Greenville, SC

Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
About the Greenville Chapter

The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to foster a thriving community of musicians who share their knowledge and inspire passion for the organ.

The vision of the American Guild of Organists is to engage, support, and uplift every organist.

The Greenville Chapter of the American Guild of Organists operates according to these Operating Prodcedures.

Operating Procedures change history:

The 2024-2026 Executive Committee includes:

Dr. David Rhyne, DMA

David Rhyne, S.C. Bach's artistic director, holds teaching positions at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities and at Furman University. He is the organist for St. Mary’s Catholic Church. David is the founding director of Greenville Early Music, and has over 30 years of experience in sacred music. His research into the music of Bach has included grants to study at the Oregon Bach Festival and the Leipzig Bachfest.

Sarah Wannamaker, MM, ChM, FAGO

Sarah is organist at First Presbyterian Church in Greenville. She holds music degrees from the University of Iowa and Lebanon Valley College PA; she has a computer science degree from San Jose State University. She previously lived in Pittsburgh and the San Francisco Bay Area. When not playing the organ, she is busy with three small children.

John Polo

John is formerly from Fairfield County Connecticut, a computer science and business management graduate of the University of Connecticut. John is Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Boston-based, Top Flight Technologies, Inc and has a long career as Global Business Executive and Sr. Information Technologist in the high technology industry specializing in new company launches, mergers and acquisitions.

Like many engineers, John made the connection between math and music and has studied piano and organ with several teachers in the Greater New York City area along with being a life-long choir member. He has contributed his business leadership and technology skills to the success of the national American Guild of Organist organization as former Director of Communications and Technology leading the implementation of its ONCARD membership management system for 300+ USA chapters; and driving implementation of web and social media technology for local chapters, regional and national AGO organization events.

In addition to being the Treasurer for the Greenville AGO Chapter (SC), John is also Secretary for the Spartanburg AGO (SC), the Webmaster and Treasurer for the M. Louise Miller - Paul E Knox Scholarship Fund for the Greater Bridgeport AGO Chapter (CT) and a choir member at Christ Church in Greenville.

Keith Wannamaker, CAGO

Keith is experienced with the Hauptwerk virtual organ software and has assembled a home console for the 1903 III/38 Cavaillé-Coll Notre Dame de Metz organ.