The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to enrich lives through organ and choral music. To achieve this, members of the AGO:
- encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music
- inspire, educate, and offer certification for organists and choral conductors
- provide networking, fellowship, and mutual support
- nurture future generations of organists
- promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles
- engage wider audiences with organ and choral music
The local chapter of the AGO includes the city of Tallahassee and the Big Bend region of northern Florida. Its members meet regularly for presentations, workshops, and organ recitals at local churches. The Tallahassee AGO is also heavily involved as a co-sponsor of the Tallahassee Sacred Music Conference, held biennially to explore the wonderfully rich tradition and practice of music for worship. At present, the executive board of the local chapter includes Joseph Kraus, dean; Carol Marchant, secretary; and Roger Ponder, treasurer; Patty Herrington, Margaret-Mary Owens, and Anthony Warrington serve as board members-at-large. For more information about the Tallahassee chapter of the AGO and its upcoming events, please visit www.tallahasseeago.org, or e-mail Dean Joseph Kraus (firstname.lastname@example.org).