Welcome to the Chattanooga Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO)!

The AGO is a national professional association of over 17,000 members throughout the United States and abroad. Chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York in 1896, the Guild’s mission is to enrich lives by encouraging excellence in the performance of organ and choral music. AGO Membership is open to anyone interested in the organ and choral music fields, including organists, choir directors, music teachers, working professionals, students, clergy and dedicated supporters. AGO has no denominational affiliation and members are not required to have or demonstrate musical ability.

Membership is an important sign to the community that you support the work of the Guild both at the national level and at the local level. The Guild supports education programs for musicians of all levels. These program, whether certification programs for organists or educational programs for aspiring organists, are vital to the survival of our craft.

The Chattanooga Chapter spans the area from Sewanee to Athens, TN to Dalton, GA. Area concerts, recitals, and musical programs are sponsored by the chapter throughout the year and are open to the public. Your membership will enroll you in the music community of Chattanooga, and assist you in making beneficial connections with working musicians, artists, music business owners, and assist you in finding positions in the churches of Chattanooga and neighboring communities.

There are a number of membership options available. Learn more about AGO membership by reading the Membership Overview.

New and renewing memberships are now handled through the National AGO’s ONCARD webpage. Click the appropriate link to be forwarded to The National AGO website:

New Member Registration                         Renewing Members