Upcoming Chapter Events

2014-2015 PROGRAM

The program committee led by Sub-Dean Matt Skitzki has been hard at work planning for the coming year. We have a variety of wonderful events in the works. Please mark your calendars and plan to come to these events!



Sunday 9/21/14 - 4 PM

Kick off Picnic

Kick off the year with a picnic at Don Shultzaberger's home, Lakewood


Sunday 10/12/14 - 4 PM

Anthem Reading Session

Bring your favorite piece from your choral music library, we read them through. Get ideas for your church programming

Gesu Parish, 2470 Miramar Blvd, University Hts, OH 



Saturday 11/1/14 - 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Roberta Gary - Professor Emerita of Organ at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music

Body Mapping for Organists Workshop, co-sponsored by Oberlin, CIM

Church of the Covenant, Cleveland*

Friday 11/14/14 - 7:30 PM 

Jonathan Rudy - Winner of the 2014 National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance

Organ recital sponsored by AGO, St. John's Cathedral, and Trinity Cathedral

St. John's Cathedral, Cleveland*


Friday 1/9/15 - 6 PM to 9 PM

Epiphany Party

Just for fun!

Paul Guyer's home, Solon


Saturday 2/28/15

Quimby Competition

AGO scholarship competition

Fairmount Presbyterian Church, Cleveland Heights


Sunday 3/6/15 - 7:30 PM

James O'Donnell - Organist and Master of Choristers Westminster Abbey, London

Organ artist recital, AGO co-sponsor

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Cleveland Heights*


Sunday 5/3/15 - Time TBA

Psalm Festival / Annual Meeting

Church choirs and congregations

Church of the Covenant, Cleveland, University Circle*

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Chapter Election Results

Officers for the upcoming term will be:

Dean: Paul Guyer

Sub-Dean: Matthew Skitzki

Secretary: Jan Jones

Treasurer: Don Jackson


For the Executive Committee Term 2014-2017:

Barbara MacGregor

James Leek

Brian Wentzel

Carol Wipper 


Mission Statement

The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to enrich lives through organ and choral music. 

To achieve this, we:

  • Encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music;
  • Inspire, educate, and offer certification for organists and choral conductors;
  • Provide networking, fellowship, and mutual support;
  • Nurture future generations of organists;
  • Promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles; and
  • Engage wider audiences with organ and choral music.

This Week in Classical Music History



On July 10, 1911, American musicologist and harpsichordist Ralph Kirkpatrick was born. He taught at Yale and became famous for his pioneering musicological work on the sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti. He was also famous as a performer of Johann Sebastian Bach's keyboard works, especially the Goldberg Variations. He created an edition of the Goldbergs that was for many years considered the "gold standard." Here is an excerpt from one of his recordings. He died in 1984.


Bach Goldberg Variations BWV 988 Air- Var 7 Ralph Kirkpatrick

Bach Goldberg Variations BWV 988 Air- Var 7 Ralph Kirkpatrick


Events Calendar

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