Southern Nevada Chapter
of the
American Guild of Organists



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Welcome to Our Website!

The American Guild of Organists is the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields. Founded in 1896 as both an educational and service organization, the AGO sets and maintains high musical standards and promotes understanding and appreciation of all aspects of organ and choral music. The Guild currently serves approximately 16,000 members in more than 300 local chapters throughout the United States and abroad. Membership is open to all and includes working professionals–organists, choral conductors, teachers, organbuilders, technicians and suppliers to the field–as well as students, clergy amateur musicians, and dedicated supporters. The Southern Nevada Chapter has been serving organists in the Greater Las Vegas area since 1968.

1. The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to foster a thriving community of musicians who share their knowledge and inspire passion for the organ.

2. The vision of the American Guild of Organists is to engage, support, and uplift every organist.

3. As a member of the American Guild of Organists you can

• connect with other organists
• enhance your skills as an organist and choral conductor
• celebrate the organ in historic and evolving context
• discover news of the organ and choral world online and in The American Organist
• enjoy camaraderie at events and conventions
• find inspiration and challenge
• receive encouragement from colleagues
• experience great organs and organists
• access career opportunities and job listings
• earn professional credentials through AGO certification

For eleven years the chapter has presented a recital series including the best organ talent from around the world. To see who will be appearing in the next series, please click on the "Events" key to the left. Guest artists perform in Doc Rando Hall on the campus of UNLV on the organ built by the Beckerath Company of Hamburg, Germany installed in 2004. It is a world-class 3 manual, 53 rank, 38 stop tracker instrument.

We also warmly welcome any Patron donations which are our main source for funding our recitals.

Please email David Dorway for information about membership or to become a Patron.

If you would like to be on our email list and receive regular announcements about our programs, please email Paul Hesselink.

If you have any questions please contact webmaster, Bruce Behnke.

This site was last updated on January 1, 2019