Southwest Michigan Chapter of the American Guild of Organists


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.

First Presbyterian Church, Kalamazoo
50th anniversary of the Casavant organ.
Members recital on Monday, 10 Feb. at 7pm.

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!


What a busy time the past few weeks have been with preparations and performances associated with Advent, Christmas and New Year. Now that we have launched into the new year, I do hope that each of you will be able to retrospectively see the very positive impact you have on so many people: their experience of the holidays, as well as their makin gof new and lasting memories.

As we move into the new year, I do hope you will pledge anew to be an active participant in YOUR chapter – the programs, meetings, and meals we share are only meaningful if you participate. I realize that it is easy to “get busy” or have conflicting events, however I hope you will mark all upcoming chapter events into your calendars and try to make them – I guarantee you won’t be disappointed and you may even meet someone or learn something new!

For those who teach organ outside of the university setting, please note the David Sly scholarship application deadline is approaching. The application form is found elsewhere on this website.

Dr. Stephen White, Chapter Dean