The American Guild of Organists (AGO) is the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields. The Guild serves approximately 17,000 members in 330 chapters throughout the United States, and in Europe, Asia and Australia. See below for the many benefits to membership.  We encourage churches to sponsor membership dues for their musicians.  Churches or individuals may also be interested in becoming a chapter friend at a lower dues level. (Chapter friends do not receive The American Organist, but have all the other benefits to Rochester Chapter members.)

New members can now join the Rochester chapter through the AGO national website:

Reinstating membership:

Former members whose memberships have lapsed can reinstate via the Join pages on the national website (same as link above). If the email supplied matches one in the system, the lapsed member will be given the option of re-instating. 
Benefits of membership in the American Guild of Organists:
  • Complimentary subscription to The American Organist
  • Access to national job postings
  • Eligibility for high-quality insurance plans for health, car, home, and professional liability at competitive rates
  • Discounts on AGO convention fees and educational resources
  • Discounts on Certification exam fees
  • Voting privileges in officer elections

Additional benefits available to Rochester Chapter AGO members 

  • Admission to local chapter events such as workshops, meetings, seminars, and social gatherings open to chapter members
  • Discounted tickets to the Rochester Celebrity Organ Recital Series and other chapter-sponsored recitals
  • Access to chapter directory and substitute list
  • Option to post events on chapter website
  • Monthly e-newsletter with event reminders and job postings