Individuals interested in the organ and choral music fields are invited to join the American Guild of Organists. Membership is open to everyone, regardless of denominational affiliation or musical ability.

Membership in the AGO brings the following benefits

  • Annual subscription to The American Organist
  • Access to national job postings
  • Eligibility for high-quality insurance plans for health, car, home, and professional liability at competitive rates
  • Discounts on AGO convention fees and educational resources
  • Discounts on Certification exam fees
  • Chapter events such as recitals, workshops, meetings, and seminars (chapter members only)
  • Voting privileges in officer elections

AGO membership is offered both through local chapters, and

to individuals who wish to participate as independent members without chapter affiliation. Local chapters hold regular meetings featuring performances, lectures, seminars, and discussions on a wide variety of topics. Many chapters also offer monthly newsletters, scholarship programs, musician placement services, and substitute referrals to employing institutions. Independent members enjoy all of the same national benefits as chapter members, however, they do not receive the various benefits local chapters have to offer.

If you are interested in joining, please contact our Registrar, James David Mason, or follow this link to renew online.

After logging in you will be directed to the ONCARD main menu. Choose "Renew Dues & Subscriptions" at the top of the menu. You can update your personal information as part of the renewal process, or by choosing "Update Personal Information" from the main menu.

Enter your username and password to continue. First time login: Your username is the first letter of your first name followed by your last name. (Do not include apostrophes, hyphens, or spaces). Your password is your member ID which is found just to the left of the date on the address label of The American Organist magazine.

No TAO or forgotten your username or password? Follow the link above.

Join As a Chapter Friend

The American Guild of Organists is comprised of more than 300 Chapters located across the United States and abroad. Chapter membership allows you to get to know and work with other organists in your local area. Chapters activities and benefits often include

  • Local substitute lists so you can earn extra income by filling in for other chapter members
  • Chapter newsletters with news of local events and personal updates
  • Chapter Directories
  • Local recitals and other events

Chapter & Independent Member Dues

Regular - TAO Print $105
Regular - TAO Online $97
Special - TAO Print (65 and over  or disabled) $80
Special-TAO Online (65 and over or disabled) $72
Young Organist - TAO Print (under 30) $50
Young Organist - TAO Online (under 30) $42


Other Member Dues

Dual Chapter Regular (paid to second chapter) $41
Dual Chapter Special (paid to second chapter) $33
Chapter Friend $50
Lifetime Membership* $3,000

*Contact AGO National Headquarters for payment options and additional information


Essential to the well-being and success of our local chapter are the donations we receive over and above the chapter dues.  Only a small portion of your dues to National are returned to the local chapter.  Without your generous giving we could not provide the local events and activities that make up our organization.  We hope that you will consider making this success possible with a generous and much appreciated donation.  You may make this donation online when you renew your membership or you can send a check to:

Knoxville AGO
James Mason, Registrar
2115 Terrace Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37916

Benefactor $200 or more
Patron $150 - $199
Sponsor $100 -$149‚Äč
Donor $50-$99
Friend $1-$49


See the programs and activities that KnoxAGO members are involved in


See the latest news and stories abot KnoxAGO members


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