Codes & Procedures

Members of the American Guild of Organists are bound by the Code of Ethics and guided by the Code of Professional Standards.

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GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES DISCONTINUED. As part of the restructuring of the American Guild of Organists in 2012, the discontinuation of the use of the Grievance Procedures was approved by the National Council and, as of July 1, 2013, they are no longer available for AGO members. However, the Code of Ethics, Code of Professional Standards, Discipline, Alternate Dispute Resolution, Mentor Program, Model Contract, Employment Review, Salary Guidelines and other Professional Development options are still available to support AGO members.

Current grievances which have not yet been resolved will remain posted on the AGO web site, and members of AGO are bound by the Code of Ethics to avoid employment by these organizations. At any time, these organizations are welcome to resolve the grievance in accordance with the Grievance Procedures. Contact American Guild of Organists headquarters for more information.

Councillor for Professional Development


Marlene Hallstrom, CAGO, MM, MMusEd
5311 E 27th Street N
Wichita, Kansas 67220
H: 316-687-3135
C: 316-304-6089

The Councillor for Professional Development coordinates the work of the Guild in the areas of members’ employment relationships and other professional issues. This Councillor is the liaison between the National Council and chapters and/or members for professional development questions and problems. The two committees under this Councillor’s aegis are the Committee on Career Development and Support and the Committee on Seminary and Denominational Relations.