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 20,000 members in more than 330 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 purpose of the Southern Arizona Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is to promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles, to encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music, and to provide a forum for mutual support, inspiration, education, and certification of Guild members.