Last updated: March 26, 2014 at 13:05 pm

Message from the Dean 

Welcome to the Macon, Georgia AGO!  We are 60 members strong, drawn from around the Middle Georgia area.

We have been in existence for almost that many years and host six meetings each year, two of which are popular annual events open to the public — a hymn festival and a week-long series of lunchtime organ concerts downtown during Macon’s Cherry Blossom Festival.  For our members, we have the annual AGO/Townsend-McAfee dinner and recital in partnership with Mercer University, and a clergy/musician luncheon and speaker.   Our two remaining meetings vary by the year and have ranged from choral techniques workshops to organ crawls and open consoles.


Local Events

If you missed the choral techniques workshop, the dinner and recital, or the hymn festival, we hope to see you next year!  Till then, we still have two events coming up in the 2013-2014 year — the Cherry Blossom Festival Organ Concerts in March and the Clergy/Musician Luncheon in May. Details are below.


Cherry Blossom Organ Concerts 2014

30 minute recitals held at 12 noon Monday-Friday at historic Mulberry Street UMC, Macon

 Monday, March 24

Charles Higgs

 Tuesday, March 25

Gregg Bunn

Wednesday, March 26

Caitlin Dowling

Thursday, March 27

Alex Eykamp

Friday, March 28

Keith Shafer

The Cherry Blossom Organ Concerts are co-sponsored by Mulberry Street United Methodist Church and the Macon Chapter, American Guild of Organists.

 For more information:

Cam Bishop,, 478-745-8601


Clergy/Musician Luncheon, May 5, 12:00 pm

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Poplar Street, Macon

The speaker will be Dr. Stanley Roberts, Arthur Lowndes Rich Professor of Conducting and Associate Dean of Mercer’s Townsend School of Music

For more information:

Nelda Chapman,






We’d love to have you in our chapter!  If you’re interested in becoming “one of us,” please contact Gerald Carper, our Treasurer and Membership Chair.   He will lead you through the quick process that can be done almost entirely online.



Employers and job seekers are invited to post and search listings of available positions on the Guild’s National Website.





Contact Us

The 2012-2014 board members are:

Dean — Gail Pollock (

Sub-Dean (and soon to be Dean) — Nelda Chapman (

Secretary — Sandy Smith (

Treasurer — Gerald Carper (

Historian — Dr. Harry Eskew (

Chaplain — Rev. Alan Mitchell (



Here are links to more information about a few of our members:

Anne Armstrong,

Dr. Ann Caldwell

Gerald Carper,

Nadine Cheek,

Dr. Jane Kimbrel,

Dr. Michael McGhee,

Dr. Jack Mitchener,

Gail Pollock,

Sandy Smith,

AGO National website