The Organ at BU's Marsh Chapel. Click here for information about the Silber Symphonic Organ at BU, located in the Metcalf Ballroom of the George Sherman Union.

Welcome to our website!

We serve the area more or less north and west
of Boston, MA.

Dean: Jay Lane - Sub-Dean: Maggie Marshall
(2022 - 2024)

Treasurer: Randy Steere (2021 - 2023)

Secretary: Cyndi Bliss (2021 - 2023)

Members at Large: Abby Schoppe (2024);

Raymond Hawkins (2023); and Katie Shrieves (2025)

Newsletter Editor and PR: Raymond Hawkins

Scholarships: Denise Ann Shea

Auditor: Shirley MacKenzie

Placement: Cynthia Arsenault

Librarian: Barbara Owen

Organ Restoration/History: Bob Reich

Chaplain: Dr. Richard Hughes

Webmaster: David G. Baker

(Click on the underlined names above to email that person.)

About the American Guild of Organists

The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to foster a thriving community of musicians who share their knowledge
and inspire passion for the organ.
The vision of the American Guild of Organists is to engage, support, and uplift every organist.
For more information, visit the National Office
For a list of the National Officers and Councillors, click here to go to that page on the National website. For a copy of our current Swell to Great newsletter, click here.

Interested in knowing about organs in our area? Here are links for pages in this site for organs in Lawrence and Lowell; click on the links above. The Boston Chapter also has a page for Boston organs.


UPCOMING MVAGO PROGRAMS 2022-2023February 25 - our annual Mini-Convention! We will have a slightly different format, with all programs in the morning, followed by lunch. There will be multiple offerings to choose from, with several geared toward pianists becoming organists. Look for details in the coming months; we have something for everyone!March and April – we have several good irons in the fire, but cannot commit quite yet.
May 21 - time TBA: annual Member's Recital at the First Religious Society UU in Newburyport, once home to our own organ stars, Barbara Owen and Jay Lane.
June - time TBA - annual meeting on Zoom.

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of long-time MVAGO member Carl Wickstrom. Please see his obituary for more on his life and for funeral arrangements. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.