AGO Membership

Membership in the AGO

All individuals or organizations interested in the organ and choral music fields are invited to join the American Guild of Organists. Category descriptions and dues rates are listed below. Dues run from July 1 through June 30. The American Organist (TAO) subscriptions, which is the National AGO monthly publication, begin in December.

How to Join

AGO Headquarters has instituted a new, online method of dues payment which replaced the old fill-out-the-form-and-send-in-the-check method. Renewing members are invoiced directly from headquarters. The new membership rates vary according to whether you prefer the online version of The American Organist magazine or the mailed print edition.

New members who want to join as a chapter member should go here: Join as a chapter member.

New members who want to join without chapter affiliation should go here: Join as an independent member.

In addition to the dues schedule below, you may also join as a CHAPTER FRIEND for $35. As a friend, you will receive emails and invitations to all programs. You will not receive The American Organist, however, or be a voting member. For more information about membership, rates, and comparisons please visit the National AGO website at:

Membership Comparison and Dues

Chapter & Independent Member Dues
Regular-TAO Print & Online$105
Regular-TAO Online only$97
Special-TAO Print & Online (65 and over  or disabled)$80
Special-TAO Online only (65 and over or disabled)$72
Young Organist-TAO Print & Online (under 30)$50
Young Organist-TAO Online only (under 30)$42
Other Member Dues
Dual Chapter Regular (paid to second chapter)$41
Dual Chapter Special (paid to second chapter)$33
Dual Chapter Young Organist (paid to second chapter)$18
Chapter Friend$35
Lifetime Membership*$3,000
*Contact AGO National Headquarters for payment options and additional information