• Seven Regional Conventions to be Held in 2017
  • February 2017 TAO Feature Article
  • 2017 Gala Honors Joan Lippincott
  • Round Lake Organ Declared National Monument
  • AGO Receives Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
  • Atlanta, Georgia hosts one of 8 Pipe Organ Encounter events in 2016

2017 AGO Gala

The AGO awards its 2017 Endowment Fund Distinguished Artist Award to Joan Lippincott on Friday, April 21st at its annual Gala in Princeton, NJ. Tickets for the free recital and gala reception are available now. Eric Plutz and Scott Dettra will also perform. [More]

AGO Pedagogy Conference

The 2017 AGO National Pedagogy Conference will take place at the University of Kansas School of Music, Lawrence, KS October 18-21, 2017. The focus will be on organ and improvisation study in the French conservatory system. Featured artists are Michel Bouvard, Vincent DuBois, Aurelie Decourt, Olivier Latry, and Shin-Young Lee. Additional American artists include Lynne Davis, James Higdon, and Norma Stevlingson. Further details are available on the conference website [More]

Lessons for the New Organist

The AGO's Committee on Continuing Professional Education is dedicated to providing answers to common questions from anyone learning to play the organ. We are developing a series of thirty videos to teach basic skills and techniques to beginning organists, including pianists who are making a transition to organ-playing. Most of the resources are free. Several videos are now available on the AGO’s YouTube channel. [More]

Apply for 2017 Pipe Organ Encounters

Seattle, Tuscaloosa, San Antonio, San Diego, Hartford, Winchester, VA, and Sioux Center, IA are hosting Pipe Organ Encounters in 2017. POE Advanced events will be in Seattle and Tuscaloosa; the POE+ will be in San Antonio. Each POE offers a unique opportunity for hands-on learning from organ professionals as well as the opportunity to meet and study with other students of the pipe organ. Classes are limited [More]

Important 2017 Deadlines

The Service Playing Certificate test will be administered from January 1 through March 31. POE Scholarship applications are being accepted from January 15 to April 16. POE attendance applications have early registration deadlines starting March 1. Applications are now being accepted for the AGOYO North Central Young Composers Competition. The deadline is March 10.[More]