Welcome to our website!

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

Dean: Hugh Hinton - Sub-Dean: Jay Lane

Treasurer: Craig Seaman

Secretary: Jodi Templer

Members at Large: Alice Johnson Hannon (2021); Cynthia Arsenault (2022); and Raymond Hawkins (2023)

Newsletter Editor and PR: Alain Bojarski - 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 his name to email the Webmaster)

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 website.

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.


Next Event: Mark your calendar—Save the date -

Next Chapter Event:

VIRTUAL Mini-Convention (Free)

Saturday February 27, 2021 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

We will have the pleasure to welcome two very interesting and famous speakers; Ian Watson in the morning will talk about the making of the Handel and Haydn Society’s virtual “Messiah”; in the afternoon, Katelyn Emerson will talk about “The Question of Practice: How do we learn?”

This event has attracted the attention of the AGO headquarters and they will advertise it regionally and nationally and we can expect sign-ups from members of other Chapters.

However, the number of attendees is limited by the agreement with Zoom; therefore, if you plan to attend, please register NOW by sending an email to Alain Bojarski ( alain.bojarski@comcast.net ) and the Zoom link will be emailed to you two days before the event.

The program and schedule of this virtual mini-convention will begin at 10:30am with Social Time, that will be followed at 11:00 am by Ian Watson's lecture. There will be a virtual on-line lunch break at 12:00 noon (food not provided by MVAGO!!) followed at 12:30 pm by Katelyn Emerson's presentation. The Mini-convention will conclude at 1:30 pm. The attendance at this mini-convention is free but donations to the MVAGO funds are welcome. For donations, please log on to AGO headquarters with your name and password and click on the “Make a contribution” tab. The various MVAGO funds are listed at the bottom of the page. Thank you for your support. The Zoom invitation will be sent by email a few days before the event.

We hope that you will be able to join us for this special mini-convention and please feel free to tell your friends, invite your friends and share the experience, and remind them to sign up.

Want to add an event to the calendar? Click here.

Some events are live-streaming. Click the link below to find out about them.

MVAGO Calendar


Do you know a young person interested in learning how to play the organ?

The Merrimack Valley Chapter has a scholarship program. An application is available by clicking here.

You can also click here for a list of chapter members who are available for teaching.

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