The American Guild of Organists (AGO) is the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields. The Guild serves approximately 20,000 members in 348 chapters throughout the United States, and in Europe, Korea and Argentina.
Founded in 1896 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.
Under the leadership of the National Council, a network of volunteer committees and officials at the regional, district, and local levels directs the activities of the Guild. The AGO National Headquarters is in New York City where a full time staff supports and coordinates publication, administration, and development activities of the organization. For purposes of administration and representation, the Guild is divided into nine geographical regions, and each chapter is assigned to one of them.
This Chapter was originally chartered as the Alabama Chapter of the American Guild of Organists on March 20, 1929. By request from National Headquarters, our name was changed to the Birmingham Chapter of the American Guild of Organists on September 26, 1955.
We invite you to attend our meetings, to talk with our officers, and to join us in both our monthly activities and our special events.
- To see where we will meet next as a chapter, check the calendar listings accessible through the menu bar at the top of this page.
- To find e-mail addresses for our officers, our newsletter editor, and our webmaster, check the contact information you can find through the Visitors' menu above.
- If you want to learn more about the AGO nationally, there's a link to the AGO Headquarters web site under the Visitors' menu as well.