Annapolis Chapter

Last updated: November 11, 2014 at 21:28 pm

Message from the Dean 

Welcome to the web site of the Annapolis Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. We are an active chapter with a genuine commitment to providing educational opportunities to members and friends. Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have questions about how we can serve you.
James W. Walton


Local Events

Please see links below for local concert series.



Organ Lessons/Coaching at Your Church
Monte Maxwell, Chapel Organist at the Naval Academy, is offering lessons and coaching and would come to your home or church. Please contact him for more information at 410-991-5885.



For membership information please contact Margaret Wisenbaler at 410-224-2144.

Membership and Membership Renewal applications are available via email from Margaret Wisenbaler. Send your request to



Current openings will be advertised for one month from submission.
GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN CHURCH 416 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012. 410-544-3799. 800 member (215 families) congregation is seeking and Organist/Choir Director for 1-2 services per week and 1 weekly rehearsal. Each month the candidate will play 1 service for 2 weeks, 2 services for 1 week, and have 1 week off. Approximately 12 hours per week. 12-15 member adult choir. Two-manual Rodgers organ with pipe augmentation. $1,500 annual music budget. Salary: $15,500. Twelve weeks paid vacation (includes one week off per month), secretarial assistance, sick leave (not long term), continuing education funding, and book/music allowance (from the music budget). This is an extremely flexible position. The candidate is able to work with the Director of Music to arrange vacation and coverage of services. There is growth potential and additional salary for the right individual who would be able to direct children and youth choirs as well. Ad placed November, 2014.
Contact: Debbie Greene at or 410-349-3244.


The following list represents those who have asked to be listed as substitutes. Publication of the names is a convenience to users and does not imply endorsement of the individuals by the Annapolis Chapter of the AGO. It is recommended that you interview/audition substitutes.

Lynn Bogovich 410-923-6520

Shirley Echard-Cann 410-266-5894

Matilda Jane Kraemer 410-956-9680

Dr. John B. Talley 410-266-5666

Jane Ward 410-837-6419

Jamie Brown 443-621-4187

John Igoe, CAGO 410-869-8590

Matthew Mueller 585-746-2467

Weddings and Funerals Only

Cindy Bidinotta-Slate 410-604-0055

Donna Dixon Ervin 410-672-2452

Susan W. Petty 410-263-8150

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





Contact Us

Dean: James Walton  443-926-2553

Sub-Dean:  Michael Menne 410-721-7284

Secretary: Ralph Manuel 410-263-6680

Treasurer: Ron Fleck 410-257-9631

Board Members

Class of 2015 – Donna Dixon Ervin

Class of 2016 – Alberta Stornetta

Class of 2017 –  Susan W. Petty

Membership: Margaret Wisenbaler 410-224-2144

Substitute Listing



Chapter E-Mail:

St. Anne’s, Annapolis Music Link

St. Margaret’s, Annapolis Music Link

St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, Annapolis Music Link

AGO National website