The AGO regional competitions began with the 1992-1994 cycle as an offshoot of the AGO NYACOP. Prior to 1992, younger players were able to enter NYACOP, however, as NYACOP became more demanding, it was apparent that a separate competition was needed for younger players. Since 2002, the AGO/Quimby Regional Competitions for Young Organists have been made possible by a generous grant from Michael Quimby, President, Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc. The RCYO competitions are held in odd-numbered years, in two separate stages. The competitions are sponsored and administered by the seven regions of the American Guild of Organists.
First Place – $1,000
Second Place – $500
2023 AGO/ Quimby RCYO Rules
2023 Rules for Regional Level Competitions
2023 Repertoire and Hymn Requirements for Competitors
2023 Regional Convention Competition Coordinator Resources