Membership

Join the American Guild of Organists

All individuals interested in the organ and choral music fields are invited to join the American Guild of Organists. Membership is open to everyone, regardless of denominational affiliation or musical ability.

There are three categories of membership in the American Guild of Organists:

VOTING MEMBER

Voting Membership is available to all organists, choral conductors, and other individuals who support the mission of the Guild. Voting membership can be with or without chapter affiliation and includes participation in all national activities, elections, eligibility for certification examinations and for all insurance plans, and a one-year subscription to THE AMERICAN ORGANIST Magazine. Membership is available at reduced rates to those age 65 or older, under 21, the disabled, and full-time students. Dual membership is available for those members who wish to be involved with more than one local chapter.

NON-VOTING MEMBER (National Subscribing Member)

Non-Voting Membership is available for individual and institutional National Subscribers to THE AMERICAN ORGANIST Magazine. No chapter affiliation, voting privileges, or other benefits are included. The one-year TAO subscription begins with the second monthly issue following receipt of payment.

CHAPTER FRIENDS

If you are not an organist, but would like to be affiliated only with a local AGO Chapter, please join as a Chapter Friend. Chapter Friends support the local Chapter, receive chapter newsletters, and participate in chapter events. Local chapters determine the rate for this category, which does not include national voting privileges, membership benefits, or a TAO subscription.

Membership Dues

Regular Voting member/with Print TAO $ 105
Regular Voting member/with TAO online $97
Special Rate Voting Member (65 or over, or disabled) Print TAO $ 80 
Special Rate Voting Member (65 or over, or disabled) TAO online $72
Young Organist (under 30) Print TAO      $50 
Young Organist (under 30) TAO online $ 42
Dual Chapter member: Regular $41 / Special $33 $41/$33 
Dual Chapter Young Organist (paid to 2nd chapter) $18
Chapter Subscriber (no TAO)      $ 46

Join As a Chapter Member

The American Guild of Organists is comprised of more than 300 Chapters located across the United States and abroad. Chapter membership allows you to get to know and work with other organists in your local area. Chapters activities and benefits often include

  • Local substitute lists so you can earn extra income by filling in for other chapter members
  • Chapter newsletters with news of local events and personal updates
  • Chapter Directories
  • Local recitals and other events

View a map of US mainland chapters.
View a map of chapters in Hawaii, Alaska, Asia, and Europe.
View a list of AGO chapters by state.

CURRENT AGO MEMBERS: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PAY YOUR DUES HERE. YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL OR LETTER WITH INSTRUCTIONS.