from Dean John Sittard

Welcome to the website of the Detroit Chapter of the American Guild of Organists! 

As one of the largest AGO chapters in the country, we strive to be a useful resource in the fields of organ and choral music for our members.   We provide quality educational and professional experiences, as well as opportunities to hear first-rate performances of musicians from the metro Detroit area and from across the country and beyond.

Membership information, as well as upcoming events and interesting information about our chapter, including its musicians and many historical instruments from the Detroit area, may be found on our website.  You will also find useful placement information, as well as a list of organ teachers.

Again, welcome!  We do hope you enjoy your visit.

Soli Deo Gloria!

John Sittard, Dean

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The Detroit Chapter of the American Guild of Organists

More than 100 Years of Education
Founded 1910 
Eighth Chapter of the AGO Host
of the 2009 Regional Convention

Mission Statment: The purpose of the American Guild of Organists is to promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles, to encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music, and to provide a forum for mutual support, inspiration, education, and certification of Guild members.
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Upcoming Events

  • On Sunday, September 14 at 4:00 pm, a Choral Vespers service will be held at Old St. Mary's Catholic Church in Detroit celebrating the Feast of the Exultation of the Holy Cross. Organists Bob Barnhart, Joseph Balistreri, and John Sittard will also be featured. This is the first event of the 2014-2015 program season of the Detroit AGO.

    Admission is free and open to the public. Old St. Mary's Church is located at 646 Monroe Avenue in Greektown, Detroit. For more information, please contact John Sittard, Chapter Dean, at 248-644-5460.

HAVE YOU RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP?If not, the time is now! The new AGO year began July 1.   Renewals are now being handled through AGO National's "ONCARD" (Online Collection and Remittance of Dues) system).  By clicking HERE, you will be able to access ONCARD to pay your dues by credit card. ONCARD screens are secured with the https protocol.