The Merrimack Valley Chapter

welcomes you to our website!

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.

Next Event: Mark your calendar—Save the date -

MVAGO Twelfth Night Epiphany Party on Zoom
Sunday January 3, 2021 at 7 pm

Our MVAGO holiday party is always a highlight of our chapter’s year and a time full of festive spirits. We celebrate the end of the holiday season by holding it on Epiphany Sunday — we will have come through the busyness of the holidays and can relax and enjoy each other’s company in January. We will have plenty of time at this zoom party to talk about this most unusual Christmas season. In addition to socializing, we also usually sing some carols and Christmas anthems, and so this year we invite everyone to share a piece of music that you played or sang for Christmas.

Are you making recordings of Christmas organ preludes and postludes? If so, please share them with us.

We are all adapting to new conditions and new technology this year, so it will be wonderful to see some examples of what everyone is doing. Please contact Chapter Dean Hugh ( or Jay ( if you would like to share some holiday music, or anything else seasonal.

The Zoom invitation will be sent by email a few days before the event.

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.