Welcome to the Memphis Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Our website has a lot of information contained within that I hope you will find useful. Programs for the upcoming 2017-18 year, information about scholarships for organ students, a list of organ substitutes and photo gallery are samples of what you can find here.
We are here at the end of another great year of AGO programs and meetings. I hope you have been able to attend at least one of our programs and/or meetings. Rich in diversity and always informative, our programs and meetings never fail to delight. Thank you to all the host churches for providing a venue for our events.
As I wind down my tenure as Dean of the chapter, I am grateful for the opportunity to serve you in helping make this chapter a growing and effective organization. I encourage you to continue to support the events of the AGO. Invite a friend or colleague to share a ride with you to our summer recital series (see specific dates for concerts below) and to programs of the 2017-2018 season (see Program tab)
A special thank you to the outgoing officers, Samson Toe, Aaron Foster and Joe Holloway. At our Progressive dinner in May we honored Joe Holloway who has served as Treasurer of the Chapter for 19 years. His daughters, Gayle and Carol were i n attendance at our meeting to accept on behalf of Joe a plaque recognizing his dedicated service to the chapter. Joe has been for these many years the welcoming face of our chapter. I miss seeing that big smile when I come to meetings. Last but not least, I know that the chapter is in good hands with the newly elected officers: Barry Oliver as Dean and new officers Theresa Osbahr and Brian Campbell. Each of them bring new and creative ideas to the table. I look forward to seeing how their ideas and skill s enhance our chapter.
I hope you have time off this summer for reflection and rejuvenation. As part of my continuing education and rejuvenation, I will be attending the AGO Regional Convention in Jacksonville, FL. I hope to learn new ‘tips and tricks’ about playing organ and planning music for worship. I am sure I will purchase some new music to learn, too (like I need another piece of music!!). It’s not too late to consider attending this convention and I would enjoy seeing a familiar face while in Florida!
Have a great summer and I hope to see you at the Summer Recital Series.
Carolyn Mason, Dean
AGO Memphis is a local chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields.
The Chapter was chartered February 1914 as the Tennessee Chapter and rechartered in 1954 as the Memphis Chapter, the Original Tennessee Chapter.
Programs are open to the public and free. We welcome you to join us anytime. Visit our programs page for a schedule.
Membership is open. To anyone. Music skill is not required, only interest. Visit our membership page to learn more.