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