Welcome to the Macon Chapter of the American Guild of Organists

Purpose of the American Guild of Organists

The American Guild of Organists (AGO) is the national professional association serving organ and choral fields. Chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York in 1896, the AGO now serves over 21,000 members throughout the United States and world-wide. It provides educational and certification services and professional assistance to its members, and promotes the use of the organ in sacred and concert settings.

  1. To advance the cause of organ and choral music, to increase their contributions to aesthetic and religious experiences and to promote their understanding, appreciation and enjoyment.
  2. To improve the proficiency of organists and choral conductors.
  3. To evaluate, by examination, attainments in organ playing, choral techniques, conducting, and the theory and general knowledge of music, and to grant certificates to those who pass such examinations at specified levels of achievement.
  4. To provide members with opportunities to meet for discussion of professional topics, and to pursue such other activities as contribute to the fulfillment of the purposes of the Guild.

Current and Renewing Members click here

New Members click here

Mrs. Ellen Wilson
Dean, Macon Chapter AGO

2018–2019 Chapter Sponsored Programs


Tuesday, October 16, 2018 7:30 PM

Open Console
Gerald Carper, host
Highland Hills Baptist Church
1370 Briarcliff Road, Macon, Georgia 31211

Saturday, November 10, 2018 10:00 AM

Organ Demonstration for Piano Students
Dr. Michael McGhee, host
Wesleyan College, Porter Auditorium
4760 Forsyth Rd, Macon, GA 31210

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 7:30 PM

Vocal Techniques with Dr. Richard Kosowski
Ms. Gail L. Pollock, host
Riverside United Methodist Church
735 Pierce Ave, Macon, GA 31204

Saturday, February 2, 2018 7:30 PM

Stephen Cleobury in Concert with Mercer Singers
Mercer University, host
Mulberry Street United Methodist Church
719 Mulberry St, Macon, GA 31201

Saturday, March 30, 2019 10:30 AM

Workshop with Gail Archer
Ms. Nelda M. Chapman, host
St. Joseph Catholic Church
830 Poplar St, Macon, GA 31201

Sunday, March 31, 2019 2:00 PM

Gail Archer Concert
Ms. Nelda M. Chapman, host
St. Joseph Catholic Church
830 Poplar St, Macon, GA 31201

March 25-29, 2019 12:00 PM

Cherry Blossom Organ Concerts

Mr. Tom W. Granum, host
Mulberry Street United Methodist Church
719 Mulberry St, Macon, GA 31201

Monday, May 6, 2018 12:00 PM

Annual Clergy/Musician’s Luncheon
Mrs. Ellen Wilson, host
St. Francis Episcopal Church
432 Forest Hill Rd, Macon, GA 31210


We’d love to have you in our chapter!  Membership is not limited to organists only.  It is open to anyone who has an interest in organs and/or organ music.  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.

Gerald Carper,


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

2018–2019 Executive Committee

Mrs. Ellen Wilson

Mr. Jonathan Poe

Past Dean:
Dr. Jane Kimbrel

Mrs. Sandra Smith

Mr. Gerald Carper

Dr. Michael McGhee

Mr. Davis Badaszewski

AGO National website