Recommended Fees for Weddings, Funerals

and

Substitute Church and Temple Musicians

The following fees have been approved June 21, 2004 by the Executive Committee of the Westchester County Chapter, American Guild of Organists, as the recommended fees to be paid to the professional church or temple musicians for extra services.
Funeral Services  

minimum fee including one consultation

$200
Wedding Services

minimum fee including one consultation

$200

additional fee for wedding rehearsal

$125

It should be understood that an additional fee is appropriate for more elaborate musical requirements, such as added instrumentalists and singers.

It is the policy of the AGO for the resident organist to have the right of first refusal for performance at weddings and funerals. If another organist or instrumental ensemble is hired, the regular organist should be paid the usual fee as well, except in the case of unavailability. Fees are to be paid at the time of service.
Substitute Musicians

Fee for one major service with no choir

$150

Fee for one major service with a choir

$200

Fee for additional service

$125
   
 
Last Updated on August 6, 2008