` The Memphis Chapter of the American Guild of Organists

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From the Dean...

Welcome to the website of the Memphis Chapter of the American Guild of Organists!

Looking back... Founded in 1914 – only a few years before the Great War sent its members across the pond to fight – our Guild predecessors endured the Great Depression, WW II, social upheaval and change – yet continued to share their art of music to restore beauty to the world again.

Looking forward... We are now in the midst of a pandemic – a challenge unlike those of the past in this regard: we cannot physically gather to show support, encouragement, and collegiality – always a strength of our Chapter. But we are fortunate to have other methods of communication to ‘virtually’ stay in touch. This website is one of them! Here you will find our monthly newsletter, the EnChamade - listings for open Positions - and a roster of Guild members available as Substitute Organists. Updates on possible programs, concerts, and other events will be posted as they are planned, based on current restrictions.

As J. S. Bach inscribed on his compositions Soli Deo Gloria! - so too let us offer our musical gifts.

Jane Scharding-Smedley

Dean, Memphis Chapter, American Guild of Organists


Learn more about AGO Young Organists at https://www.agohq.org/ago-young-organists/.


AGO Memphis is a local chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields.

The Chapter was chartered February 1914 as the Tennessee Chapter and rechartered in 1954 as the Memphis Chapter, the Original Tennessee Chapter.

Programs are open to the public and free. We welcome you to join us anytime. Visit our programs page for a schedule.

Membership is open. To anyone. Music skill is not required, only interest. Visit our membership page to learn more.


American Guild of Organists
Memphis Chapter
P.O. Box 770004
Memphis, TN 38177-0004