October 23, 2017

Message from the Dean 

The Riverland Chapter serves members from western Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota. The Riverland Chapter office is located in La Crosse, Wisconsin, in the heart of “God’s country”. We encourage all organists and lovers of the organ in the area to attend our events and join our chapter. The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to foster a thriving a community of musicians who share their knowledge and inspire passion for the organ.


Local Events
Pipescreams: Halloween Concert
Saturday, October 26, 2019
3:00 PM
Wesley United Methodist Church
114 W. Broadway St.
Winona, MN

Join the Riverland Chapter along with performers from the Winona and surrounding area for a thrilling Halloween concert. There will be the traditional organ pieces and more. Costumed handbell ringers will add to the fright. A cat duet, poetry reading and the singing of pumpkin carols are also on the program. The program is free and appropriate for all ages.


Michael Burkhardt Workshops
October 5th & 6th, 2019

The Riverland Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is proud to sponsor two days with Michael Burkhardt. He will be in La Crosse to present two workshops for clergy and church musicians on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Dr. Burkhardt will perform a concert with a hymn sing on Sunday, October 6, 2019 with a local volunteer choir. Internationally known for his innovative and inspiring hymn festivals and for his creative work with children, Dr. Burkhardt is in frequent demand as a choral clinician, organ recitalist, composer, arranger and hymn festival leader. 


Saturday, October 5, 2019

English Lutheran Church
1509 King Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

A registration fee of $25 covers both workshops and the catered lunch.

9:00 – 9:45      Check-in and coffee
10:00 – noon   Workshop 1: Enliven Worship through Liturgy and Song
12:30 – 1:30    Catered lunch on site
1:30 – 2:30      Workshop 2: Actively Include Children and Youth in Worship
2:45 – 3:45      Choir rehearsal for Sunday’s hymn sing
9:00 – 3:00      Michael Burkhardt’s publications available for purchase courtesy of Leithold Music

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
612 Division Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

There is no fee for participation in the volunteer choir.

2:00     Choir warm-up
3:00     Organ concert and hymn sing led by Michael Burkhardt; reception to follow

Contact the Riverland Chapter to receive a registration form via Email, or for a printable version of the registration form, visit our Facebook page: Riverland Chapter American Guild of Organists.

Michael Burkhardt Workshop Registration Form








The Riverland Chapter newsletter is published three times per year.



The benefits of membership are many:

  • Sharing and networking with colleagues at the local level
  • Annual subscription of The American Organist
  • Access to national job postings
  • Eligibility for high-quality insurance plans for health, auto, home, and professional liability at competitive rates
  • Discounts on AGO convention fees and educational resources
  • Discounts on Certification exam fees
  • Access to Chapter events such as recitals, workshops, meetings, and seminars (chapter members only)
  • Voting privileges in officer elections




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





Contact Us

Please contact Louise at ago.riverland.wi@gmail.com or 608-385-4803



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