Central New Jersey

Last updated: July 28, 2014 at 6:25 am

Message from the Dean 

Dear Colleagues,

The Princeton Singers, under the direction of Steven Sametz, will present a concert of works by Monteverdi, Sametz, and Verdelot, as well as four exciting new premiers from this year’s American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Composer’s Forum. The concert is July 22 at 8 p.m. at the Princeton Meadow Church and Event Center, 545 Meadow Road, Princeton, NJ. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $20. This is part of the New Jersey ACDA Summer Conference, where the Princeton Singers will be in residence. Walk-in registrations for the conference on Tuesday and Wednesday are welcome (see conference details at www.njacda.com). The Tuesday evening concert is open to the general public. Come hear a world-class choir on the cutting edge of new voices in the choral arts!

Eric Plutz


Local Events


22nd Annual Summer Carillon Series
Graduate School, Princeton University
1 p.m., rain or shine
Admission: free
August 3, Klaas de Haan (The Netherlands)
August 10, Steven Schreiber (Ambler, PA)
August 17, Lisa Lonie (Bells and Brass) (Princeton, NJ)
August 24, Ed Nassor (Washington, DC)
August 31, Julie Zhu (Guild of Carillonneurs Class of 2013 recitalist)

Sep 6, 8:30 p.m.
Macy’s Philadelphia
Grand Evening Concert featuring the Wanamaker Organ and Symphony in C
Peter Richard Conte, organist
Rossen Milanov, director
Works by Saint-Saens, Poulenc, and Elgar
Tickets: $25 to $110
Call: 856-963-6683

Sep 11, 12:30 p.m.
Princeton University Chapel
After Noon Concert
Eric Plutz, organist

Feb 6, 8 p.m.
Richardson Auditorium, Princeton, NJ
Cameron Carpenter, organist




Mary Giordmaine has emailed the chapter’s winter newsletter. If you did not get an email from her, please email Mary at giordmaine@att.net.



If you are an organist new to the central New Jersey area and are interested in becoming a member of the chapter, please email Jay Smith (realtorjay@gmail.com) and he will be glad to forward you membership information.

If you are not an organist, but would like to be affiliated only with our chapter, please join as a Chapter Friend. Chapter Friends support the local chapter, receive our chapter newsletters, and participate in chapter events. As a Chapter Friend, you do not have national voting privileges, membership benefits, or a TAO subscription. Please email Jay Smith and he will be glad to forward you membership information.



If you need a substitute please contact Mary Fuller, registrar. Mary maintains a list of organists willing to substitute.

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



Current chapter members with AGO certification:

Ronald Hemmel, AAGO, FAGO
James Litton, CAGO
Kathleen Connolly, CAGO
Joyce Irwin, CAGO
Noel Werner, CAGO
Mary Giordmaine, SPC

If you are interested in working towards AGO certification, please let Justin Hartz (justinhartz@aol.com) know. He will be glad to provide information and details on the certificate you wish to pursue.


Contact Us

Eric Plutz, Dean – eplutz@princeton.edu

Gail Wilson, Sub-Dean - gailwilson41@gmail.com

Mary Giordmaine, Secretary - giordmaine@att.net

Jay Smith, Treasurer - realtorjay@verizon.net

Mary Fuller, Registrar - mf2242@aol.com

Justin Hartz, Professional Development - justinhartz@aol.com

Greg Smith, Chaplain - GregRussellSmith@hotmail.com

Gaylord French, Archivist - GaylordFrench@yahoo.com

Bill Garrett, Webmaster - billg_o2k@hotmail.com



Patrick Murphy & Associates - http://www.PJMorgans.com

Zarex Corporation - http://www.zarex.com

Longwood Gardens - http://www.longwoodgardens.org

Peragallo Organs - http://www.peragallo.com

Friends of the Wanamaker Organ - http://www.wanamakerorgan.com

Ocean Grove Summer Music schedule

Free internet downloads of complete organ works of J.S. Bach -http://www.blockmrecords.org/bach

Eric Plutz website:

Central Jersey Choral Society

Fuma Sacra

AGO National website