Kern County Chapter


Message from the Dean 

Welcome to the website of the Kern County Chapter of AGO! We are a diverse group of members who have a passion for organs and organ music, including those who are organists and those who are organ devotees. Our area includes a wide variety of organs, from historic pipe to modern digital. This September, Kern County Chapter will mark its 70th year of bringing to our area stimulating concerts and educational programs celebrating the organ and its music. We invite you to become a member of our local AGO community, whether you are an organist, from beginner to professional, or an organ enthusiast.

Our Chapter is dedicated to supporting young musicians interested in learning to play the organ, as well as those already pursuing organ studies. We encourage these students through concerts and scholarships, as well as instructor contacts. Please contact us if you know of any students we could support and encourage.

Check our calendar below and join us for excellent programs and activities to educate, inspire, and enhance your enjoyment and knowledge of the organ and its music.

Marcia Krause, Dean

Chapter Events

Sunday, Sept 20, 2015- 4:00p.m.  Fall Welcome Back Potluck: Marcia Krause residence

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015- 11:30p.m. Chapter lunch with Pat Elam– Stars Theater Restaurant

Sunday, Nov 8, 2015- 3:00p.m. What You Didn’t Know About the Harvard Organ! Valley Baptist Church, Olive Drive Campus (5500 Olive Drive) dinner afterwards at Hodel’s

Monday, Jan 4, 2016- 9:30a.m. Chapter meeting regarding Carol Williams’ concert

Friday, Jan 22, 2016- 7:30p.m. Member Artist Concert- Karissa Lystrup St. John’s Lutheran Church (4500 Buena Vista Rd)

Friday, Feb 5, 2016- 7:30p.m. Carol Williams in Concert Valley Baptist Church, Olive Drive Campus (5500 Olive Drive)

Saturday, Apr 16, 2016- 7:00p.m. Hymn Festival with the Master Chorale & AGO Valley Baptist Church, Olive Drive Campus (5500 Olive Drive)

Sunday, May 15, 2016- 4:00p.m. Member Recital, Installation, & Dinner (location TBA)





If you have the same love of the organ and its music as our members do, whether you are an organist or not, we warmly invite you to become a member of our chapter. Chapter membership includes a subscription to The American Organist, a publication of National American Guild of Organists. For information on membership, please contact one of the members listed below. You won’t find more friendly people!
Marcia Krause, Dean: (home) 661-665-4663
Meg Wise, Sub-Dean: (home) 661-746-6891
Sue Wagner, Secretary: (home) 661-832-9661
Doug Heinrichs, Treasurer: (home) 661-871-6392
Please feel free to contact us for more information!

Regular                                                                            $100
Special (age 65 or over, under 21, or disabled)       $75
Partner (2nd member at same address, no TAO)  $75
Student (with student id)                                            $40
Chapter Friend (no TAO)                                            $25



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



The Bakersfield AGO Chapter strongly encourages its members to consider pursuing professional certifications.  For more info, please visit:


Contact Us

Dean: Marcia Krause

Sub-Dean: Meg Wise

Secretary: Sue Wagner

Treasurer: Doug Heinrichs




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