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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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!


Does the summer seem to go by more quickly each year — or is that just something I experience? At any rate, the new program year is upon us and I hope each of you is ready to actively participate in what has been planned. You’ll note that we have a few different activities this year — all in hope of a) getting our current members to actually show up to chapter meetings/programs, b) engage the broader community, and c) help us spread the word about the great things happening in the world of the pipe organ.

Please note carefully the chapter event happening on September 24 — it will be a great opportunity to catch up, share stories about our summer adventures, and to provide encouragement as we all launch into the busy seasons ahead.

As always, I do hope you will seriously consider inviting a friend or two to join you at chapter programs — yes, they are open to everyone! The AGO isn’t only an organization for organists, but also for those who might be in another musical discipline or simply be a lover of music.

NB. details about our upcoming meeting can be found on the “programs” page. All are welcome as members, friends, enthusiasts and curious individuals.