Our Chapter

The American Guild of Organists (AGO) is a national association serving the organ and choral music fields. The Guild serves approximately 20,000 members in 330 chapters throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Founded in 1896 as both an educational and service organization, the Guild seeks to set and maintain high musical standards and to promote understanding and appreciation of all aspects of organ and choral music.

Under the leadership of the National Council, a network of volunteer committees and officials at the regional, district, and local levels directs the activities of the Guild. The AGO National Headquarters is in New York City, where a full time staff supports and coordinates publication, administration, and development activities of the organization. For purposes of administration and representation, the Guild is divided into nine geographical regions, and each chapter is assigned to one of them.

You can read more about our chapter’s history here.


Marlene Hallstrom, Dean
Annette Lindal and Steve Gustafson, Co-Sub Deans
Rob McGregor, Treasurer
Carole Pracht, Secretary
Carolyn Chambers, Class of 2022
Shirley Wiebe and Bryan Mock, Class of 2023
Tyler Breneman and Genevieve Bishop, Class of 2024
Kathleen Ferhmann and Christopher Shaw, Past Deans