The purpose of the Auckland Organ Association (AOA) is to foster and promote an appreciation, understanding and interest in organs, organ building, organ music, in the Auckland and surrounding regions of New Zealand.
hold meetings and activities for the exchange of ideas, mutual support and fellowship of those interested in organs and organ music
encourage young people and others to learn to play the organ and to enter formal study
support church, concert and amateur organists in their craft, and provide opportunities to increase their skills
arrange and promote solo recitals or concerts incorporating organ, by local and visiting artists
provide information and advice on, the organ and its music
liaise with other musical groups with similar objectives
Events are held approximately once a month and take the form of public recitals (concession rates for members), master classes, workshops, lectures, visits to organs of local and historical interest, and social functions.
In addition to the above, members receive a regular newsletter and the periodical of the New Zealand Organ Association, NZ Organ News.
The Auckland Organ Association is a registered charity CC 31213
Anyone is welcome to apply to be a member of the AOA, whether you are a player or just have a general enthusiasm for the organ and its music.
Student membership (at a significant discount) is available to anyone in primary, secondary or tertiary study, and membership is free for students actively receiving organ tuition. Students are also able to access financial assistance with attending events like the NZOA annual congress (held each Queen's Birthday weekend).