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Welcome to the Berkshire Chapter of the American Guild of Organists website.  The chapter, now in its 69th year, serves Berkshire County, Massachusetts along with Southern Vermont and Northern Connecticut.  

The purposes of the American Guild of Organists are:

  • To advance the cause of organ and choral music, to increase their contributions to aesthetic and religious experiences, and to promote their understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment.

  • To improve the proficiency of organists and choral conductors.

  • To evaluate, by examination, attainments in organ playing, choral techniques, conducting, and the theory and general knowledge of music, and to grant certificates to those who pass such examinations at specified levels of attainment.

  • To provide members with opportunities to meet for discussion of professional topics, and to pursue such other activities as contribute to the fulfillment of the purposes of the Guild.

Upcoming Events

September 28, 2019

Organ Crawl

Organ crawl of Johnson organs, and Aeolian residential organs in Laneborough, MA, Williamstown, MA, and Manchester, VT.

November 09, 2019

Workshop on Hymn Playing

Colin Lynch, Associate Director of Music and Organist at Trinity Church, Boston, will present a workshop on Hymn-playing.

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Ed Lawrence, Dean


Charles Marshall, Sub-Dean


Michael Gerhard, Treasurer


Nancy King, Secretary

Thomas Tuthill, (2020) Member-at-large

John Cheney, (2022) Member-at-large