Southwest Jersey Chapter
|Last updated: December 10, 2013|
Message from the Dean
Sunday, December 1st marks the beginning of the 2013 Season of Advent. Advent is my favorite season of the year; a season of preparation for the coming of the Christ Child. The word “advent” comes from the Latin advenio, meaning “to come to” and refers to the coming of Christ. Whatever our religious affiliation we can all relate to the idea of looking forward to some event with anticipation. For many organists who work in church settings, the music of Advent “prepares the way” for the Christmas season.
The churches I attended in my youth were not liturgical, and so, during the first year of the college course that dealt with the history of Western music, I was totally confused with the concept of a “Church Year” and the music that was joined to it. I struggled to comprehend the idea that there was a Liturgical structure that dictated the scripture readings and the music to be used on any given Sunday. At first it seemed very limiting but finally I was able to comprehend the beauty in the structure and not the limitations. Switching majors from piano to organ in my second year of college necessitated the study of organ service music, and of course, music for the season of Advent. Bach’s Orgelbuchlein has remained in the forefront of my favorite Advent organ music. His Advent chorale-preludes are perfections in miniature, each containing some type of text-painting that brings the words of the chorales to life in the music.
As we perform music and minister in our churches during the next four Sundays, I hope we will use our talents to musically “prepare the way” and enrich the hearts and minds of our choirs and congregations. The musical beauty that we share will make the season even more meaningful and memorable.
Charlene T. Cranmer, Dean
2013-14 CHAPTER PROGRAMS
Saturday, September 21, 8:30 am - Fall Workshops at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Cherry Hill
Sunday, October 27, 4 pm - Guild Service, followed by Annual Clergy-Musician Dinner, at Pitman Presbyterian Church
Saturday, November 23, 10 am - Master Class with Ken Cowan, at Haddonfield United Methodist Church
Sunday, November 24, 7 pm - Ken Cowan in Recital, at Haddonfield Methodist Church
Saturday, January 18, 8:30-4 - January Jump Start Workshops, at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Bryn Mawr, PA
Friday, January 24 - Potluck Supper at Gail Gassaway's home, West Deptford
Friday, February 21, 7 pm - Repertoire Workshop, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Merchantville
Sunday, March 9, 7 pm - Organ-Violin Concert by Sven-Ingvert Mikkelsen & Jochen Brusch, at First Presbyterian Church, Moorestown
Saturday, April 26 - Pedals, Pipes and Pizza (place TBA)
Sunday, May 18, 4 pm - Annual Members' Recital at Central Baptist Church, Woodbury
Sunday, July 13, 4 pm - Annual Picnic and Meeting, at The Parkhurst Family residence
NOTICE IN PERPETUITY
Trinity Presbyterian Church in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, wrongfully terminated a member of the American Guild of Organists on November 23, 2010, for which no resolution has been reached.
When an Institution is found to have wrongfully terminated a Member of the AGO, no Guild Member, individually or collectively, may serve that Institution as an employee or independent contractor, in an interim, temporary, substitute, regular or permanent capacity beyond a 90-day period following the date of this finding, that is, May 13, 2011.
CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
We have Chapter Scholarships available for persons interested in learning to play the organ. The Scholarship provides 14 free lessons for any pianist who is at an Intermediate level of pianistic ability. Members who teach piano may have a student who would be interested. For information contact Chair of Scholarship Committee Vernon Williams (856-235-0811; email@example.com).
Tuesday, December 10 at noon - Philadelphia Joanne Owen, Organ at Gloria Dei Church (Old Swedes), Columbus Avenue & Christian Street. 1903 Hook & Hastings, restored and enlarged 1993, R.J. Brunner, Phila. THIS PROGRAM IS CANCELLED DUE TO THE WEATHER
Friday, December 13, 7:30 - Bethlehem, PA Joan Lippincott in Recital - Anniversary Celebration at Cathedral Church of the Nativity, 321 Wyandotte St. Bethlehem; program includes Bach, Rorem, Copland, Mozart, Messiaen, Widor. $10
Saturday, December 14, 7:30 pm - Bethlehem Handel Messiah, plus Handel Organ Concerto No. 3, Joan Lippincott, organist; Cathedral Choir and Choral Society, Thomas Flynn, conductor, at Cathedral Church of the Nativity, 321 Wyandotte St, Bethlehem PA.
Sunday, December 22, 10:30 am - Salem St. John's Episcopal Church, 76 Market Street, Salem NJ. "Lessons & Carols": St. John's Choir will lead a service of Readings, Anthems & Carols by Ord, Howells, Biebl, Britten, Rutter, Schroeder, Darke, J.S. Bach.
Contact: Bill Clisham 908-472-7597 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, January 5, 7:30 pm - Moorestown Epiphany concert, with Choristers, Chapel and Adult Choirs, at First Presbyterian Church, 101 Bridgeboro Road. Freewill offering. 856-235-1688.
Sunday,January 26, 5 pm - Pitman. Jazz Vespers: Rowan Lab Band - offering proceeds benefit Family Promise. These college students will amaze you with their high-energy improvisation and their own creative jazz arrangements. Catch them a week and a half before they host their 44th annual Rowan Jazz Festival. At First Presbyterian Church, free.
Sunday, February 9, 7 pm - MoorestownPops Concert, featuring light-hearted favorites, sacred and secular, by children, teens, adults, handbells and choir Chimes, with Glenn Roedgers, director. At First United Methodist Church, Camden & Pleasant Valley Roads.
Saturday, February 22, 8 pm - Kennett Square PA Longwood Gardens presents Isabelle Demers, $35 at ticketphiladelphia.org
Sunday, March 23, 5 pm - Pitman Jazz Vespers: Midiri Brothers - offering proceeds benefit Kathi's House - support for AIDS victims in Kenya. We are so glad to welcome back one of our all-time favorite groups! Since 1990, the Midiri Brothers' various jazz ensembles have performed at the East Coast's premier venues including the Rainbow Room in New York and Atlantic City's top casinos, as well as performing for thousands each year at Philadelphia's Penns Landing. At First Presbyterian Church, free.
Sunday, April 6, 7 pm - Haddonfield The New Jersey Master Chorale will present Rossini's Stabat Mater and Haydn's Harmony Mass accompanied by members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and friends; at Haddonfield United Methodist Church. Free tickets from the church after March 10.
Sunday, April 6, 7:00 pm - Moorestown Youth Choir Concert, with Junior and Chapel Choirs, Choristers, West Jersey Chamber Symphony, at First Presbyterian Church, 101 Bridgeboro Road. Freewill offering; 856-235-1688.
Sunday, April 13, 7 pm - MoorestownPalm Sunday Concert at First United Methodist Church, Camden Ave & Pleasant Valley Road.
Friday, May 2, 8 pm - Kennett Square, PA Longwood Gardens presents Benjamin Sheen, winner at age 23 of first prize in the first Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition in June 2013. Sheen is a student of Paul Jacobs at Juilliard School and a graduate of Oxford University. $25, at ticketphiladelphia.org
Sunday, May 4, 7:30 pm - Moorestown Great English Choral Works, including Rutter Requiem, Whitburn Son of God Mass and Vaughan Williams The Old Hundredth. Choirs plus West Jersey Chamber Symphony, at First Presbyterian Church, 101 Bridgeboro Road. Freewill offering; 856-235-1688.
Sunday, May 18, 3 pm - MoorestownAn Afternoon of Music with Ron Matthews, composer and performer, and Glenn Rodgers, organ and Piano; at First United Methodist Church, Camden Ave. & Pleasant Valley Road. A delightful program featuring organ, piano, trumpet and singing.
Sunday, May 18, 5 pm - Pitman Jazz Vespers: Pitman HS Jazz Ensemble - offering proceeds benefit the Pitman Food Pantry. We are delighted to welcome “Pitman’s Own” back for jazz vespers with us. Come and be captivated by these talented young players, under the direction of Phil Verespy, At First Presbyterian Church, free.
|Organ available-Rodgers two manual organ with four speaker cabinets and one subwoofer, two memory levels, transposer, six general pistons (manual and toe studs), four each manual pistons and four pedal toe studs, swell pedal, crescendo pedal, sforzando (piston and toe stud),flute chiff on and off, adjustable reverberation and tremulants, 32' contra bourdon in the pedal. Priced at $2000. Call Anthony at 856-854-9373 or email email@example.com
CHAPTER EMERGENCY FUND
Our Chapter has begun the sponsorship of a fund to provide short-term emergency aid to Chapter members who find themselves temporarily in need of assistance. No dues money will be used for this aid, but tax-deductible contributions will be welcome at any time, and the free-will offering from this year's Members' Recital has been dedicated to this fund. A committee of three, consisting of the Dean, the Chair of Professional Concerns, and another member of that committee, will award aid as the need arises. Any Chapter member may recommend a member in good standing who, for reasons such as illness or unemployment, deserves our help, by contacting the Dean or the Chair of Professional Concerns. All cases of course will be confidential. If you would like to contribute to this cause, please send your tax-deductible donation (made out to SWJersey Chapter AGO) to our Treasurer Gail Gassaway, marked for "Musicians' Emergency Fund."
CHAPTER PUBLICATIONS AVAILABLE--
Our Professional Concerns Committee has published the first edition of the brochure SO YOU'RE THINKING OF HIRING A CHURCH MUSICIAN... Topics included are, Where to begin your search, the AGO Code of Ethics as applicable to hiring procedures, Formula for Determining Workload, as well as a Worksheet for Determining Workload, Job Description Form, Guidelines for the Interview and Audition, sample Working Agreements, and a copy of our latest edition of Guidelines for the Compensation of Church Musicians. These brochures will be sent by our Placement Director to all institutions listing positions in our publications and website; you may also request a copy from the Professional Concerns Committee Chairperson.
Also available from the Professional Concerns Committee - "Guidelines for Compensation" (see below); Sample "Working Agreement for Church Musicians;" and "Copyright Law Simplified" (revised Sept. 2005).
PROFESSIONAL CONCERNS COMMITTEE SURVEY OF COMPENSATION - (revised April 2012)
Based on a response of 32% of the membership, the following recommendations represent reasonable expectations for compensation in our geographical area. (Topics of further interest, such as other forms of compensation, budgets, benefits, etc. will be posted in the coming weeks.) A printed version of the Guidelines is also available - please request your copy from The Professional Concerns Committee (see Contact Us below).
The guidelines below are based on ONE SERVICE 52 weeks per year. For each additional Sunday service ADD 30% to the salary base. For weekday or Saturday services, and services of a different format, add $150 or more per service.
Organist only, no choir: (6 to 8 hours per week)
With Private study - $7,200-7,800
With a Service Playing Certificate - $7,920-8,580
With Bachelor in Music or CAGO - $8,360-9,625
With Master in Music or AAGO, ChM - $9,350-11,140
With Doctorate in Music or FAGO - $10,230-12,650
Organist OR Director, 1 choir: (7 to 15 hours per week)
With private study - $8,750-11,100
With SPC - $9,625-11,210
Bachelor in Music or CAGO - $10,395-12,760
Master in Music or AAGO, ChM - $12,210-14,410
Doctorate in Music or FAGO - $15,950-19,060
Organist OR Director, 2 choirs; OR Organist/Director, 1 choir: (14 to 22 hours per week)
With private study - $10,400-14,500
With SPC - $11,440-15,950
Bachelor in Music or CAGO - $12,210-20,020
Master in Music or AAGO, ChM - $13,200-21,560
Doctorate in Music or FAGO - $16,940-24,225
Organist OR Director, 3 choirs; OR Organist/Director, 2 choirs: (18 to 28 hours per week)
$21,010-48,950 depending on nature of position and qualifications of musician.
Organist OR Director, 4 or more choirs; OR Organist/Director, 3 or more choirs: ( 40+ hours per week)
$37,180-89,100; positions of this nature are full time and demand salary plus benefits, depending on the scope of the position and qualifications of the musician.
Pay for Substitutes:
For a basic service consisting of one Sunday service and no choir rehearsal, the recommended fee is $150 per week. Additional contiguous services should command an additional $100 per service. Additional weekday or Saturday services should command an additional $150 per week. Non-contiguous rehearsals should command $75 per rehearsal. Long-term substitutes should be paid in accordance with the Guidelines above. When travel is a consideration, paying mileage is appropriate.
Pay for Weddings:
The resident organist shall play for all weddings, memorial services and funerals in the employing institution. If the resident is unavailable, a substitute may be employed. If the resident organist is available but an outside organist is requested by the family, the church organist is entitled to the regular fee. Wedding service fee - $150 to $250, not including any rehearsals. Each rehearsal (whether with wedding party, soloist or instrumentalist) - $75 additional. A deposit of $50 paid in advance to reserve the wedding date is recommended.
Funeral and memorial service fee: $150, or higher if local custom dictates.
REPORT ON WORKING CONDITIONS FOR SOUTHWEST JERSEY CHAPTER MEMBERS (revised April 2012)
Salary and Training
by David Rhody, Member of the Professional Concerns Committee
The survey elicited 35 responses, or 32% of our membership. The SWJAGO membership continues to include highly educated musicians with 71% possessing degrees in music. These degrees include SPC, CAGO, AAGO, ChM, FAGO, B.A., B.Mus., and M.Mus. According to the 2011-12 Membership Directory, professional certification numbers are the following: SPC-11, CAGO-5 (including 4 who list both CAGO and SPC), AAGO-3, FAGO-1.
The 2012 survey shows a wide disparity of salaries, which range from zero to $83,000 per year. Approximately 10% choose to volunteer as organists and receive no compensation for their service. The trend appears to be that salaries are very gradually rising, although they are much below the compensation levels of other professions. Positions with the highest salaries are held by members with degrees in music. The results are as follows (gaps in the figures occur where no one reported a salary:
Category...Salary.....Percent of answers
A. 6-8 hours per week... $3,900-7,000........17%
B. 7-15 hours per week.. $10,555-30,000......11%
C. 14-22 hours per week..$19,480-28,000......26%
D. 18-28 hours per week..$21,000-40,641......14%
E. 40+ hours per week....$26,520-83,000......14%
by David Rhody, Chair of Professional Concerns Committee
Based on responses to our survey, four-fifths of our members (80%) now receive one or more fringe benefits in addition to salary as part of their compensation, the most common being paid vacation (80% of respondents)ranging from 2 to 6 1/2 weeks, the most common being 4 weeks; and compensation for continuing education (26%). Another 11% have professional dues paid by their employer, and almost a quarter also receive paid major medical insurance, dental plan and pension (23%). Most of those respondents with benefits are in salary categories B, C or D as listed above. Members should remember when negotiating with their employers that benefits are often an attractive alternative to a pay increase in the eyes of the employing institutions, since they may involve tax consequences favorable to the employer.
Our Professional Concerns Committee offers a sample "Agreement between Musicians and Religious Institutions" which you are welcome to request from David Rhody, Chair (856-795-6735; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Weddings and Funerals; Demographics
by Joyce Ann Routon, Member of Professional Concerns Committee
These fees have remained about the same as on our last survey four years ago, varying from $110 to $250, with the majority still receiving $150-200.
$250 - 3 people
$200 - 9
$175 - 3
$150 - 12
$100 - 21
These fees also remain about the same. Fifteen people receive $150 or more, while two donate their services.
$200 - 1 person
$175 - 1
$150 - 13
$125 - 5
$100 - 6
Services donated - 2
Most of you who are paid for extra rehearsals still receive $50.
$100 - 1 person
$50 - 5
$40 - 1
$25 - 2
The lowest fees reported are at least $35 higher than four years ago, but the fees still vary widely, with most asking $150.
$300 - 1 person
$200 - 2
$175 - 2
$150 - 8
$130 - 1
$125 - 4
$100 - 4
$80 - 1
Only three reported being paid for extra services, the rest reporting that extra services are considered included in their annual salaries.
$200 - 1 person
$133 - 1
$50 - 1
The majority either receive pay increases annually or not at any time recently.
Annually - 12 people
Every 2 years - 3
Every 5 years - 1
Varies with the Economy - 2
Not recently - 9
Job Description Changes-
Most have remained the same; but of the ones who have changed, their duties have been expanded. One church has reduced the number of services from 2 to 1. Another person still plays the same number of services, but at two different churches that have merged.
Duties Expanded - 6
Duties Reduced - 1
Signed Contract or Working Agreement-
The great majority have no contract or working agreement.
Contract - 8
Job Description - 7
Verbal Agreement - 1
The survey showed six denominations responding, with the majority being Presbyterian or Episcopalian.
Presbyterian - 9
Episcopal - 8
Lutheran - 5
Catholic - 4
Methodist - 4
Baptist - 1
Size and Attendance of Churches-
There is a huge variation in the sizes of the churches where you are employed. The churches range from 70 members to 3500, while the attendance shows 25 to 600.
The average percentage of attendance ranges from about 13% to 95%, with most falling in the 30% to 50% range.
Type of Community Served-
Most of you work in a suburban community.
Urban - 4 people
Suburban - 21
Semi-Rural - 1
Rural - 3
When asked about employment issues that could be addressed at a Chapter meeting which would benefit you, only two replied. One requested seasonal anthem-reading sessions. The other was a plea for a way to explain to clergy, lay people and non-musicians how much work is involved in preparation for services and rehearsals.
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Regular Membership categories:
Regular Voting Member - $92
Over 65, Under 21, Disabled - $67
Full-time Student - $37
Partner Voting Member (second member at same address) - $67
Dual Voting Member (Regular member of another chapter) - $36
Student Dual Member - $15
Chapter Friend (non-voting) - $36
Please contact our Registrar for further information (see Contact Us below)
Reminder - although a position no longer appears, that does not necessarily mean it has been filled. You may reach Placement Director Peter Homon at 856-665-0149.
Haddon Heights - First Presbyterian Church, organist/accompanist, 2 m Allen card-reader organ, position to begin in Jan. 2014, Thursday evening rehearsal, 1 Sunday service, 1 staff meeting, one Sunday off per month. Contact Leslie Clark at email@example.com. (11/13)
The Cathedral Choir School of Delaware is seeking a skilled musician who will play the organ and assist with the accompaniment of the Cathedral Choir as led by the Artistic Director. This individual will work as a team member to build a nurturing choral community. The Cathedral Choir School of Delaware is a unique after-school program that combines professional choral training, piano and voice lessons, leadership development, academic tutoring, and one-on-one mentoring. Cathedral Choir School students sing as members of the Cathedral Choir where they perform alongside professional and semi-professional adult singers.
Please send resume submissions to Arreon Harley, Artistic Director, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pitman – St. James Lutheran, O/D, 2m Wicks organ, 8:30 & 11:00 services, adult and youth choirs. Contact Pastor Daniel Leslie at email@example.com (856-589-1180) or Joan Gebhart at firstname.lastname@example.org (856-589-1963.)
Episcopal Church of Our Most Merciful Savior, Pennsgrove- Organist only, no choir, 3M 19R Moller, 9:30 service using traditional as well as hymns from LEVAS. Rev. P. Pyatt, 856-299-1098, email@example.com. (6/13)
Church of Our Merciful Saviour, Penns Grove, New Jersey - organist for one service, 9 AM each Sunday. For details contact Rev. Petrina Pyatt at 856-299-6038. (5/13)
St. John’s Episcopal Church in Chews Landing, NJ is seeking a part time organist. Duties include one Sunday service at 10AM and Wednesday evening rehearsal with the choir. Additional services include Christmas Eve, the annual Ecumenical Choir service in January, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Vigil of Easter. Four paid Sundays off during the summer. Weddings and Funerals are available at additional pay. 4-rank 2-manual organ. Contact Rev. Margaret Sterchi at 856-227-3588 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.(5/13)
Trinity "Old Swedes" Episcopal Church, Swedesboro - O,1 service 9:30am on Sundays, Prelude, Postlude, service music, 4 hymns and some improvisation during Communion. We will supply the music. Hymns are selected by the clergy well in advance so sight reading is kept at a minimum. We pay the AGO rate. There is no formal choir, 2 services on Christmas Eve. We would consider taking two people to share the position and “spell” each other on a schedule. We are willing to consider a student. Contact Rev. Anne Wrede at email@example.com
This list is published as a courtesy to chapter members. The AGO assumes no responsibility for the musicianship or reliability of substitutes. Substitutes who have passed AGO certification exams are so noted. If there is an error in your listing, please notify us so we can correct it. You may reach the Chapter Hotline at 856-665-0149.
These musicians are available on Sundays and also for weddings and funerals other days:
Pauline Ahern 856-234-8318 (Mt. Laurel area)firstname.lastname@example.org
Miriam Bisbing 856-627-9434 (Sicklerville) April through November only
Marion Constable 609-324-7862 (Columbus)email@example.com
John Dow 856-327-1739 (Millville) firstname.lastname@example.org
Anthony Falatico 856-854-9373 (Collingswood)- Falametz03@verizon.net
Gail Gassaway 856-848-6787 (West Deptford)email@example.com
Mary Johnson 856-332-8869 (Pine Hill) firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Ted Kiefer 856-694-3693 (South Jersey area) Sunday services 8:00 or earlier email@example.com
Carol McDaniel 856-428-0911 (Haddonfield) firstname.lastname@example.org substitute organist and director
Nancy McLoud 856-667-6127 (Maple Shade)email@example.com
George Mitchell 856-795-0970 (Cherry Hill) firstname.lastname@example.org
Irina Nenartovich, CAGO, SPC 856-321-3465 (Cherry Hill) email@example.com
CathyO'Neill 856-589-0192 (Sewell and vicinity)CMO125@aol.com
Joanne Owen 856-769-3212 (Woodstown) firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathleen White 609-267-3349 (Hainesport) KWBoots@aol.com
These substitutes are available for weddings and funerals or Saturday work only:
Evelyn Larter, CAGO 856-358-1112 (Elmer) ERLarter@juno.com
Lee F. Milhous 215-348-8872 (Burlington area) email@example.com
Employers and job seekers are invited to post and search listings of available positions on the Guild's National Website.
|Would you like to prepare for or take one of the exams for AGO certification?
Contact Ruth Fink, education coordinator: (856)829-6604. firstname.lastname@example.org.
These members currently hold AGO certification, as listed in our Membership Directory:
Rae Ann Anderson, CAGO
Alice Brown, SPC
Helen C. Carrell, CAGO
Mark A. Cole, SPC
Charlene Cranmer, CAGO, SPC
Lawrence DePasquale, CAGO
Ruth O. Fink, AAGO, ChM
Ethel H. Geist, CAGO
Barbara A. Knight, SPC
Evelyn Larter, CAGO, SPC
Sister Emily McMullen, SPC
Irina Nenartovich, CAGO, SPC
Marilyn Rabbai, SPC
David L. Rhody, SPC
Glenn L. Rodgers, AAGO
Joyce Ann Routon, CAGO, SPC
Helen K. Taylor, AAGO
Dr. Harry Wilkinson, FAGO
|DEAN: Charlene Cranmer, SPC 609-265-1601 email@example.com
SUB-DEAN and PROGRAM CHAIR: Jonathan Stark, 609-702-7236 JonStark47@hotmail.com
TREASURER and REGISTRAR: Gail A. Gassaway 856-848-6787 firstname.lastname@example.org
SECRETARY: Catherine O'Neill, 856-589-0192, email@example.com
HISTORIAN: Miriam Bisbing 856-627-9434
CONCERT LISTINGS: fax (856)795-7166 firstname.lastname@example.org
PLACEMENT COORDINATOR: Peter Homon (856)665-0149 email@example.com
EDUCATION COORDINATOR: Ruth Fink, AAGO firstname.lastname@example.org
MEMBERSHIP CHAIRPERSON: Robert Parkhurst email@example.com
EDITOR,PUBLISHER AND WEBMASTER: David Rhody, SPC (856)795-6735 firstname.lastname@example.org
NOMINATIONS: Evelyn R. Larter, Chairperson
CARES & CONCERNS: Anthony Falatico (856-854-9373)
PROFESSIONAL CONCERNS: David Rhody, Chairperson email@example.com
Class of 2014 - Gae Finch, Joanne Owen, Ted Kiefer and Rob Hobgood
Class of 2015 - William Clisham, Christopher Daly, Robert Parkhurst and David Rhody
Class of 2016 - Robert E. Gladden Jr, Sr. Emily McMullen, William Mitchell, Stephen F. Obarski
|Some of the world's largest and most interesting organs are located in our area - here are a few of them:
Information concerning the Midmer-Losh organ in Atlantic City Convention Hall, including the newly published booklet "The Story of the World's Largest Pipe Organ," can be found at www.boardwalkpipes.com
For information on the large Hope-Jones Organ in the Ocean Grove Auditorium, visit www.oceangrove.org
For the Wanamaker Organ at the Lord and Taylor Store in Philadelphia, see www.wanamakerorgan.com
The US Naval Academy Chapel, where our member Erik Meyer has been Assistant Organist, can be found at www.usna.edu/Music/organ.html
And the Princeton University Chapel Mander Organ is featured at www.mander-organs.com/html/body_princeton_university_chapel.html
Publications of the ORGAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY are available at www.ohscatalog.org
Compositions by ROBERT FARRELL for organ or choir are available free from the composer at www.rfarrell.net/free
Links to other musical institutions in the area:
Westminster Choir College: http://westminster.rider.edu
The Philadelphia Orchestra: www.philorch.org
The Curtis Institute: www.curtis.edu
The Bach Choir of Bethlehem: www.bach.org
The Estey Pipe Organ (A Virtual Museum) is a new website devoted to the organs manufactured by the Estey Company in Brattleboro, VT, and may be found at www.esteyorgan.com. In addition to a listing of all opus numbers, the site includes hundreds of photographs of organs and the people connected with them. An on-going project, the site is always looking for additional materials about Estey pipe organs, especially those instruments which are still in existence. The site's owner, Philip Stimmel, may be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 802-254-8470.
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