AGO Elects 2016-2018 National Council and Regional Councilors

On July 1, 2016, four newly elected officers, three national councillors with portfolio, and seven regional councillors begin their two-year term of leadership on the National Council and Board of Regional Councillors of the American Guild of Organists (AGO). Election results were reported and councillors were installed on Wednesday, June 22, during the AGO Annual Meeting held in conjunction with the AGO National Convention in Houston, TX. In addition, in accordance with AGO Bylaws, AGO Past President John Walker will remain on the Council as a non-voting member for a period of one year. The non-voting AGO Executive Director also serves as an ex officio member of Council. Election results follow: National Council President: Michael … [Read more...]

AGO National Council Sets New Dues Rates

The AGO National Council has established new dues rates for all dues categories. The new rates will be reflected on the April 1 renewal notices that AGO Headquarters will send to current chapter members renewing for the 2015-2016 membership year. The new rates are $100 for Regular members; $75 for Special members; $40 for Student members; and $75 for Partners. These rates reflect a $3 increase in each membership category, with $2 being retained by each chapter and $1 allocated to National Headquarters. The new rates will take effect on April 1 for those who join the Guild for the first time either as Chapter members or as Independent members, or who reinstate as either Chapter members or Independent members after their memberships have … [Read more...]

John C. Walker Elected President of the American Guild of Organists

The American Guild of Organists (AGO), the world’s largest professional association of organists and choral conductors, as well as the largest organization on the globe dedicated to a single musical instrument, has elected John C. Walker as its president. The membership of the AGO includes approximately 17,000 organists, choral conductors, music educators, organbuilders, clergy, and aficionados. In speaking of his election, President Walker remarked: “As a lifelong member of the AGO, it is both a thrill and a humbling responsibility to be chosen by my peers to lead this great organization. As the 31st President in the 118 year history of the Guild, I am honored to walk in the steps of illustrious predecessors. During this era of … [Read more...]

AGO Elects 2014–2016 National Council and Regional Councillors

NEW YORK CITY—The AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS (AGO) announces a newly elected National Council for a term of two years, July 1, 2014–June 30, 2016. Election results were reported on Tuesday, June 24, during the AGO Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with the AGO National Convention in Boston, Mass. Members of the newly elected National Council include four national officers and three national councillors with portfolio. In addition, in accordance with AGO Bylaws, AGO Past President Eileen Guenther will remain on the Council as a non-voting member for a period of one year. The non-voting AGO Executive Director serves as an ex officio member of Council. PRESIDENT John Walker, FAGO, DMA, Baltimore, Md. VICE PRESIDENT / COUNCILLOR FOR … [Read more...]