American Guild of Organists - Spokane Chapter Subordinate

Serving the Spokane region since 1946.

Spokane, WA   |

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American Guild of Organists - Spokane Chapter

EIN: 91-6057515  Subordinate info


The mission of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) is to foster a thriving community of musicians who share their knowledge and inspire passion for the organ. The vision of the American Guild of Organists is to engage, support, and uplift every organist. Members of the AGO connect with other organists, enhance skills as an organist and choral conductor, celebrate the organ in historic and evolving contexts, discover news of the organ and choral world online and in The American Organist, nurture new organists of all ages, share knowledge and expertise enjoy camaraderie at chapter events and convent. Through their Organ Academy, the Spokane Chapter is particularly involved in mentoring and nurturing young organists age 10 to 20.

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Mr. Edward Bruce Hurd

Main address

3911 S. Greystone Lane

Spokane, WA 99223 USA

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Subject area info

Arts and culture

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NTEE code info

Professional Societies, Associations (A03)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Our programs

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Organ Academy

Organ Academy, an educational outreach program of the American Guild of Organists Spokane Chapter provides an opportunity for young piano students to receive instruction in organ playing. The academy engages young musicians and sparks their musical imaginations through experiencing the joy of playing fine music on the King of Instruments. In addition to weekly private lessons, the twelve-week program includes Saturday practice sessions held at area churches giving students exposure to a variety of organs and room acoustics.

Population(s) Served
Low-income people
Artists and performers
Adolescent girls
Adolescent boys

Where we work

How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


American Guild of Organists - Spokane Chapter


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Mr. Edward Bruce Hurd

Hurd is a singer and organist, with wide experience conducting around the world. Hurd holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Central Washington University, Ellensburg, where he spent four years as organist and assistant music director at First Presbyterian Church. He was full-time director of music ministries (organist/choirmaster) for First Presbyterian Church in Mesa, Ariz. while completing his graduate studies in choral conducting at Arizona State University. For ten years, he served as associate director of music and organist for All Saints Episcopal Church in Phoenix. He has conducted choral ensembles twice at the St. Moritz Festival (Switzerland), and numerous European tours and festivals. Hurds principal conducting teachers include the late B. Fred Hammack, G. Gordon Leavitt, and Douglas McEwen. Hurd maintains a private voice and piano teaching studio. He is a frequent adjudicator for area solo/ensemble contests.

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American Guild of Organists - Spokane Chapter

Board of directors
as of 05/07/2024
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Board co-chair

Mr. Edward Hurd

Central Lutheran Church

Term: 2023 - 2025

Board co-chair

Mr. Taylor Giese

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

Term: 2023 - 2025

Marlys Meece

Mark Alden Haberman

Trinity Lutheran Church

Nisha Coulter

All Saints Lutheran Church

Henry Bauer

Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes

Marietta Hardy

Hardy Music Studio/North Idaho College

Joseph Schubert

St. Augustine Catholic Church

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/07/2024

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  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.