When you join the American Guild of Organists, you are joining a national organization of people who share a passion for the organ. Full voting membership includes both national and chapter benefits. However, if you don’t live near a local AGO chapter, or are not interested in the benefits and activities that chapters offer, you can join as an Independent member with no chapter affiliation. You will receive the same benefits as other full voting members, except those benefits offered by chapters, such as a chapter newsletter with local events, or having your name on the local chapter’s substitute list.
There are three categories of full voting membership: Young Organists (29 and under), Regular (30-64), and Special (65 and over or disabled). For each category, you can decide to receive THE AMERICAN ORGANIST magazine in a printed format through the postal mail (TAO printed & online) or in a digital format through the national website (TAO online only). The dues amount for each type of membership is listed below.
Independent Member Dues
TAO = The American Organist magazine
Regular-TAO Printed & Online: $105
Regular-TAO Online only: $97
Special-TAO Printed & Online: $80
Special-TAO Online only: $72
Young Organist-TAO-Printed & Online: $50
Young Organist-TAO-Online only: $42
Lifetime Membership: $3,000
***Offline: Print an AGO membership application