The American Guild of Organists

Evansville Chapter

Serving Southwest Indiana, Western Kentucky and Southern Illinois! The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to foster a thriving community of musicians who share their knowledge and inspire passion for the organ. The Evansville Chapter provides and supports organ-related programs and events for all ages in the Tri-State area, including our sponsorship of Pipedreams on WKU radio.

Flyer about concert at First Presbyterian Church in Mt.
        Vernon IN on May 19 at 4pm.
Sponsored by First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Vernon, Indiana. Players include AGO chapter members Dennis Carr, Julie Cotner, Carolyn Adams, Kevin Ellerbush, Nikolai Peek and Neal Biggers, as well as Patti Green on the piano. Donations will be accepted for the Evansville AGO's Dufford Scholarship Fund.

The Dufford Scholarship
The Evansville Chapter offers scholarships to encourage young students interested in organ lessons. Typically, the student will have had some years of previous keyboard study, and the scholarship subsidizes half of an organ teacher’s fee. Please email us at evansvilleago@yahoo.com for more information.


American Guild of Organists
Pipe Organ Encounters

Pipe Organ Encounters offer teenagers and adults a rewarding week of learning more about the pipe organ and its construction, instruction with experienced faculty, visits to hear and play outstanding instruments, and the chance to meet and interact with peers who share an interest in the King of Instruments. Click here for more information about these summer events at various locations around the country, and talk to your nearest chapter if you need financial assistance to attend a POE.

OUR CHAPTER'S COMPLETED 2023-2024 SEASON:
    

  • Installation of officers and hymn fest in May at St. Lucas UCC and a meal afterwards at Turoni's
  • Spring concert consisting of the six Organ Sonatas of Felix Mendelssohn performed by chapter members in April at First Presbyterian Church in Evansville  Video / Printed program
  • Pedals, Pipes & Pizza at Methodist Temple in March, included the assembly of an Orgelkids pipe organ kit
  • Pipe organ display at the 2024 New Tech High School's STEM Fest
  • Guest organist Wolff von Roos at Saints Mary and John Parish in Evansville in November / Video
  • End-of-summer social in September at a member's home
  • Several members of our chapter played in the re-dedication of the historic Möller organ at First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Vernon, IN in June.

Collage of 2022-2023 season events

Bach trio
                  sonata program performersClick here to watch a YouTube video
of our April 2023 Bach Trio Sonata program.

Click here to watch a YouTube video
of our May 2022 installation service at Methodist Temple UMC

Other previous programs are available on our YouTube page (link below).


Giesecke organMade in Evansville!

The Historic
Edmund Giesecke Organ
Restored in Memory of Helen Skuggedal Reed

This historic organ was purchased by the Evansville AGO Chapter. The chapter commissioned Taylor and Boody Organbuilders to restore it. It can be seen, heard and played at First Presbyterian Church in Evansville. You can contact our chapter or First Presbyterian for more information.



Evansville's Municipal Organ: 1919-2024
The Tinker Memorial Organ of the Evansville Coliseum

For a stoplist and history of the Tinker Memorial Organ, including some of the Evansville AGO Chapter's connections with the instrument, click here.




Online Membership Renewal

Mail-in Membership Form

Positions and Instruments Available

Local Organs Stoplists & Descriptions

Follow our Chapter on Facebook

Our Chapter YouTube Page
with some previous program

National A.G.O. Website


The 2024-2025 Executive Committee
Neal Biggers, Dean
Henry Maurer, Sub-dean
Kevin Ellerbusch, Secretary
Carolyn Adams, Treasurer
Sr. Darlene Boyd, Chaplain
Carol Grimm, Historian
Kathy Herdel, At-large
James Wells, At-large
Dennis Carr, At-large
Neal Biggers, Webmaster


Contact us at:
 evansvilleago@yahoo.com