Welcome to our website!

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

Dean: Hugh Hinton - Sub-Dean: Jay Lane
(2020 - 2022)

Treasurer: Randy Steere (2021 - 2023)

Secretary: Cyndi Bliss (2021 - 2023)

Members at Large: Abby Schoppe (2024); 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 -

You are invited to attend the in-person (not virtual!!!) Installation of Officers of the AGO Merrimack Valley Chapter followed by a potluck dinner on September 18 at 6pm.

More details will be upcoming during the summer, but for the time being, please SAVE THE DATE, so we can get together and meet old and new members in person after 18 months of forced isolation.

Jay Lane Interview on WGBH

During the past twelve months, Jay Lane, MVAGO Sub-Dean, found an innovative way to continue rehearsing with hisvchurch choir and recording choir music for his church's services. The Boston Globe wrote an article about Jay's experience some time ago.

More recently, Jay was interviewed by Arun Rath on WGBH radio. The recording of his interview can be found at this link.

Congratulations, Jay!

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.