The American Guild of Organists is not just a medieval guild? This lively organization is going strong today with many members around our nation, in Canada and abroad. In our national organization we are getting together in small towns, universities, at regional and national conventions, conducting Pipe Organ Encounters, encouraging young pianists by holding Pedals, Pipes and Pizza meetings, hopping from church to church for ‘crawls,’ seeing and playing different organs, teaching, and learning as we go. Our magazine The American Organist (TAO) is a top-notch journal. Our Chapter sponsors the Organ Academy with members as teachers.
We are not a stuffy group of high-brow organists, who all have organ performance degrees. No, no, far from it. We are teachers, students, part-time composers and arrangers, office workers, singers, music directors and pastors, professors, engineers, full-time and part-time organists, keyboard and electronic organ aficionados who enjoy supporting one another (and even borrowing from one another) as we play excellent church music that makes a joyful noise to the Lord! (And we eat together from time to time.) Come and join us this coming year. It’s time to renew your membership! We urge you to renew but also think about someone else who might benefit from our Chapter’s meetings and resources.
There are various levels of membership—choose the one that suits you. National membership includes voting rights, the award winning magazine (TAO), our own Trumpetings newsletter mailed and/or emailed to you and coming to all our meetings throughout the year. The Chapter Friend level is strictly local but still with the Trumpetings and our meetings. Either way you can take advantage of the camaraderie, the resources, the ideas that come out of these gettogethers. Our Board will soon plan another year of variety, learning and fun. Send in your ideas and suggestions to Effie Sue Kemerley, our new Dean. Her email is email@example.com . Plan to come to as many meetings as you can; we try to vary days, times and places, and all meetings are open to the public! Submit your membership form, and give a copy of the form to a fellow musician or young student to make our group’s fine work available to others.
Ellen Bagley, membership Chair
Join the Dayton AGO Chapter! All organ, choral and church music practitioners and enthusiasts in Dayton, Greenville, Springfield, Xenia, Troy, Eaton, Springboro, Middletown, Lebanon and the surrounding areas are welcome in our Chapter. You don't have to be an organist or choir director: you only have to love the organ, and organ and choral music!
2013-2014 Membership Dues
Regular voting member - $92
Special voting member - $67 (over 65, under 21, or disabled member)
Student voting member - $37 (full-time, with valid school ID)
Partner voting member - $67 (only one TAO per household)
Dual voting member - $36 (must indicate primary chapter)
Student dual voting member - $15 (full-time; must indicate primary chapter)
Chapter Friend - $35 (non-voting, no TAO) •All members (except Partners and Chapter Friends) receive a one-year subscription to AGO's monthly magazine The American Organist. For more information on AGO membership or a membership form, please contact:
Ellen Bagley, Membership Chairperson
457 Big Stone Road
Beavercreek, Ohio 45434-5704
Make Checks payable to DAYTON CHAPTER, AGO