Welcome to the Southwest Michigan Chapter of the American Guild of Organists! Our chapter serves organists, choir directors, and organ enthusiasts in Kalamazoo, Portage, Battle Creek, Marshall, Coldwater, Schoolcraft, Centreville, Three Rivers, Sturgis, St. Joseph, Berrien Springs, South Haven, Paw Paw, Mattawan, and Richland.

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To learn more about the Southwest Michigan Chapter of the AGO we invite you to view these venues and our members. Remember to check out the upcoming events page as well!


At our meeting on Monday evening, 5 June, 2017, the following persons were installed as officers of the Southwest Michigan Chapter of the American Guild of Organists for the coming year:

Dr. Stephen White, Dean

Dr. Carrie Groenewold, Sub-Dean

Curt Flowers, Treasurer

Kay Ensfield, Secretary

Dr. Thomas Fielding, Rebecca McLaren Craft, Graeme Shields, councilors

I want to personally thank Helene Stuurwold (councilor), Elizabeth Bruce (sub dean) and Nate Mattson (treasurer) for their invaluable service on the executive board.  We are sad to see them leave these roles, but give thanks for the time and expertise they contributed to our chapter’s elected leadership.

Summer is often a time for a bit of rest, relaxation, and reflection — as well, as AGO conventions and other professional development opportunities.  I hope many of you are planning to be in Youngstown for our region’s convention.  Unfortunately, I am not able to attend due to a recital tour in the UK during that time, but will be with you in spirit.  Wherever the Summer finds you, I do hope you will take advantage of opportunities for enjoyment and come back to our shared work in the Fall with a new sense of energy and commitment.

Dr. Stephen White, Dean