• Christ-Church-Featured

    Christ Church United Methodist

    The organ for Christ Church was designed and built by the Schlicker Organ Company, Buffalo, New York, with University of Arizona Professor of Organ Roy Johnson serving as consultant. It consists of 41 ranks and 2,211 individual pipes. These voices are playable on a console of 3 manuals and pedal. Slider chests are employed to […]

  • St-Michaels-and-All-Angels-Featured

    Episcopal Church of St. Michael and All Angels

    An excellent example of the “American Classic” design, the St. Michael’s organ was built by Aeolian-Skinner as Opus 1352 for Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, Cincinnati, Ohio. It was moved to Tucson, restored, and enlarged by Pipe Organ Artisans of Arizona, Inc. The organ has 64 ranks. To celebrate the installation of the Antiphonal […]

  • St.Philips.Featured

    St. Philip’s in The Hills Episcopal Church

    Built as part of the 50th anniversary expansion of the church in 1986, the large three-manual pipe organ was created by the Holtkamp Organ Company of Cleveland, Ohio. The instrument is considered one of the finest of its type in Southern Arizona. It is dedicated to Andrew Buchhauser, Organist at St. Philip’s from 1947 to […]

  • Northminster-Featured

    Northminster Presbyterian Church

    The Roy A. Johnson Memorial Organ, built in 1999 by Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc., Warrensburg, Missouri, is a three-manual instrument of 46 ranks based on an eclectic design. The concept does not copy any historical style of organ building. The tonal design is a synthesis, resulting in a concept that is distinctly American. The organ […]

  • Holslaw-University-of-Arizona

    Holsclaw Hall, University of Arizona

    The Isabelle B. Harris Organ was built in 1994 by Schoenstein & Co., Organ Builders, San Francisco, California. The late Dr. Roy A. Johnson, professor of organ (1966–1995) worked closely with Jack Bethards, president, Schoenstein Co., in designing the organ’s specifications. Professor Johnson’s vision was to create a teaching and recital instrument, using an economy […]

  • Grace-St-Paul-Featured

    Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

    The original 35-rank organ for Grace Episcopal Church was built by David McDowell in 1959. In 1991, when the parish of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church merged with the parish of Grace Episcopal Church, the two churches’ organs were also merged, again by David McDowell. The organ rebuild also added new pipes and a new moveable […]

  • St-Marks-Featured

    St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church

    Built in 1992 by the Schantz Organ Company of Orrville, Ohio, the organ has 33 ranks. There is a mixture on each of the three manual divisions, and a full set of reeds (Krumhorn on the Positiv; Oboe, Bombard, and Trumpet on the Swell; and Trompette on the Great). The combination action is configured with […]

Upcoming Events

Aug
6
Sat
12:00 pm Margaret Martin Kvamme: In from ... @ Catalina United Methodist Church
Margaret Martin Kvamme: In from ... @ Catalina United Methodist Church
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Luncheon at noon with organ recital to follow.
Aug
11
Thu
11:00 am J. Michael Case, organ @ Lutheran Church of the Risen Savior
J. Michael Case, organ @ Lutheran Church of the Risen Savior
Aug 11 @ 11:00 am
Mr. Case, organist at St. Francis-in-the-Valley, Green Valley, Az., has performed many concerts throughout the U.S. Mr. Case will perform an eclectic program to showcase the organ.
Oct
30
Sun
7:00 pm Chris Fresolone, organ @ Holsclaw Hall, Fred Fox School of Music, University of Arizona
Chris Fresolone, organ @ Holsclaw Hall, Fred Fox School of Music, University of Arizona
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm
Mr. Fresolone appears as part of the Roy A. Johnson Memorial Organ Series. He will work with Tucson Symphony percussionist Dave Walton and the Tucson Girls Chorus, in addition to performing solo works.
Jan
28
Sat
7:00 pm Pamela Decker, organ, with Kimbe... @ Holsclaw Hall, Fred Fox School of Music, University of Arizona
Pamela Decker, organ, with Kimbe... @ Holsclaw Hall, Fred Fox School of Music, University of Arizona
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm
The program features South American dance music by Astor Piazzolla and others.
Mar
24
Fri
7:00 pm Jonathan Biggers, organ @ Holsclaw Hall, Fred Fox School of Music, University of Arizona
Jonathan Biggers, organ @ Holsclaw Hall, Fred Fox School of Music, University of Arizona
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm
Mr. Biggers appears as part of the Roy A. Johnson Memorial Organ Series. His program includes works by Bach, Reger, Dupré, Phillips, and Decker.
Apr
30
Sun
7:00 pm Joel Pierce, organ @ Holsclaw Hall, Fred Fox School of Music, University of Arizona
Joel Pierce, organ @ Holsclaw Hall, Fred Fox School of Music, University of Arizona
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm
Mr. Pierce will play the annual Mildred Flood Mahoney Memorial Organ Recital.

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Welcome

Welcome!

Welcome to the Southern Arizona American Guild of Organists website! Our rich history and active membership have created a lively community for musicians and lovers of music. The Southern Arizona region houses a great variety of organs amidst amazing architecture and landscape. We hope that you will find the resources here useful. Please avail yourself of some of the outstanding programs offered by the SAAGO chapter and by our members. These programs and other events of interest are listed on our concert calendar. You are warmly invited to become a member of our AGO community. We welcome visitors from other cities and states to join us to experience what we have to offer in the Sonoran Desert.

Dennis Grannan, Dean