Northwest Arkansas Chapter AGO

Last updated: July 13, 2017 at 1:11 am

Welcome to Our Site!

We are transitioning from this single-page site to a full-blown independent WordPress site shortly.  We will offer more features, including a members-only section.  One change we regret we had to make is removing the names and email addresses of our board members, as a result of some scamming attempts using that information.  You can still contact us, but it’s a bit less direct.  Please follow the simple formula at the bottom of the Web page.

Our small but active chapter includes members mainly from Benton and Washington counties. We have many fine medium- and small-sized pipe organs, with the three largest being:

  • Rogers:  52-rank Temple at Central United Methodist Church (2007)
  • Fayetteville:  38-rank Temple at First United Presbyterian Church (1926, 1968, 2015)
  • Bella Vista:  30-rank Casavant/Temple at First United Methodist Church (1971, 2008)

In recent years we have enjoyed concerts presented by outstanding guest organists, including Mary Preston, Jan Kraybill, the Chenault Duo, John Obetz, Joel Martinson, Nathan Laube, Gail Archer, Faythe Freese, and Marilyn Keiser.

We are a congenial group, always ready to welcome newcomers.  When you are in our area, please contact us so we can get acquainted!

All the best,

Dean
Northwest Arkansas NWA Chater, C703

Chapter Events for 2017-2018 Program Year

Not yet released – Please check back in mid-August for an update

Past Events for 2016-2017 Program Year

Friday, September 9, 5:30 p.m.  Dinner and Chapter Officers Installation, Home of Chapter Member, Fayetteville

Friday, September 30, 7:30 p.m. – Recital, Marilyn Keiser, Organ
Saturday, October 1, 9 a.m. – Master Class, Marilyn Keiser
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Fayetteville

Sunday, October 23, 3:00 p.m. – Recital, Benjamin Kolodziej, Organ
First United Methodist Church, 20 Boyce Drive, Bella Vista

Saturday, November 19, 9:00 a.m. – Continuing Education/Outreach
Just Add Pedals? – A Pianist’s Introduction to the Organ
Peace Lutheran Church, 805 W. Olrich St., Rogers

Sunday, January 29, 3:00 p.m. – Organ Recital: AGO Members and Friends
Good Shepherd Lutheran, 2925 Old Missouri Rd., Fayetteville

Saturday, March 11, 10:00 a.m. – America Sings: A Choral Reading Festival
First United Methodist, 206 W. Johnson Ave., Springdale
(Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.; Performance at 1:30 p.m.)

Monday, April 24, 7:30 p.m. – Organ Celebration
15th Anniversary of the Installation of Steven Cook’s Opus 10
Grace Episcopal Church, 617 N. Mt. Olive St., Siloam Springs

Tuesday, May 16, 6 p.m. – End-of-Year Dinner and Annual Elections
Home of Chapter Member, Bella Vista

Newsletter

Please send an email to Chapter Secretary (info below)
Our newsletter, En Chamade, is available monthly to chapter members.

Membership

To join our chapter, please contact our treasurer (info below)

Placement

Employment opportunities will be listed in the chapter newsletter, to the extent we are notified of them.  We encourage job posters and job seekers to use the AGO job board, found on AGO National Web Site

Certification

For national certification information please visit AGO National Web Site
We have a local education coordinator as well.

Historian

Our chapter has found a historian.  Please contact her if you’d like information about our chapter that was founded in 1980.

Contact Us

Dean – dean18 (*)
Sub-Dean – subdean18 (*)
Treasurer – treasurer18 (*)
Secretary – secretary18 (*)
Certification – education18 (*)
Historian – historian18 (*)

* All of these addresses @nwacago.org

Photo of Members Recital
Members’ Recital on May 12, 2016