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The American Guild of Organists (AGO) is the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields. Founded in 1896 as both an educational and service organization, the AGO seeks to set and maintain high musical standards and to promote understanding and appreciation of all aspects of organ and choral music.

Under the leadership of the National Council, a network of volunteer committees and officials at the regional, district, and local levels directs the activities of the Guild. The AGO National Headquarters is in New York City where a full time staff supports the activities of the organization. For further information, contact the Headquarters office, 212-870-2310 or email.

The AGO will conduct two organ performance competitions in 2022. The AGO is also offering an Organ Scholar position in conjunction with Duke University at Duke University Chapel.

The AGO Organ Scholar Program will offer emerging organists the opportunity to experience an annual ten-month internship within a significant music ministry program in the United States. The first year of the training program will coincide with the 2022–2023 academic year and will be hosted at Duke University Chapel.

The National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance promotes the highest level of organ performance and is intended as a springboard for young artists.

The National Competition in Organ Improvisation seeks to further the art of improvisation by recognizing and rewarding superior performances in the field.

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