Welcome to the web site of the District of Columbia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
Our city and its surrounding areas boast a lively pipe organ culture, to which our Chapter members contribute significantly.
We invite all who love the pipe organ and its music to explore this website for opportunities to attend AGO-sponsored events as well as concerts in our churches and concert halls. All are welcome, no matter if you're an official AGO member or not. Our mission is to share the glories of the "King of Instruments" with everyone.
Perhaps you found this site because you are interested in becoming a member of the Chapter. We would be delighted if you would join our ranks. The Membership Form link offers a simple way to proceed. We also welcome you to become a dual member with us and your home chapter.
Thank you for visiting us. We hope that you will join us for one or more of our seasonal events.
Basilica summer series
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is hosting its annual summer organ recital series each Sunday at 6 pm through Aug. 28.
Recitals are free and open to the public. They are preceded by a 5:30 pm carillon recital.
or the entire schedule, click here.
The basilica is at 400 Michigan Ave. NE
Looking for a new job?
More than 20 openings for organists in the DC-MD-VA area can be found using the Membership tab above. Click on Positions Available.
Each year, the DC AGO chapter partners with the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America to present "Music at the Monastery," a member recital series. Recitals are at 4 pm the second Sunday of each month, October-May, on the monastery's Lively-Fulcher organ.
It's a great opportunity for members to prepare a recital, invite their church communities, and play on a splendid instrument in a one-of-a-kind acoustic. The monastery is at 1400 Quincy St. NE.
If you are interested in signing up or have any questions, contact Russ Weismann, at email@example.com.
Free lessons through POI
The Potomac Organ Institute is a program sponsored by the DC, Northern Virginia and Potomac AGO chapters to provide a year of free lessons to accomplished piano students who wish to learn the organ.
Although POI already has several candidates signed up for 2022-23, there is room for a few more. If you know of a promising piano student with potential for beginning organ study, please contact Peter Crisafulli at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Carolyn Booth at