Last updated: September 29, 2017 at 16:38 pm

Welcome to the Macon Chapter of the American Guild of Organists


Purpose of the American Guild of Organists

The American Guild of Organists (AGO) is the national professional association serving organ and choral fields. Chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York in 1896, the AGO now serves over 21,000 members throughout the United States and world-wide. It provides educational and certification services and professional assistance to its members, and promotes the use of the organ in sacred and concert settings.

  1. 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.
  2. To improve the proficiency of organists and choral conductors.
  3. 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 achievement.
  4. 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.

Current and Renewing Members click here

New Members click here

Dr. Jane Kimbrel, DMA
Dean, Macon Chapter AGO

2017–2018 Chapter Sponsored Programs


Tuesday, September 19, 2017 6:30 PM 

Annual Pot Luck Dinner

Members are invited to share of recent continuing education experiences

Dr. Jeffery Seeley, host

Vineville United Methodist Church

2045 Vineville Avenue


Tuesday, October 24, 2017 7:30 PM

Silent Film Phantom of the Opera

Accompanied by organist Ron Carter

Public invited to attend

Dr. Michael McGhee, host

Wesleyan College (Co-Sponsor)

4760 Forsyth Rd.


Tuesday, January 9, 2018 7:30 PM

Open Console and Informational Session at New A.E. Schlueter Organ

Ms. Anne Armstrong and Mr. Hunter Godsey, hosts

First Baptist Church

511 High Place


Sunday, February 4, 2018 4:00 PM

Hymn Festival led by Dr. John Behnke

Composer and Emeritus Organ/Handbell Professor Concordia University

Dr. Jane Kimbrel, host

Mulberry Street United Methodist Church

719 Mulberry Street


Monday-Friday March 19-23, 2018 12:00 PM

Cherry Blossom Organ Concerts

Mr. Pat Cates, host

Mulberry Street United Methodist Church

719 Mulberry Street


Monday, March 19, 2018 7:30 PM

Cherry Blossom Organ and Brass Concert

Colony IV Brass and AGO members

Ms. Gail Pollock, host

Riverside United Methodist Church

735 Pierce Avenue


Monday, May 7, 2018 12:00 PM

Annual Clergy/Musician’s Luncheon

Speaker: Rev. Barbara Day Miller

Retired Dean of Worship, Music and Liturgy at Candler School of Theology

Mrs. Ellen Wilson, host

St. Francis Episcopal Church

432 Forest Hill Road


We’d love to have you in our chapter!  Membership is not limited to organists only.  It is open to anyone who has an interest in organs and/or organ music.  If you’re interested in becoming “one of us,” please contact Gerald Carper, our Treasurer and Membership Chair.   He will lead you through the quick process that can be done almost entirely online.

Gerald Carper,


Employers and job seekers are invited to post and search listings of available positions on the Guild’s National Website.

2016­–2017 Executive Committee

Dean: Dr. Jane Kimbrel
Sub-Dean: Mrs. Ellen Wilson
Past Dean: Ms. Nelda Chapman  or
Secretary: Mrs. Sandra Smith
Treasurer: Mr. Gerald Carper
Registrar: Dr. Michael McGhee
Website/Publicity: Mr. Jonathan Poe
Historian: Dr. Harry Eskew
Chaplain: Mr. Dana Smith


AGO National website