Greater Lansing

Last updated: May 20, 2019 at 13:52 pm

Message from the Dean

Our Mission Statement is to expose the Greater Lansing Area community
to the beauty and power of music as expressed through both the organ
and the choral experience.

We are dedicated to providing this experience through the following means:

  • Making accessible professional training to all interested youth and adults
    with the opportunity for on-going scholarships for study.
  • Providing performances of quality repertoire that reflects the diverse
    nature of both the sacred and secular genres in our world through recitals
    by Guild members and guest soloists.
  • Making available continuing education in both the areas of keyboard and
    choral music with emphasis on varying levels of complexity that satisfy
    the needs of each musician and situation.
  • Exposing the musician to an eclectic variety of sacred and secular compositions
    that will allow for appropriate choices in their field of service.
  • Providing, through membership in the AGO Guild, a source of networking,
    camaraderie, and edification through the sharing of our individual gifts.

Local Events

Monday, March 18, 7:00 p.m.
Getting the Most Out of Your Organ Technician. Presenters: Scott Smith, organ builder with Joe Granger and Rick Swanson, organ builder.
First United Methodist Church, 3827 Delta River Drive, Lansing, Michigan. Refreshments will be served.


Sunday, March 24, 3:00 p.m.
Organ Recital by Guild Member Darlene Greenman-Ross. Part of the Old Stone Church Concert Series.
Works by Sadoh, Pachelbel, Mendelssohn, Phillips and Joplin. Reception to follow.
Admission is free, but contributions to the series are most welcome.
Mason First Presbyterian Church, 131 E. Maple Street, Mason, Michigan.


Thursday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.
Master Works Concert. 100 vocalists and instrumentalists from Grand Ledge High School will perform a major choral work.
Our Savior Lutheran Church, 7910 E. St. Joe Highway, Lansing, MI


Sunday, April 28, 4:00 p.m.
Capitol Area Ringers Handbell Concert with Our Savior Lutheran Adult Handbell Choir.
Our Savior Lutheran Church, 7910 E. St. Joe Highway, Lansing, MI

Sunday, May 19, 4:00 p.m.
Timothy Nechuta Organ Recital.
Our Savior Lutheran Church, 7910 E. St. Joe Highway, Lansing, MI


Monday, May 20, 7:00 p.m.
GLC-AGO Annual Scholarship Auditions.
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 1001 N. Capitol, Lansing, MI.

The GLC-AGO awards scholarships annually to interested pianists or organists who wish to further their music education in sacred music and pipe organ study.

Upon completion of study, those receiving the Organist Award will be encouraged to take the Service Playing examination, offered by the National Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Churches are eager for qualified musicians and persons who complete the Service Playing Certificate examination will be better able to serve and support the congregations who hire them.


Thursday, May 30, 7:00 p.m.
Hymnfest Celebrating the Ascension of Out Lord. Presenter: Jeffrey Blersch
Brass, organ, percussion and choirs.
Our Savior Lutheran Church, 7910 E. St. Joe Highway, Lansing, MI.


Monday, June 10, 6:00 p.m.
Annual Guild Banquet. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 1001 N. Capitol, Lansing, MI.
Dinner cost $20. (Pay at the door.)

Please make reservations to Mary Black ( 517-646-9626 or Barbara Hiranpradist,
( The deadline for reservations is Monday June 3rd.

Board Meetings

The 2019 GLC-AGO Board meetings are held at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in East Lansing at 12:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • March 8
  • April 12
  • May 17 (Rescheduled from May 10)
  • June 14





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



Contact Us

Board Members:

  • Barbara Hiranpradist, Dean,
  • Mary Black Junttonen, Secretary,
  • Ed Corey, Treasurer
  • Conrad Downakowski,
  • Meredith Hines,
  • John Horak,
  • Robert Miller,


AGO National website