Resources for Organists

Professional Organizations and Publications

International Society for Organbuilders Since 1957, ISO has been the nexus for professional organ builders. Its goal is to promote an atmosphere in which professionals might find a forum for sharing knowledge and discussing professional concerns; an exchange of information in an atmosphere of mutual respect.

United States

The American Organist Magazine, published monthly by the AGO, is the most widely read journal devoted to organ and choral music in the world. It is the official journal of the American Guild of Organists.
The Diapason is a scholarly international monthly devoted to the organ, the harpsichord, carillon and church music since 1909.

Organ Historical Society Anyone who loves organ music, plays the organ, or builds organs may join and receive the quarterly magazine, The Tracker.

American Pipe Organ Builders Association APOBA provides a simple way for people to take advantage of the expertise of the top people in the field, many of whom bring the experience of several generations who have preceded them.

The American Theatre Organ Society ATOS works with more than 70 local chapters across the U. S. and around the world, promoting the instrument, presenting concerts and silent films, developing young artists and technicians, providing scholarships, and most of all, having a lot of fun in the world of music.

American Institute of Organbuilders Since 1973, this association for organbuilders has held conventions annually in cities throughout the United States and Canada. The opportunity to meet other builders, technicians and suppliers for the purpose of sharing ideas and information is another important benefit of each convention. is a web arts marketing service that provides a variety of e-services to keep the pipe organ and classical arts communities connected by publicizing organ recitals, classical music concerts, and other classical arts events.


Royal Canadian College of Organists Publishes a uniquely Canadian Journal called Organ Canada in full colour, bimonthly, celebrating and examining the organ/church music context across the country. Articles,commentary, current affairs, positions available listings, news from the National Office and the rest of the country, reviews of Canadian-produced events, discs, compositions and publications.


Orgues Nouvelles Magazine

Great Britain

The Incorporated Association of Organists was formed in about 1916. It is the umbrella organisation of some 90 affiliated organists' associations and individual members throughout the United Kingdom and internationally. Many of the IAO's 6,000 members are organists and/or choir trainers and one of its principal activities is to help with the improvement of standards at all levels. The IAO's magazine is call Organists' Review.

Choir and Organ Magazine Published in Great Britain. Choir & Organ is the leading independent magazine for all professionals and amateurs in the choral and organ worlds – whether you are an organist, choral director or singer, organ builder, keen listener, or work in publishing or the record industry.


Pipe Dreams on Public Radio in the USA

Online Listening Organlive is a listener-supported internet audio station with a focus on music of the classical organ. They maintain a growing library of music that currently contains over 16,000 tracks. The library features classical organ music performed on pipe, electronic, and combination instruments recorded all over the world.