All individuals interested in the organ and choral music fields are invited to join the American Guild of Organists. Membership is open to everyone, regardless of denominational affiliation or musical ability.
We invite you to become a member of the Eugene Chapter of the AGO. We are professional and amateur organists, choral directors, and other musicians and clergy involved in church music – plus members who simply enjoy choral and organ music. We would be delighted to have you join us.
AGO Members enjoy a wealth of benefits and services udner the guidance of National Officers; Couincillors for Education, Professional Development, Competitions and New Music, Conventions, and Finance and Development; Regional Councillors; and all other volunteer leaders of the Guild.
The American Organist Magazine (monthly) Chapter newsletters and membership directories Bios, monographs, pamphlets, CDs, and DVDs.
• Salary and compensation guidelines
• Model provisions for employment contracts
• Chapter placement services; National job postings
• Assistance with denominational relations
• Support for musical education of clergy
• Management and planning for church members
A comprehensive series of examinations for professional certification provides respected credentials for members and standards of excellence recognized by churchs, synagogues, schools, and other employers.
• Service Playing Certificat (SPC)
• Colleague (CAGO)
• Associate (AAGO)
• Fellow (FAGO)
• Choir Master (ChM)
Support for the work of organists and organbuilders, organ teachers and organ students, amateurs and professionals. Opportunities to meet with co9lleagues at local and national meetings. Outreach to clergy, seminarians, denominational and lay leaders.
• National and Regional Conventions
• Annual Pedagogy Conferences
• Chapter events: recitals, workshops, meetings and seminars
• Competitions in organ performance, organ improvisation, and organ and choral composition
• Pipe Organ Encounters for teens and adults
• PipeWorks for elementary school children
• January Jubilees for musicians in part -time employment
Web Site www.agohq.org
• Job postings (available to members only), contact information for chapter and national leaders, policy and program updates
• Comprehensive list of academic institutions offering organ instruction
• Educational resources and signature items availalbe on-line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
• Links to more than 250 organ-related Web sites.
Our Chapter is eager to reach out and warmly welcome you.
Please download our membership registration & renewal form.