Competitions and New Music

M. Jonathan Ryan, MM, FAGO, ChM


The Councillor for Competitions & New Music coordinates the work of the Guild in the areas of competitions and new music. Committees under this Councillor’s aegis include New Music, and the Competitions Committee, which has subcommittees for three performance competitions: the National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance (NYACOP), the Regional Competition for Young Organists (RCYO), and the National Competition in Organ Improvisation (NCOI). AGO Competitions, 100 Years of Competition

A special note to chapters from the competitions committee—hosting an AGO competition winner (NYACOP, NCOI, RCYO/Quimby Rising Star) is the perfect chapter event! Contact AGO Headquarters for information regarding any of the 2018 winners.

Competitions Committee

M. Jonathan Ryan, MM, FAGO, ChM, Director

AGO Performance Competition Sub-Committees

Grady Coyle (1), NYACOP Director, Email
Kathrine Handford (1), Email
Michael Unger (2), DMA, Email

Cindy Lindeen-Martin (2), DMA, NCOI Director, Email
Jonathan Schwandt (1)
Jason Roberts (2), DMA, Email

Vivienne McKay, SPC, BA (1), Director Email
Sarah Martin, MM (1) Email
Ann Posey, CAGO, MM (1) Email

Committee on New Music
Louise Mundinger, DMA (1) Email
David J. Hurd, Jr. (1) Email
Carol Feather Martin (1) Email
Alexander Meszler(1) Email

AGO Headquarters Email