Last updated: March 4, 2019 at 15:46 pm

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.

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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

Dean: Mrs. Ellen Wilson
Sub-Dean: Mr. Jonathan Poe
Past Dean: Dr. Jane Kimbrel
Secretary: Mrs. Sandra Smith
Treasurer: Mr. Gerald Carper
Registrar: Dr. Michael McGhee
Webmaster/Publicity: Mr. Davis Badaszewski


AGO National website