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

Explore our upcoming events, connect with our officers, and explore the organs of the Beautiful Berkshires!

Upcoming Events

September 19, 2020

Workshop: Piano Music for Church

A review of some of the best piano music for church as selected by our membership.

October 18, 2020

"How I Did It": Multitracking for beginners

A live demonstration of multitrack recording  to help directors and organists with the absolute basics.

November 15, 2020

Panel Discussion: Music and Liturgy During the Pandemic

Join a panel of local clergy as they discuss the changes in liturgy, music, theology, and congregational life during the pandemic.

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The American Guild of Organists is a national organization which seeks to:

  • 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.


Ed Lawrence, Dean


Charles Marshall, Sub-Dean


Michael Gerhard, Treasurer


Nancy King, Secretary

John Cheney, (2022) Member-at-large

Scott Bailey, (2023) Member-at-large


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