Membership in the Guild

Membership in the Guild comes with many benefits, including the following:

  • Annual subscription to THE AMERICAN ORGANIST
  • Educational activities including chapter programs and national and regional Conventions
  • Professional development services including access to our online job board
  • Certification program
  • Discounts on AGO conventions and publications
  • Access to high-quality, competitively-priced insurance plans

Thank you for your continued support of the American Guild of Organists.

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Online Registration

Registration is processed online using the ONCARD system at:

Renew Registration

To RENEW your registration:  To access ONCARD you will need to login. (Login information is sent to renewing members from the AGO National office via email.) After logging in, you will go through a three-step process:

  1. Review/ update personal information
  2. Review/ update membership type and chapter affiliation
  3. Pay membership dues

First Time Registration

To BECOME a member in the TRISTATE CHAPTER for the first time:

My Church pays my AGO dues. How will that work with ONCARD?

Print out your invoice and give it to the responsible person at your church. Ask him or her to include the printed copy of the invoice when the check is mailed so we can properly credit your account.

What if some people don’t use email, or don’t want to pay by credit or debit card?

National AGO will mail paper invoices to members who do not have an email address. They can write a check and return it to the National office. Members who receive an invoice, either by email or U.S. mail, and who don’t want to pay by credit card can send a check to the National office at:

American Guild of Organists
475 Riverside Dr., Suite 1260
New York, NY 10115

Membership Rates

For current rates see: AGO Membership Information

  • Regular: Printed or Online TAO
  • Special (Age 65 or older or disabled): Printed or Online TAO
  • Young Organist (Age 29 or younger): Printed or Online TAO
  • Dual

2017 Membership Brochure

Confused? For Answers to Your Questions

For questions regarding membership or if you have difficulty with the new online registration process please contact Tristate registrar, Tamara Schmiege at: or contact the National AGO Office at or by phone, 212-870-2310.