• 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

Feb
21
Sun
4:00 pm St. Philip’s In The Hills Pre-Ev... @ St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church
St. Philip’s In The Hills Pre-Ev... @ St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church
Feb 21 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Concert at 4:00. Choral Evensong follows at 4:30.
Mar
5
Sat
10:00 am Bach Marathon: UA Musicians on Tour @ St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church
Bach Marathon: UA Musicians on Tour @ St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am
Music by Bach plus transcriptions, music by Bach’s contemporaries, and music influenced by Bach, all performed by more than 12 musicians with a variety of instruments, repertory, and styles.
Mar
20
Sun
4:00 pm St. Philip’s In The Hills Pre-Ev... @ St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church
St. Philip’s In The Hills Pre-Ev... @ St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church
Mar 20 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Concert at 4:00. Choral Evensong follows at 4:30.
Apr
1
Fri
7:00 pm Ashley Snavely, organ @ Holsclaw Hall, University of Arizona
Ashley Snavely, organ @ Holsclaw Hall, University of Arizona
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm
Ashley Snavely performs on the Roy A. Johnson Memorial Series.
Apr
16
Sat
1:00 pm French Music and Art Festival at... @ Catalina United Methodist Church
French Music and Art Festival at... @ Catalina United Methodist Church
Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
French Music and Art Festival at Catalina @ Catalina United Methodist Church | Tucson | Arizona | United States
Enjoy a wonderful afternoon of French art and music in the church and French pastries and coffee on the patio at Catalina United Methodist Church. Various organists from Tucson will present works by French composers[...]

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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