Southeastern Pa Chapter

Last updated: July 11, 2018 at 9:26 am

Message from the Dean 

Welcome to the AGO Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter website, where you may find useful and regional information on activities about the grandest of instruments: THE ORGAN. Celebrating our 57th year (established, 1961), we invite you to browse the events calendar and resources here. Informative workshops, educational presentations, performances, tours, social events, and our periodic newsletter, VOX HUMANA aim to support all-things-organ. If you are currently seeking a national professional organization related to organ and choral fields, look no further! Our only criteria for membership is your interest in organ music.

Join us for an event or as a member; we think you’ll stay for the fun.

Yours musically,

Mary Eileen Johnston


For more information about our chapter, please contact Mary Eileen  (610-633-2264)

Membership information may be found below.


Local Events

Friday, September 15, 2017     6:00 pm
Dinner, organ solos, organ/piano duets
Home of Ken Delmar

Sunday, October 8, 2017    3:00 pm
“Hymns and Service Repertoire”, hosted by Art Kalemkarian
Media Presbyterian Church

Saturday, November 25, 2017     11:00 am
Tour St. Joseph’s University Chapel organ
Led by organ builder Patrick Murphy. Hosted by Mary Eileen Johnston
St. Joseph’s University Chapel

December No meeting

Saturday, January 13, 2018    8:00 am – 4:00 pm
January Jumpstart, hosted by Philadelphia Chapter of the AGO
Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church

Saturday, March 10, 2018    Time TBD
“The Wanamaker Organ: A Sonic Odyssey”
A 2017 DVD presentation by Peter Richard Conte and Thomas Murray
Hosted by Jerry Troy
St. Andrew the Apostle Church, Drexel Hill

Sunday, June 3, 2018   3:00 PM
Music for Brass, Organ, Congregation, Featuring “The Media Brassworks” and
Members of the Southeastern PA Chapter
St. Andrew the Apostle Church, 3500 School Ln, Drexel Hill, PA
For directions –

Thursday, June 14, 2018 6:30 PM
Annual Meeting
Casey’s, in the Trolley Room
812 N Landsdowne Ave, Drexel Hill, PA





Although most of our professional members are church organists, there are many of us who are members for the sheer love of organ music. AGO is “non denominational,” secular, and all are welcome to join as a member, regardless of musical ability. The American Guild of Organists Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter (SEPA AGO) was first chartered  as the Chester Chapter (1961). In 1967, our current name saw to include the wider demographic of our membership base. Today, one of our most treasured benefits is  the built-in camaraderie of a smaller group.

Albeit small in size, our scope of membership is a diverse group of organists, organ enthusiasts, organ builders, organ music lovers, and concert-goers spanning a wider geographical area.

Since it’s inception to today, SEPA AGO has striven to present a high quality of lectures, concerts, and workshops pertinent to our organization. These programs aim to reflect a local look at church, theatre, and home organ interests. For a variety of tastes and interests, the calendar (above) spans that palette. Educational, professional, and social events are planned annually, providing a variety of opportunities for growth and sharing. Regular resources include a newsletter, VOX HUMANA, local job postings, and a substitute organist list.

Members benefits also include The American Organist magazine and exclusive invitations and discounts on all AGO offerings.

For more information, please contact: Nancy F. Brown, Registrar, 610-358-3112


Click link for further information about AGO membership – AGO Membership


Substitute List

Substitutes listed in alphabetical order. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter members listed below are available for substituting. This list is not intended as an endorsement of those musicians by the Chapter.

Kenneth J. Delmar MM 610-565-5796
Available Weekdays

Thomas J. DeLuca 484-557-8757
Available Weekdays, Saturdays, Sundays

Christopher B. Dome 610-444-9675
Available Sundays November – April

Dr. Maria deJ. Ellis 610-896-6189
Available Weekdays, Saturdays

William J. Gatens DPhil FAGO ChM 610-876-5617
Available Weekdays

Lisa A. Guglielmo BMus 610-906-7740
Available Weekdays, Saturdays

Loretta S. Hartnett BMus SPC 610-352-5441
Available Weekdays

Mary Eileen P. Johnston BMus MT-BC 610-633-2264
Available Weekdays, Saturdays, Sundays: Organ/keyboard, vocal, and choral direction

Arthur P. Kalemkarian, Sr. 484-315-8079
Available Weekdays, Saturdays

John E. Kampmeyer, Jr. 610-731-4192
Available Saturdays

Dr. Ryan Kelly DMA 903-758-3535
Available Weekdays except Wednesday evenings, Saturdays

Stanley Orr 610-690-0999
Available Sundays

Clyde S. Shive, Jr. 610-622-0869
Available Weekdays

Dr. Nathan A. Zullinger 857-205-8823
Available Weekdays, Saturdays, Sundays

Employers and job seekers are invited to post and search listings of available positions on the Guild’s National Website.



The American Guild of Organists (AGO) is committed to:

  • improve the proficiency of organists and conductors,
  • evaluate by examination attainments in organ playing, choral and instrumental training, and the theory and general knowledge of music, and
  • grant certificates to those who pass examinations.Taking an AGO exam is not only a way for you to become a better musician, but it can also be a way to advertise the work of the AGO and broaden our visibility.Contact National for complete information, forms, fees, copies of previous exams, and free Hymn Booklet:
  • AGO National Headquarters, 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1260, New York, NY 10115
    Phone: 212-870-2310 Fax: 212-870-2163 Email: Website:


Contact Us
Dean: Mary Eileen Johnston
Sub-Dean: Loretta Hartnett
Treasurer: Gerald F. Troy
Secretary: Jonathan A. Wald
Registrar: Nancy F. Brown


Executive Committee:
TERM ENDING 2019:   Ken Delmar, Co-op
TERM ENDING 2020:   Christine LaQuintano, Co-op
TERM ENDING 2021:   Art Kalemkarian, Susan Shriver

Website Submissions: Donald Brown:



Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists –
Pipe Dreams radio broadcasts –
American Theatre Organ Society –
Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America (APOBA) –
Patrick J. Murphy & Associates –
Muller Pipe Organs – – a resource for organists and organ committee members who are considering the purchase of a new pipe organ or having their existing pipe organ rebuilt. A service of Peterson Electro-Musical Products, Inc.
Organ Historical Society Pipe Organ Database –
American Guild of Organists – AGO National website