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. Our chapter provides and supports organ-related programs and events in the Tri-State area, and offers scholarships for organ lessons.

Organ-Related Events in our Community:
Upper part of
              Fisk facade pipes.
      • First Friday Organ Recitals: First Presbyterian Church in Evansville will present organ recitals featuring students from the organ department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. The recitalist on February 2, 2024 will be Chase Loomer, on March 1st Evelyn Rohrbach and on May 3rd Emily Ballentine Erb. (April 5th TBA.) The recitals will begin at 7:00 pm Central Time and will last about an hour

Evansville A.G.O. Chapter events and projects in 2024 include:
Scenes from the
              2023 AGO booth at the STEM Fest
Scenes from our 2023 booth
A pipe organ booth at the
New Tech High School 2024 STEM Fest
on February 23 and 24

at Methodist Temple UMC in Evansville
10:30am-12:30pm (Central Time)
Click here for an event flyer or
email us at for more info.

Mendelssohn Organ
              Sonatas graphic
A Concert featuring the
Organ Sonatas of Felix Mendelssohn

Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 4pm (Central Time)
at First Presbyterian Church in Evansville

Inside pic of St.
              Lucas UCC
Hymn Festival and Installation of Officers
Monday evening, May 6, 2024
St. Lucas U.C.C. in Evansville
Brief chapter meeting at 5:45pm Central Time. The service begins at 6pm.
Dinner at Turoni's on N. Main St. after the service.

The Dufford Scholarship
The Evansville Chapter of the American Guild of Organists offers scholarships to encourage young students to take organ lessons. Scholarships generally subsidize half of an organ teacher’s fee. Please email us at for more information.


Our chapter sponsored a concert by guest organist Wolff von Roos from Indianapolis on the A. E. Schlueter organ at Saints Mary and John Parish in Evansville on November 10, 2023. The concert can be watched on Facebook.

We enjoyed an end-of-summer social on Monday, September 11, 2023, sharing some good food along with summer conference and travel reports and a discussion of future chapter events. Our host played a few pieces on his historic two-manual and pedal, Estey Style-T reed organ.

Several members of our chapter played
in the re-dedication of the historic Möller organ at First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Vernon, IN on Sunday afternoon, June 15, 2023.

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.

Online Membership Renewal

Mail-in Membership Form

Positions and Instruments Available

Local Organs Stoplists & Descriptions

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Our Chapter YouTube Page
with some previous program

National A.G.O. Website

The 2023-2024 Executive Committee
Nikolai Peek, 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
Neal Biggers, At-large & Webmaster

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