The National Convention of the American Guild of Organists is held biennially in even-numbered years and reflects the diverse aspects of the Guild and its official work across the country. Held as a function of the national organization in partnership with a selected chapter, it represents a coalition between the national leadership and the host chapter's leadership. This joint venture combines the talents and creative strengths of each, and represents the larger vision of the whole membership and its needs.
We will not only feature great organs, but outstanding choral concerts, many commissioned works, a diverse array of worship opportunities and stimulating workshops.
The convention is created for you to be comfortably paced. Celebrate your choices. Register early for the widest selections.
Come experience the Bayou City and take a fresh look at our musical traditions. The 2016 AGO National Convention will showcase vibrant performances, world-class instruments, enlightening workshops, creative new music and inspiring worship. You will have many opportunities to meet fellow musicians and create dynamic connections. This is a convention you won't want to miss!
Houston, the 4th largest city in the U.S. and ranked No. 1 by Kiplinger, is a destination city. You will find outstanding restaurants, world-class arts organizations, user-friendly parks, and a thriving economy.
Exhibiting at the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston couldn’t be better! A spacious exhibit hall, easy access loading docks, dedicated freight elevators, and constant air-conditioning make exhibiting cool and easy. The exhibit hall is perfectly located on the same level as registration, most events, and cocktails!
The American Guild of Organists (AGO) is the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields. The Guild serves approximately 17,000 members in more than 300 chapters throughout the United States and abroad.
Founded in 1896 as both an educational and service organization, the Guild seeks to set and maintain high musical standards and to promote understanding and appreciation of all aspects of organ and choral music.
***This is a Biennial Event***