Northwest Arkansas Chapter NWAC-AGO

Last updated: February 24, 2017 at 22:44 pm

Chapter Events for 2016-2017 Program Year

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

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

Message from the Dean

Welcome to the web page for the Northwest Arkansas Chapter of AGO. 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,

Broc Hite, Dean
Northwest Arkansas NWA Chapter, C703
Email address below


Please send an email to Chapter Secretary, Email address below
Our newsletter, En Chamade, is available monthly to chapter members.


To join our chapter, please contact
Charlie Rigsby, Treasurer – Email address below


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


For certification information please visit AGO National Web Site
Our local Education Coordinator is Dr. Jan Helmut Wubbena, FAGO, *


Our chapter is currently searching for a chapter historian.  Of particular interest is someone who might help us digitize some of our archives, as well as capturing memorable moments from each program year.

Contact Us – 2016-2017 Program Year

Broc Hite, Dean – *
Jeannie Lee, Sub-Dean – *
Charlie Rigsby, Treasurer – *
Karen Sasine, Secretary – *

*Please replace -AT- with @

Nearby AGO Chapters:
Tulsa, Oklahoma:
Central Arkansas:

AGO National Web Site