Northwest Arkansas

Last updated: March 24, 2014 at 22:07 pm

Chapter Events for 2013-2014 Program Year


March – Members Recital at FUMC Springdale, Sunday, March 30th, 3 p.m.

May – Genealogy of American Choral Music at Bella Vista FUMC, Saturday, May 10th, 10 a.m. workshop, Noon lunch, 1:30 p.m. performance

May – Picnic, TBD


September – Convocation at First UMC Siloam Springs, September 27th, 6:30 p.m.

October – Heinavanker Singers at St Paul’s Fayetteville, Monday, October 7th, 7 p.m.

October – Gail Archer Recital at Bella Vista FUMC, Sunday, October 27th at 2 p.m.

November – U of A Schola at St Paul’s Fayetteville, Friday, November 8th at 7:30 p.m.


Message from the Dean

Welcome to the web page for the Northwest Arkansas Chapter of AGO. Our small but active chapter includes members mainly from Benton and Washington counties, with a diverse culture. We can boast of several fine pipe organs including two recent installations: a 52-rank Temple organ at Central United Methodist Church in Rogers (2007), and a 30-rank Casavant at First United Methodist Church in Bella Vista (1971, 2008).

In recent years we have enjoyed concerts presented by outstanding guest organists, including Mary Preston, Jan Kraybill, the Chenault Duo, John Obetz (performing for our Organ Spectacular Concert in Oct 2008), Joel Martinson, and Nathan Laube.

We are a congenial group, always ready to welcome newcomers.
When you are in our area, contact us so we can get acquainted, show you some lovely organs, entertain you a bit and become good friends.

All the best,

Ernest Whitmore, Dean
Northwest Arkansas Chapter, C703
The American Guild of Organists
2000 W University Street
Siloam Springs, AR 72761 *

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Please send an email to Kerry Johnston, Chapter Secretary, at *

Newsletter is available monthly to chapter members.

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TO JOIN the Northwest Arkansas Chapter please contact
Annette Zehring, Chapter Treasurer, at *

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Employment opportunities will be occasionally listed in the chapter newsletter. However, we encourage job posters and job seekers to use the AGO job board, found on

Employers and job seekers are invited to post and search listings of available positions on the AGO National Web Site



For certification information please visit AGO National Web Site
Our local Education Coordinator is Dr. Jan Helmut Wubbena, FAGO, *

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Contact Us

Ernest Whitmore, Dean – *
Broc Hite, Sub-Dean – *
Annette Zehring, Treasurer, at *
Kerry Johnston, Secretary – *

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