American Guild of Organists
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!
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Link to the Recording of
A 21st Century Facelift for the Certification Exams
Dear AGO Members,
The link to the recording of Monday's webinar, A 21st Century Facelift for Certification Exams can be found here . The certifications handout can be accessed here .
Additional information about how to access the Hymn Booklet will be available on September 1st. Please go to the Certification web page that is located under Education tab on the AGO website for full details.
Thank you for attending our webinar and for your interest in taking one of the certification exams.
The American Guild of Organists Committee for Certification.
A Virtual Organ Recital
Tuesday, Feb. 16th, 2021
Click here to watch our Members' Recital on Youtube.
Matthew O.Thomas, Dean
Charles Marshall, Sub-Dean
Tim Pyper, Treasurer
Dillon Striefeneder, (2025) Member-at-large
Scott Bailey, (2023) Member-at-large
Paige Busse (2024)Member-at-Large for Technology
W. Michael Brittenback (2024)
Member-at-large Emeritus (advisory)
Tom Damrosch, Chaplain
The American Guild of Organists is a national organization that seeks to foster a thriving community of musicians who share their knowledge and inspire passion for the organ. The purposes of the guild 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.