About Us

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The American Guild of Organists (AGO) is the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields. The Guild is non-profit and serves approximately 15,000 members in about 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.

Our chapter was chartered on December 3, 1951 as the La Jolla Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. It was re-chartered on June 2, 1967 as the Palomar Chapter, because this name better reflects our North County San Diego location.


The Palomar Chapter AGO generally meets monthly from September to June, excluding December and the month of Easter.  We offer a variety of programs including concert artists, members’ recitals, scholarship fundraiser concerts, masterclasses, and workshops.  We also enjoy social “get togethers” such as potlucks or dinner meetings. Our chapter supports the advancement of the organ through our organ scholarship program. Several of our members are also local organ teachers. We are a friendly group that is supportive of each other!

We hope you will consider joining our chapter!

Palomar Chapter of the American Guild of Organists

2022-2023 Board and Committee Members


Dean, Dr. Michael Munson

Sub-Dean, Howard McCullough

Secretary, Carol Graham

Treasurer, Sally Fay

Board Members-at-Large:  Henry Doktorski, Adam Ferrara, Dr. Emma Whitten


Education:  Carol Graham, Chair; Kimberly Bedell

Endowment Fund:  Judith Moore, Chair; Carol Graham, Cheryl Holzer

Newsletter Editor:  Henry Doktorski

Placement:  George Butterfield, Chair

Program:  David Lewis, Howard McCullough, Kevin Holzer, Jenny Yun

Website and Chapter Administrator:  Bonnie Rex