Welcome!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.
Lithograph from L’art du facteur d’orgue (1766-1778), Dom Bédos de Celles
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Now that 2018 is firmly underway, I wanted to touch base regarding a few things happening in the life of the chapter. Chapter members Jared Montgomery and Daniel Tucker have successfully completed the AGO Service Playing Certification Exam. Our thanks to Drs. Carrie Groenewold and Karl Schrock for spearheading this component of professional development for our chapter. Jared and Daniel will be recognized at our April meeting.
We continue to seek ways of engaging a broader cross-section of our community — from local music students to those who are simply lovers of music. Ideas are being fleshed out regarding new chapter events that will help us spread our excitement and love of the pipe organ and all its possibilities.
Our chapter continues to be a positive force for the promotion of the pipe organ in our communities. As with every organization, our members must accept the responsibility of being ambassadors to help promote and participate in chapter events.
Stephen White, PhD., Dean
SOLI DEO GLORIA!