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Welcome to the Atlanta Chapter
of the American Guild of Organists

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The American Guild of Organists (AGO) is a national professional association serving organ and choral fields. It provides educational, certification and professional assistance to its members, while promoting the use of the pipe organ in sacred and concert settings.

Founded in 1914, the Atlanta Chapter was the first AGO chapter in the state of Georgia and is one of the largest chapters in the USA. Our diverse membership includes organists, choral conductors, singers, music educators, organ builders, curators, clergy, and enthusiasts and supporters of the organ.

We would be pleased to welcome you as a guest to one of our events. Contact us at info (at) @agoatlanta.org for more information.

To join or renew your membership in the Atlanta Chapter, please click on the appropriate link below. When you join, we will be notified and will be in touch to welcome you personally.

Current and Renewing Members click here

New Members click here

Dr. David Barber
Dean, Atlanta Chapter AGO

Earl Smith Strand Theatre - Marietta, GA

SUNDAY • AUGUST 21, 2016 • 3:00 PM

Comedy Shorts & Silent Movies

Earl Smith Strand Theatre
17 North Park Square – Marietta
Map to Earl Smith Strand Theatre - Marietta, Georgia
Hosts: Ron Carter & Ken Double


Our opening program of the season is a joint presentation of AGO Atlanta and ATOS Atlanta (the Atlanta Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society). The program features short silent comedies with live accompaniment by AGO and ATOS members at the Allen GW-IV theatre organ. Click on the Google Maps icon above for location details. We hope you will join us on Sunday, August 21st!

Georgia/Atlanta Chapter History

One hundred years has long been considered a significant measure of age. The Georgia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, organized on October 6, 1914, and chartered in 1955 as the Atlanta Chapter, reached this prestigious distinction on October 6, 2014.

Atlanta Armory (Atlanta, Georgia)
Atlanta Auditorium Armory and its 4/60 Austin Organ (1910, Op. 262)

Events leading to the establishment of the AGO in Atlanta were set in motion early in the 20th century when a municipal auditorium housing a large pipe organ was conceived for the city. Stories of the auditorium organ and of municipal organ music in Atlanta revealed a colorful musical environment common to many ambitious turn-of-the-century cities. It was from this environment that Atlanta musicians decided to join together for mutual professional development.
Click here to read the history of our chapter, written by Dan Pruitt, Chapter Historian.