About Us

Aloha and welcome to our website! We are a group of about 60 organists in Hawaii and have members on Oahu, the Big Island, Maui and Kauai. We are one chapter in an international organization, the American Guild of Organists, which has about 16,000 members. We are happy to report that organ music is alive and well in Hawaii! We are especially proud of our scholarship program, which to date has helped to provide organ lessons for over 70 students, ensuring the future of organ playing in Hawaii.

Hawaii Chapter American Guild of Organists
P. O. Box 23432
Honolulu, HI 96823-3432


Yuri McCoy

Yuri McCoy, Concert Organist
Sunday, February 25, 2018 • 2:00 pm

Central Union Church
1660 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI  96826

Yuri McCoy originally came to Honolulu to earn a graduate degree in piano performance and served as organ scholar of St. Andrewʻs Cathedral under Canon Director of Music John Renke.  This concert marks his return to Hawaiʻi now as a rising star in organ performance. Currently a doctoral student at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University in Houston, he is studying with organist Ken Cowan.

Moving from piano to organ he has a vast repertoire of music for both instruments and specializes in music of the 20th and 21st centuries, especially the rarely heard masterworks.  His concert here will include some standard works of Bach, Buxtehude, Liszt and Vierne as well as lesser-known composers such as Karg-Elert, Elmore, Bonnet, Whitlock, and Dan Miller.

The concert is free, donations welcomed.
More information, call 808-721-3468