Southeast Minnesota Chapter of the American Guild of Organists

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Membership information and how to join

The American Guild of Organists is the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields. Founded in 1896 in New York City, the AGO now serves 21,000 members in 350 chapters throughout the United States and Europe.

Membership is open to all and includes working professionals – organists, choir directors, teachers, organbuilders, technicians, and suppliers to the field, as well as students, clergy, amateur musicians, and dedicated supporters.

Founded as both an educational and service organization, the Guild seeks to set and maintain high musical standards and to promote understanding and appreciation of all aspects of organ and choral music.

Membership is through local chapters, which hold regular meetings featuring performances, lectures, seminars, and discussions on a wide variety of topics.

All individuals interested in the organ and choral music fields are invited to join the American Guild of Organists through local chapters.

For more information, contact the Dean.

Voting Membership

Voting members are organists, choral conductors, and other individuals who support the purposes of the Guild. Voting membership includes participation in all chapter and national activities, elections, eligibility for certification examinations and for all insurance plans, and a one-year subscription to The American Organist magazine (twelve issues).

Membership is available at reduced rates to those 65 years and older, the disabled, and student enrolled in academic institutions.

Dual membership is available for those members who wish to be involved with more than one local chapter.

 2017-2018 Dues   
 Category  Total Dues
 Regular  $105
 Special/Disabled (65 and older or disabled)  $80
 Young Organist (under 30)  $50
 Partner (2nd member at same address, no TAO)  $75
 Dual (paid to second chapter)  $41
 Young Organist Dual (paid to second chapter)  $18
 Chapter Friend (no magazine)  $45

AGO Headquarters has changed the process for paying dues. Our chapter is participating in the ONCARD renewal system. To renew, go to AGO ONCARD Login.

Print the membership form (pdf). Return completed form by July 1, 2017, along with your payment to:

Brian Poch, Treasurer
2065 Summit Drive NE
Rochester, MN 55906

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