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Mission, Vision, and Value Proposition

The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to foster a thriving community of musicians who share their knowledge and inspire passion for the organ.

The vision of the American Guild of Organists is to engage, support, and uplift every organist.

Value Proposition (A Value Proposition is simply a promise of value to be delivered–a statement of the specific benefits you can expect through AGO membership.)

As a member of the American Guild of Organists you can:

  • connect with other organists
  • enhance your skills as an organist and choral conductor
  • celebrate the organ in historic and evolving contexts
  • discover news of the organ and choral world online and in The American Organist
  • nurture new organists of all ages
  • share knowledge and expertise
  • enjoy camaraderie at chapter events and conventions
  • find inspiration and challenge
  • receive encouragement from colleagues
  • experience great organs and organists
  • access career opportunities and job listings
  • earn professional credentials through AGO certification

“The Story of the American Guild of Organists” by Samuel Atkinson Baldwin (H.W. Gray, 1946) was published on the 50th anniversary of the AGO.

Chapter IV (pages 41 to 50) is the “Story of the New England Chapter,” which puts together all of the events leading to chapters in New England (other than Connecticut), including Boston, which had apparently become the Massachusetts Chapter (before being known as the Boston Chapter), still being known as that in the 1946 Yearbook and Directory.

To read this short history (1905-1946) click here