2019 Regional Conventions

Northeast Region





Buffalo Chapter, Buffalo, NY
Hotel: Hyatt Regency
July 1-4, 2019
Contact: John P. Novak, 7 Maiden Lane, North Java, NY 14113, 716-880-4920

Featured artists include Nathan Laube, Chelsea Chen, Katelyn Emerson, David Higgs, Michael Hey, Bruce Neswick, Judy Congdon and more performing on great instruments including the Hook & Hastings/Andover Centennial organ, the 151 Rank Möller/Parsons organ at Holy Trinity, the C.B. Fisk Organ at the University and the 81 Rank Aeolian-Skinner organ at Westminster. Convention-goers will also be amazed by the architecture, including a tour of the world famous Darwin Martin House by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and the natural beauty of Niagara Falls and the Chautauqua Institute.

Mid-Atlantic Region








SouthWest Jersey and SouthEast Jersey Chapters
June 30 – July 3
Contact: Evelyn Larter, CAGO (Coordinator) 507 Daretown Road Elmer, NJ 08318 (Cell) 856-261-4490

The SouthWest and SouthEast Jersey Chapters look forward to welcoming you to the Mid-Atlantic Convention, June 30 – July 3. Come for the historic small towns, the fantastic organs (including the world’s largest, the Midmer-Losh at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City), and an all-star lineup of artists, including Daniel Roth (Paris), Istvan Ruppert (Budapest), Alan Morrison, Carol Williams, The Philadelphia Organ Quartet, and many more. And with inspiring workshops, such as Practicing with Efficiency and Creativity and Bach and the Reformation, a truly memorable convention awaits. We’re based at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, on the Cooper River in Cherry Hill. Come join us. Agosouthjersey2019.org. Evelyn R. Larter, CAGO, Coordinator.

Southeast Region




Grand Strand Chapter
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Hotel: Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center
June 9-12, 2019
Billy Fallaw (Co-Coordinator)
First United Methodist Church
1001 Fifth Avenue
Conway, SC 29526
(H) 843-655-3077
Brian Monroe (Co-Coordinator)
554 Hawthorne Drive
Pawleys Island, SC 29585
(H) 843-385-6523

The 2019 Southeast Regional Convention, June 9-12, promises to be a fun, interactive, and informative event in beautiful, iconic Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Conferees will encounter some of the finest concert organists in the US and Opening Choral Evensong, Poulenc’s Organ Concerto, Palmeri’s Misa a Buenos Aires, and a Carolina Barbeque on the Waccamaw River. In addition, local organizations, Carolina Master Chorale and Long Bay Symphony, will perform. Our grand finale will include a RCYO winner’s recital and a Low Country Evening Gala on Pawleys Island. Come to the beach! See you at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel! AGOSE2019.com. Billy Fallaw and Brian Monroe, Coordinators.

Great Lakes Region





Grand Rapids Chapter
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Hotel: Amway Grand Plaza (Hilton Curio)
June 30-July 3, 2019
Peter Kurdziel (Coordinator)
c/o Basilica of Saint Adalbert Music Office
654 Davis Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(H) 231-286-9708

The Great Lakes Region will “Gather at the Grand” in Grand Rapids, MI from June 30 – July 3 at the Amway Grand Plaza. This beautiful hotel, with its perfect balance of old-world charm and modern amenities, is within walking distance of distinctive eateries and world class museums. In addition to the treasure trove of instruments in the city, we will travel to nearby Holland to hear the dazzling new Casavant in the concert hall at Hope College. The convention will conclude with a grand banquet. The all-inclusive price includes transportation, a box lunch in Holland, and the grand banquet. Peter Kurdziel, Coordinator.

North Central Region

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Hotel: Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
June 16-19, 2019
Larry Wheelock (Coordinator)
3112A W. Highland Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53208
(Cell) 414-617-2535

Milwaukee, on America’s third-coast, is a city imbued with 19th-century charm and a forward-looking attitude. From the iconic Calatrava art-museum to the Flemish Renaissance City Hall, there is an appreciation of the arts accompanied by a tradition of craft, from fine brewing to fine motorcycles. Milwaukee has assembled a distinguished group of performers, yet the roster has a definite bias to younger performers. This will be a rich, memorable gathering. We have expended every effort to make this experience affordable. You will find a warm welcome and a worthwhile experience at the North Central Regional Convention, June 16-19. agoMilwaukee.org. Larry Wheelock, Coordinator.

Southwest Region

Denver Rocky Mountain Chapter
Denver, Colorado
Hotel: Brown Palace Hotel and Holiday Inn Express Denver Downtown
July 7-10, 2019
Brian du Fresne, AAGO (Coordinator)
1114 Martin Road
Longmont, CO 80504
(Cell) 720-289-5248

It is our pleasure to welcome you to Denver for the Southwest Regional Convention. Enjoy four days of performances by world-class artists such as John Schwandt, Marie-Bernadette Dufourcet-Hakim, Matthew Dirst and Damin Spritzer. Featured ensembles including the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado and St. Martin’s Chamber Choir will provide our attendees with thrilling performances. Unique worship opportunities and our wide range of workshops will educate, inspire, and inform. Workshops and exhibits will be at the famous Brown Palace Hotel, our convention headquarters. Please join us in beautiful Denver, “Where Mountains Lift the Eye”, July 7-10. Register early! agodenver2019.org. Brian du Fresne, AAGO, Coordinator.

West Region

Orange County Chapter
Irvine, California
Hotel: Hotel Irvine
June 30-July 3, 2019
Alicia J. Adams (Coordinator)
16181 Nassau Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
(H) 714-840-0766

The West Region will present an inspiring, motivational and educational convention with artists and presenters not to be missed – June 30 – July 3 in Orange County, California. Frederick Swann will be presented with the first-ever honorary FAGO certificate, during the grand finale concert in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Venues showcase instruments by Aeolian-Skinner, Opus 1140 and Opus 3640, C. B. Fisk, Inc., Casavant Frères, Reuter Organ Company, R. M. Ballantyne Pipe Organ, a William B. D. Simmons built in 1846, and Larry Phelps with additions and revoicing by Dale Schweitzer. For further information and to register for this exceptional convention designed and planned for you, go to agowest2019.com. Alicia Adams, Coordinator


2021 Regional Convention Locations

Northeast / Mid-Atlantic Regions
Westchester County Chapter
White Plains, New York
June 27-30, 2021
Jonathan Riss, MM, FAGO, ChM, Convention Coordinator
37 Elizabeth Street
Ossining, NY 10562
(Cell) 516-729-6168

Great Lakes Region
North Shore Chapter
Evanston, Illinois
June 27-30, 2021
Andrea Handley, AAGO, Convention Coordinator
516 Greenwood Street
Evanston, IL 60201

North Central Region
Twin Cities Chapter
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
July 4-7, 2021
Jacob Benda, DMA, Convention Coordinator
7470 Canyon Curve
Chanhassen, MN 55317
(Cell) 612-298-9692

Southwest Region
Tulsa Chapter
Tulsa, Oklahoma
July 5-8, 2021
Casey Cantwell, Convention Coordinator
3127 East 4th St.
Tulsa, OK 74104
(Cell) 918-809-9162

West Region
Portland (Ore.) Chapter
Portland, Oregon
July 5-8, 2021
Heidi Kohne, MM, CAGO, Convention Coordinator
1646 NE 53rd Ave.
Portland, OR 97213

[Please note:  full information will be published here about these events when complete details are available.]

Regional Convention Planning Documents