Crockett. Ethan is currently organist for both Knox Presbyterian Church in Pasadena on Sunday mornings and the Latin mass offered by the Fraternity of Saint Peter on Sunday evenings at St. Victor Catholic Church in West Hollywood, where he improvises most of the organ music in addition to accompanying Gregorian chants and Renaissance mass settings.