Recent News

LESSONS FOR THE NEW ORGANIST Makes Debut at AGO

  The American Guild of Organists (AGO) Committee on Continuing Professional Education (CCPE) commissioned concert organist Frederick Hohman to author and present a series of 30 video music lessons, with the goal of helping pianists of intermediate achievement to make a successful transition to the pipe organ when leading music in worship. The series is entitled LESSONS FOR […]

Young Organists Excel in RCYO Chapter Competition

The Salt Lake chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) hosted a chapter-level competition in the Quimby Regional Competition for Young Organists (RCYO) on March 9, 2017. Sarah Maxfield, 16, won the competition, and Dallin Baldwin, an organ performance major at BYU, was awarded runner-up. The competition was held at First United Methodist Church in […]

Voices from Abroad

We hear from Sarah Maxfield, 16, who was able to attend the Haarlem International Organ Festival this summer (2016). Sarah is also one of the winners of last spring’s UVAGO Youth Scholarship program.  Hi! My name is Sarah Maxfield; I turned 16 in June. I’ve played the organ for four years. This summer, as part of […]

Voices from Pipe Organ Encounter 2016

On this page, we hear the experiences of some of the youth who attended Pipe Organ Encounter 2016 in Salt Lake City. We are inspired by their youthful enthusiasm and passionate musicianship.   Julianna Carlson Provo, Utah Age 15 I never really had a thing for the organ until one day when my piano teacher, […]

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“The New Organist” on the National AGO Website

The New Organist webpage of the American Guild of Organists assists pianists to learn to play the organ! The Committee on The New Organist is dedicated to providing answers to common questions through their webpage. Help yourself to these resources (most of them free) for anyone learning about the organ: The New Organist

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Nick Banks of Pedals & Pipework

Nick Banks is, as he puts it, “a young, single-adult college student” with a passion for playing organs, especially pipe organs.  He routinely searches for and locates pipe organs in churches, concert halls, event centers, and other venues in the vicinity of his home in Utah County and reports his findings on a blog.  Most […]

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David Chamberlin Featured on Pipedreams: Salt Lake Celebration

David Chamberlin was featured recently with other well-known area organists on a Pipedreams program that aired on the radio the week of August 10, 2015. The program consisted of excerpts from inaugural concerts played on Utah-built Bigelow pipe organs at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral and St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Salt Lake City. Chamberlin, the […]

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St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Provides Performance Venue

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 50 West 200 North, in Provo is eager for us to continue using their facility for chapter events and musical programs. They would like to encourage our chapter members to use their venue for organ, instrumental, and vocal recitals. If you are interested in playing at St. Mary’s, you can contact […]

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Performance Opportunities at Provo Community Church

Our friends at Provo Community Church are eager for us to perform at their facility. They are currently involved in renovating the building and have plans to install a pipe organ in the sanctuary. Fund raising events are in progress, and PCC would love for our members to perform at some of these events. They […]

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The latest news from AGO National Headquarters about dues, etc.

February 10, 2015 To All Guild Leaders: The AGO National Council has established new dues rates for all dues categories. The new rates will appear on the April 1 renewal notices that AGO Headquarters will send to current chapter members renewing for the 2015-2016 membership year. These rates are $100 for Regular members; $75 for […]