Competitions for new music are an important part of the Guild’s commitment to the future of organ and choral music. The competitions below are conducted in cooperation with the AGO Committee on New Music and the donors as approved by the National Council.
Seeking to draw on particular individual strengths, the Committee on New Music has developed a procedure wherein composers submit proposals for commission rather than compose for stipulated criteria. For more information, see the AGO/Marilyn Mason, AGO/ECS, and Pogorzelski-Yankee sections. If you have any questions, please contact AGO National Headquarters by email or phone at 212-870-2311, ext 4320.
Listen to the winning compositions from past competitions.
Committee on New Music
Louise Mundinger, MM, Director Email
David J. Hurd, Jr., MusD Email
Carol Feather Martin, MM Email
Alexander Meszler, DMA Email
M. Jonathan Ryan, MM, FAGO, ChM, ex officio (Vice President/Councillor for Competitions and New Music) Email
AGO Headquarters Email