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 of an organ

L’art du facteur d’orgues

Dom Bédos de Celles (1709-1779)

We are very grateful that you have chosen to visit our website and sincerely hope that you will find joy and inspiration in its contents.  

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!


While it seems that Spring has struggled to arrive, the calendar is moving toward Summer rather quickly and with that comes a much needed break for many of us. Whether you are in a full- or part-time church position (we all know that part-time church work is in name only), the efforts of the program year, while rewarding on many levels, take their toll. I hope that each of you is able to take the needed time away for rest, renewal and self-care.

But before that happens, I hope you will join us for the final event of the program year on June 10. The evening looks to be a wonderful opportunity to gather, install the executive board, hear a wonderful new instrument by Jim Lauck, enjoy the culinary exploits of our colleagues, and exchange music to enhance our libraries.

I remain excited about the future of the SW Michigan Chapter and the work we do throughout the area we serve. The executive board remains committed to providing a range of chapter programs that will engage members of all backgrounds, as well as the community. We hope that you will support us through the sharing of ideas and active participation in chapter events.

Dr. Stephen White