AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS (AGO) HQ

New York, NY   |  www.agohq.org

Mission

The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to foster a thriving community of musicians who share their knowledge and inspire passion for the organ.

Ruling year info

1955

Executive Director

Mr. James E. Thomashower

Main address

475 Riverside Dr Ste 1260

New York, NY 10115 USA

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EIN

13-0431730

NTEE code info

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

Professional Societies, Associations (A03)

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Professional Certification

The American Guild of Organists was chartered in 1896 by the Board of Regents, University of the State of New York, to administer a comprehensive series of examinations for professional certification. Through the Professional Certification Committee the Guild offers the following certificates:

Service Playing Certificate (SPC)
Colleague (CAGO)
Choir Master (ChM)
Associateship (AAGO)
Fellowship (FAGO)

Population(s) Served

Welcome to the world of Pipe Organ Encounters, the most successful outreach program sponsored by the AGO. POEs offer teenagers and adults a rewarding opportunity to learn more about the pipe organ and its construction, instruction with experienced faculty, visits to hear and play outstanding instruments, and the chance to meet and interact with peers who share an interest in the King of Instruments.

Population(s) Served

The AGO provides a wide array of educational resources for organists and choral conductors ranging from instructional videos that provide an introduction to the organ for amateur organists and pianists making a transition to organ playing, to materials that assist seasoned musicians prepare for professional certification exams.

Population(s) Served

The American Organist (TAO), published monthly by the AGO, is the most widely-read journal devoted to organ and choral music in the world. It is the official journal of the American Guild of Organists and the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America.

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AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS (AGO)

Board of directors
as of 1/25/2017
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Michael Bedford