|Last updated: February 11, 2013|
Message from the Dean
|Welcome to the web-site of the Northeastern Wisconsin Chapter
of the American Guild of Organists
The Northeastern Wisconsin Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is made up of approximately seventy members from an area bounded on the north and south by Marinette and Fond du Lac and on the east and west by Sheboygan and Berlin. The NEW Chapter sponsors lectures, workshops, recitals and other educational programs of interest to church and synagogue musicians. It also sponsors a scholarship program for organ study which is designed to encourage skilled pianists not presently involved with sacred music to use their talents in the sacred music profession. This program operates under the acronym OROCO (Outreach Opportunity for Church Organists) and makes annual searches for qualified candidates. (See certification below for more information.)
|Chapter Programs 2012-13
LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITAL SERIES - SUMMER 2013
In Appleton, WI and the surrounding area
Frank Rippl, coordinator, - 920-734-3762
|The Praludium is the monthly newsletter for the Northeastern Wisconsin Chapter of the AGO. The deadline for articles, job openings, events, photos and all other submissions is two weeks before the next chapter program.
|To join the chapter please contact our membership coordinator, Elizabeth Mazurak, at 920-779-0759 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|New London United Methodist Church - Organist/Pianist
Our long term goal is to create a truly excellent music program. We will look for someone willing to be a part of building something virtually from scratch. We decided that the first attributes we would seek would be competent playing of organ and piano for worship, relational capacity (willing to work and play well with others, patience, gentleness) and enthusiasm (encouragement, inspiration). The congregation is open to all kinds of music as special music. They are more accustomed to a few old familiar hymns but can be gently lead to new hymns and musical experiences as long as we still have some of the old, traditional hymns, too.
We have a Wicks pipe organ. Our services are blended. Our Sunday morning worship tends to be a bit more traditional and our Thursday evening service is intimate and musically usually a little more contemporary. Usually two of the three hymn are the same for both services. We are in the process of working on the position description.
Contact: Rev.Kate Croskery-Jones
New London United Methodist Church
709 West Pine Street
New London, Wisconsin 54861
St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, Fond du Lac, WI, Music Minister/Organist
The duties include 51 Sundays (plus 1 vacation Sunday), 7 weekday occasions (Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Eucharistic Festival,
Grafton Day), and 26 Monday evenings with the combined choirs of Immanuel-Trinity ELCA and St. Paul's Cathedral. That's 85 events during the course of the year. [85 events per year x $ = salary]
If interested, kindly e-mail your resume and references to
Immanuel UCC Kaukauna, part-time (3 Sundays/month) Organist/Pianist Provide worship music for weekly, holiday and special service, and rehearse and accompany soloists/special music providers and choirs as needed. Organ is a relatively new Rodgers Trillium digital organ. A competitive salary is being offered. Application deadline is June 15, 2012. Send a letter of application and resume to: Music Committee, Immanuel United Church of Christ, 510 Sullivan Ave., Kaukauna, WI 54130. Please visit our website at www.immanuelucckaukauna.com
Music Coordinator, Holy Cross Catholic, Kaukauna
This parish of 1700 families is looking for an energetic individual to coordinate our music ministry. The position is part-time, 28-30 hours per week. Candidates should
demonstrate the following qualities:
- Strong musical ability with emphasis on organ and piano. Bachelors Degree preferred.
- Knowledge of Catholic liturgy.
- Good interpersonal and organizational skills.
- The ability to successfully lead and expand a team of dedicated individuals who serve our Music Ministry in various ways.
- Experience leading Music Ministry in a Catholic parish is preferred.
Our organ is a double-console, two manual, twenty-five rank Wangerin/Taylor pipe organ refurbished in 2003. We also have a Yamaha grand and an Everett upright piano in our Church.
Please direct inquiries to: Fr. Tom Pomeroy, Pastor
Holy Cross Parish
309 Desnoyer Street
Kaukauna, WI 54130
Employers and job seekers are invited to post and search listings of available positions on the Guild's National Website.
|Organ Study Scholarships Available
Outreach Opportunity For Church Organists (OROCO)
This program is for training in traditional church music. Other styles of organ music cannot be accommodated. Awards will be made on the basis of one's potential for becoming a church or synagogue organist and without regard for race, gender or religious affiliation.
1. Scholarships will provide for one year of organ study. Scholarships may be renewed for a second year upon recommendation of the teacher.
2. Study will be with a degree-holding teacher of organ, certified by the AGO-NEW Chapter. Lessons will be given as near to the student's geographic location as possible.
3. The scholarship monies will be sent directly to the teacher, who will report to the chapter when the lessons have been completed.
4. Costs for transportation to the lessons and purchase of necessary materials will be borne by the student, although the home congregation of the student may be invited to assist with such costs.
5. Adequate arrangements for an organ on which to practice should be made by the student. It is necessary to have an organ with a full pedalboard of at least 30 notes. The chapter may be able to assist with this requirement.
6. Applicants must have had sufficient previous piano instruction to have mastered the basic fundamentals of music, including fluency in reading bass clef and accuracy of rhythm.
7. Applicants should be at least 14 years old, although exceptions for slightly younger students might be made. Older persons with considerable piano study are particularly encouraged to apply.
8. The most promising applicants will be interviewed. Candidates selected for the interview process should be prepared to play one solo piano piece. They may be asked to sightread several other items, including a hymn, at the piano.
For more information, please contact
Joanne Peterson, Dean
Michael Meyer, Sub-Dean
Marillyn Freeman, Treasurer
Jeffrey Verkuilen, Education Coordinator
Blake Doss: Newsletter Editor
Elizabeth Mazurak, membership coordinator
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