Welcome to AGO-Austin!
The purpose of the American Guild of Organists is to promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles, to encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music, and to provide a forum for mutual support, inspiration, education, and certification of Guild members.
--We offer monthly opportunities to meet for concerts, creative programming, workshops, and social gatherings;
--We help to improve the proficiency of organists and choral directors through evaluating, by examination, their attainments in organ playing, choral techniques, conducting, and the theory and general knowledge of music;
--We grant certificates to those who pass such examinations at specified levels of proficiency;
--We pursue such other activities as contribute to the fulfillment of the purposes of the Guild.
Being in Austin, we are fortunate to have several universities in the area with strong organ and choral music programs, including:
The University of Texas at Austin
Southwestern University at Georgetown
Texas State University at San Marcos
The Great Organ Series at the University of Texas sponsors several outstanding concerts each year, to which AGO/Austin members receive complimentary admittance. Our chapter provides receptions for the visiting artists following these concerts.