Southwest Jersey Chapter
|Last updated: May 18, 2013|
Message from the Dean
On my recent trip to Scotland to visit my mother I had reason to reflect again on the difficulties concert organists face as they encounter unfamiliar instruments. I am preparing to play in a Bach recital with a violinist, and had a rehearsal scheduled for two days after my return so I knew I needed to be practicing while there. My sister made arrangements with the church nearest to her house where the organ was not in great repair, but more disconcerting than that were the physical differences from the organ at my own church. Here the hinged lid folded back to become the music stand, about 6 inches closer and maybe four inches lower than I am used to. My glasses were not good for reading music at this distance, and my neck soon ached from looking down at my reduced photocopied scores! There was nothing I could do about the position of the music stand, but I did arrange a few hymnbooks to balance my music on, and managed to get some useful practice done over several visits. Musicians who play an instrument they can carry with them have none of these problems!
Thankfully, the rehearsal went well. I was particularly delighted to discover that my violinist friend plans to play on his beautiful baroque violin which was made in 1778 in Aberdeen, Scotland, of all places! Our sanctuary dates from 1771 when the music of Bach would, I suppose, have been regarded as modern!
This month we have the great pleasure of hearing our own members perform in our annual Members’ Recital, so if you haven’t managed to attend any other program this year, I encourage you to set aside that time to come and support your colleagues. As always, there is a great variety in the repertoire chosen – maybe you will be inspired to learn one of the pieces you hear!
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).
Saturday, May 18, noon & 5:30 pm - Philadelphia Friends of the Wanamaker Organ's big Spring concert featuring Quebec-born virtuoso Isabelle Demers at 2:30. Billed as the "diminutive dynamo," Demers mesmerized the audience at the Fred C. Cooper Organ in Verizon Hall last January, and made an impromptu appearance at the Store afterward. Peter Richard Conte marveled at her playing, and how adept she was at using the organ's unsurpassed color resources, the Pedal Divide and other features that produce breathtaking effects. Concertgoers should note that the Organ is also slated to be played that day at its usual times of noon and 5:30 pm. Free.
Sunday, May 19, 3 pm - Baltimore. Tiffany Treasures, a concert featuring choral works inspired by the stained glass windows at Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church in Baltimore. It will be presented by the church's Chancel Choir and soloists on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 3 p.m. Michael Britt will conduct, and John Walker, Brown Memorial's Minister of Music Emeritus, will serve as organist. The church is located at 1316 Park Avenue, in the Bolton Hill neighborhood of Baltimore, MD. Tickets to this Tiffany Series concert are $15 ($5 for students) and are available at the door and online at www.browndowntown.org
Among the pieces commissioned specially for this concert (and named after the windows they evoke) are "I Am the Vine," by Alfred Fedak, "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks," by David Schelat, and "The New Creation" by Marvin Mills. "Hymn: God of Color, God of Light" by Wayne Wold responds more generally to the windows. Also on the program is Paul Halley's "Freedom Trilogy," an African-American spiritual arranged by Moses Hogan, two works by Daniel Gawthrop, and a piece by Gwyneth Walker. Parking will be available. The church is wheelchair accessible. For more information, please call 410-523-1542.
Sunday, May 19, 5 pm - Pitman. First Presbyterian Church - Jazz Vespers, featuring the Pitman High School Jazz Band under the direction of Phil Verespy. Please join us as we celebrate the high-energy style of these talented young musicians! Proceeds from the free-will offering will benefit Habitat for Humanity. There will be a lite-bites reception immediately following in the upstairs kitchen. Freewill offering.
Sunday, May 19, 7:30 pm - Moorestown.“Israel in Egypt,” at First Presbyterian Church, Chester Ave & Bridgeboro Road. The West Jersey Chamber Choir, First Presbyterian Church Adult Choir and West Jersey Chamber Symphony will combine forces under the baton of conductor Joel Krott to perform Handel’s best known choral masterwork after “The Messiah;” tickets for individual concerts and at the door are $20 ($15 for seniors and $10 for students). For details about tickets or group sales, call 856-778-1899
Friday, June 7, 6:45 pm - Haddonfield. Strawberry Festival and Pops Concert (8:00) at First Presbyterian Church, 20 Kings Highway East. The final performance by retiring conductor Ken Carter and pianist Joyce Ann Routon. Donation for strawberries, cake and ice cream. For info call 856-429-1960.
Saturday, June 8, 12 pm - Philadelphia. The Third Annual Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ Day at the Kimmel Center, featuring: The New City Brass Ensemble, performing works with the organ including the Gigout Grand Choeur Dialogue, Fauré's Cantique de Jean Racine, and the inimitable Widor Toccata; A silent film accompanied by the youthful and skilled Erik Meyer; Children's Hour with time set aside for youngsters interested in trying out the instrument (No piano skills necessary!). Opera Philadelphia is thrilled to participate in the third annual Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ Day at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The organ is one of the few instruments capable of emulating the power and majesty of a full orchestra while recreating the drama of the opera stage. To celebrate this magnificent instrument and to bring operatic experiences out of the opera house, Opera Philadelphia will present a program of arias and ensembles in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the births of two operatic titans: Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) and Richard Wagner (1813-1883). The talented singers from Opera Philadelphia will perform selections highlighting both composers' masterworks. This event is free of charge, and you may come and go as you please. We look forward to introducing YOU to the King of Instruments.
Sunday, June 9, 3:00 pm - Southampton. Ina Grapenthin, Organist. Freewill offering, Vincentown United Methodist Church, 97 Main Street, Southampton, NJ
Dr. Grapenthin, Professor of Music at Kutztown University, will play a recital of music to highlight the wonderful features of the recently installed Rodgers 3 Manual organ. The public is cordially invited to join the church family at Vincentown UMC.
Sunday, June 9, 4:00 pm - Burlington. Hot Jazz and Cool Ice Cream, at St. Mary's Church, 145 W. Broad St: the David T. May Jazz Quintet will peform David Benoit’s Freedom at Midnight, Joe Zawinal’s Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, and works by Russ Freeman, The Rippingtons, Earth, Wind & Fire and others. (David May also serves as the Organist for the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center.) The Choir of Saint Mary’s Church (Lee F. Milhous, Organist and Choirmaster) will join with DTM Quintet in two sacred works by Duke Ellington and Dave Brubeck, and Route 66 by The Manhattan Transfer. Ummm Ice Cream Parlor of Burlington will provide a free ice cream social during the concert on the front lawn. Saint Mary’s peal of English Whitechapel bells will be ring jazz standards beginning at 3:45 pm. (In the event of inclement weather the event will take place in the Guild House.)Free-will offering. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, June 15th, 7pm - Cherry Hill Concert of organ and violin music at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 520 Kings Hwy in Cherry Hill. Featuring Rob Hobgood, organ and Sarah Segner, violin. Program to include works by Bach, Franck, St. Saens, Vitali, Ravel and others. For more information contact Rob Hobgood at email@example.com.
June 18, 19 & 22 - Kennett Square. International Organ Competition at Longwood Gardens; for tickets, times and details see ticketphiladelphia.org or 215-893-1999.
Saturday, June 29, all day - Philadelphia. Wanamaker Organ Day at Macy's Department Store, Market and Juniper Streets. Peter Richard Conte plus guest organists, day events free, for details of the evening concert and tickets see the Friends of the Wanamaker Organ website.
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org
PROGRAMS FOR THE 2012-2013 YEAR
Sunday, September 30, 4 pm: Annual Guild Service and Banquet at St. Stephen's Church, Woodbury; Larry DePasquale, host.
Sunday, October 21: Masterclass and Recital by noted Hungarian Liszt expert Istvan Ruppert at First Presbyterian Church, Moorestown.
Monday, December 3, 7 pm: Marcel Dupre, a PowerPoint Presentation of His Life and Works, by Dr. Ralph Kneeream who studied with Dupre and currently is Dean of the Harrisburg Chapter.
Saturday, January 19, 9-12am: January JumpStart, at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church.
Friday, January 25, 6 pm: Potluck Dinner at Registrar and Treasurer Gail Gassaway's home.
Friday, February 22, 7:30 pm: Cavaille-Coll Documentary Film - First showing of the project partially financed by our Chapter; at St. Bartholomew Episcopal, Cherry Hill.
Sunday, March 3, 7 pm: Bach and Sons, a multi-media presentation featuring slides, recordings and live performance by Dr. Jeannine Jordan, at First United Methodist, Moorestown, Glenn Rodgers, host.
Tuesday, April 2, 1:30 pm: Private Tour of the World's Largest Organ at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City; also open console on the now-operational "smaller" Kimball Theater Organ in the Ballroom.
Sunday, May 19, 4 pm: Annual Members' Recital at Trinity United Methodist, Merchantville, Helen Carrell, host.
Sunday, July 14, 4 pm: Annual Meeting and Picnic at the home of Dean Evelyn R. Larter in Elmer, NJ
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; email@example.com).
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.
|JOIN OUR CHAPTER TODAY ---
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.
First Baptist Church, Gloucester City - part-time organist. For info or to apply contact Linda Bittmann at 609-206-7917.
First Presbyterian Church, Haddonfield, NJ - Full-time Minister of Music. Responsibilities include: direction/coordination of nine choral and bell choirs; supervision of 6 staff members; coordination of music for three Sunday services and special musical presentations. Minister of Music will work closely with pastoral staff. Salary: $65,000. plus health insurance and pension. Applications are available online at www.haddonfieldpres.org or by calling Bill Getman at 856-429-1960.(3/13)
Christ The King Episcopal Church , Willingboro- Organist only, 9:00 service, Hammond organ, an occasional rehearsal- no choir, Fr. Saunders at LeroySaunders@ChristthekingNJ.org or 609-877-2987 (3/13)
Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 1603 Marne Highway, Hainsport- O; 7:30, 9, and 10:30am masses on Sundays; MUSIC: Breaking Bread (OCP);Allen Organ (and upright piano) FEE: $70 per mass ($210 per Sunday.DETAILS: OLQP is a friendly, singing parish. The music is lively and eclectic, aimed at reaching all ages. Adult and Children’s Choirs enhance the liturgy twice monthly. FURTHER INFO: Contact Diane Dannenfelser <firstname.lastname@example.org> (11/12)
New Castle Presbyterian Church, Old New Castle, DE - O; The position is part-time (5 hours/week on site), and the compensation is based on AGO guidelines. The successful candidate will play one blended Sunday worship service and one Wednesday night rehearsal. In addition, he/she would provide music for occasional seasonal extra worship services, weddings, and funerals. New Castle Presbyterian’s 1707 Meeting House features a 5-year-old Allen electronic organ QL225i (Internal Speaker System) with a 33 Stop/132 Voice Two-Manual Console with Lumitech Capture. A Yamaha console piano is also utilized for worship. The candidate will be responsible to a Music/Choir Director and become part of a music staff of three. For further information, please call New Castle Presbyterian Church, 302-328-7296, Mon. - Fri. 8:30 am to 12:30 pm - or email your resume to email@example.com. (11/12)
Kemble United Methodist Church, Woodbury- O/D, would prefer a masters in organ, piano, voice, or choral performance. Two to three vocal ensembles and bell choir, rehearsals Thursday evenings; Moeller organ. Contact Jill McGill at 856-467-7112. Resumes to Kembleapplicants@yahoo.com by Oct. 15, 2012 (9/12)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Reformation Lutheran Church, Media, Pa.- O/D; one Sunday service plus several special services during the year; one choir. Contact Kathy Fuller at email@example.com
Avondale Presbyterian Church, Avondale, PA (near Kennett Square) - Part-time Organist/Accompanist to provide organ and piano music at our regular Sunday Worship Services 8:30 & 11:00 am as well as additional special events on the Church calendar year; choir rehearses on Thursday evenings 7:30 to 9:00 pm; Allen organ. Send your resume to Avondale Presbyterian Church, P. 0. Box 446, Avondale, PA, 19311 or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to the attention of Mrs. Marge Pickel.(4/12)
Tabernacle United Methodist Church, Erma NJ (near Cape May) - organist/pianist for 1 traditional service, 1 choir. Contact Jessica Thomas, 702 Seashore Road, Cape May,. (3/12)
First Baptist, Pedricktown- Pianist, 2-3 Sundays a month, weekly Thursday rehearsal, accompany traditional choir anthems, soloists, congregational hymns. Contact Brian Heintzelman, Music Director at 856-678-7280. (1/12)
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)email@example.com
Miriam Bisbing 856-627-9434 (Sicklerville) April through November only
Marion Constable 609-324-7862 (Columbus)firstname.lastname@example.org
John Dow 856-327-1739 (Millville) email@example.com
Anthony Falatico 856-854-9373 (Collingswood)- Falametz03@verizon.net
Gail Gassaway 856-848-6787 (West Deptford)firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Johnson 856-332-8869 (Pine Hill) email@example.com
Dr. Ted Kiefer 856-694-3693 (South Jersey area) Sunday services 8:00 or earlier firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara Knight, SPC 609-871-1204 (Burlington area)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
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: Evelyn R. Larter (SPC) 856-358-1112 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: Charlene Cranmer, SPC 609-265-1601 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: Glenn Rodgers, Chairperson
CARES & CONCERNS: Anthony Falatico (856-854-9373)
PROFESSIONAL CONCERNS: David Rhody, Chairperson email@example.com
Class of 2013 - Miriam Bisbing, Lawrence DePasquale, David Rhody, John Sankey, Jr.
Class of 2014 - Gae Finch, Joanne Owen, Ted Kiefer and Rob Hobgood
Class of 2015 - William Clisham, Victoria Nichols, Barbara Knight and Robert Parkhurst
|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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