WorcAGO maintains a database of its members willing to substitute for church services or play for weddings and funerals. This “substitute list” contains information which has been submitted and self-identified by those who have chosen to be included in this roster.
The musician-supplied information has not been confirmed by the AGO nor is the AGO able to ensure that the individual is appropriate for any particular situation.
We encourage careful consideration and requests for references regarding information such as education, experience, denominational familiarity, and recent substitute engagements.
For both convenience as well as security reasons, the “substitute list” displays musician information only as the result of an online search that you perform using the form below. If you are seeking a substitute, you may contact the substitute for more specific information.
This searchable database serves as a referral service only, makes no warranty for skills offered, and is not a legal party to any agreement made between a substitute and anyone contracting for his or her services. Those seeking musicians should contact the musician directly to make specific arrangements including expectations and financials.
Guidelines for Substitutes & Institutions hiring them (opens in a PDF file)
The Successful Substitute Organist: A guide for the Organ Student by Isobel L. Livingstone; Reprinted with permission from The American Organist, August 2000, (opens in a PDF file)
AGO Certification Abbreviations
SPC – Service Playing Certificate (a basic-skills organ-playing test involving organ repertoire, hymns, and accompaniments)
CAGO – Colleague
ChM – Choir Master
AAGO – Associate
FAGO – Fellow
Please alert the dean if there are any problems with the Contents or Operation of the Substitute List database: RSVP
CHURCH/TEMPLE MUSICIAN SUBSTITUTE/INTERIM/WEDDING/FUNERAL – DATABASE SEARCH
This database search is for those looking for a musician to perform or conduct music in a church/temple service, wedding, funeral, or other special service.
Available musicians have listed their skills, general availability, and contact information. The hiring party can search for a match for the specific requirements.
After one or more likely matches are found, the church/temple can contact the musician(s) and directly communicate/negotiate further.
Note: The information is supplied by the musicians. There is no warranty by the AGO or web hosts regarding the accuracy.
Availability information may or may not be current, depending on how recently the musician has updated their data. All arrangements (scheduling, financial, expectations, etc.) are between the hiring party and musician. The AGO has no involvement nor warranty for the contracted services/performances. References are encouraged.
PICK ANY COMBINATION BELOW OF SPECIFIC FILTERS/CONSTRAINTS
AND THEN CLICK SEARCH TO VIEW RESULTING AVAILABILITIES AND CONTACTS
Find musicians that match your following criteria (filter fields below can be left blank/untouched – some may not apply to you):