Welcome to the San Jose Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. We are pleased to have you with us, and hope our website will help you learn more about us.
The American Guild of Organists (AGO) is an organization that serves anyone interested in the organ and choral music fields. 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.
The AGO San Jose Chapter is comprised of members in and around San Jose, California. Explore our website and learn more about us and other nearby AGO Chapters. Then join us at local performances found on our calendar. And if you have the same love of organs as we do, why not become a member?
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The American Guild of Organists is thrilled to announce the first online OrganFest, which will take place July 20-24. Each evening’s broadcast will premiere a new work which had been commissioned for the 2020 National Convention in Atlanta, accompanied by interviews with the composers.
Featured performers will be Jens Korndörfer, Amanda Mole, Alan Morrison, Thomas Ospital, and Catherine Rodland. Additional recorded performances by recent international organ competition winners will be presented, and short presentations will share exciting news and updates from the AGO.
The daily YouTube premiere (8pm Eastern) and accompanying Festival website will be available at no charge.
OrganFest 2020 promises to be an exciting way to showcase our beloved instrument and the great work of the AGO. Please share this information widely with your music-loving friends.
While we are saddened by the cancellation of many musical events this spring and summer, including our National Convention in Atlanta, we look forward to celebrating the future of organ music together online next month.
Updated Article under Area Organs
The following article has been updated on the Area Organs page.
Organ Scholarship for 2020
The Frasier Organ Scholarship has been established to encourage talented musicians of any age to continue organ studies. Interested applicants should print the following documents and submit the application before the application deadline of March 20, 2020.
Are you in need of substitute organist? We have several organists available to work as a substitute. Check out our recently updated Substitute Organist List. This list is always available in the Links section of this web site under Member References.
Are you looking for an organ teacher? Several of our members are qualified to teach organ. We maintain a listing of Organ Teachers that are located in San Jose and the South Bay area. Feel free to contact any of the listed organ teachers and join us in the wonderful world of the organ.
Updated Membership Form
The New Organist
Welcome to the wonderful world of the Organ. The New Organist page was created as an informational resource just for new organists. It provides links to the AGO Headquarters information and links to other various collected sources.