Cumberland Valley Chapter

[last updated 6/26/15]

Message from the Dean 

Welcome to the Cumberland Valley Chapter website. We are happy to welcome new people at any time. Our membership covers a wide geographic area including a portion of Central Maryland, Western Maryland, and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.We have meetings, workshops, master classes, and concerts that will interest people involved in church music.The purpose of the American Guild of Organists is to promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles, to encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music, and to provide a forum for mutual support, inspiration, education, and certification of Guild members.

David Loy
600 Knightsbridge Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Cell: 301.991.3354
wloy313221@aol.com

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Chapter Program Schedule 2014-15

Check back here in August for our 2015-16 Program Schedule!

 

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Recitals and Musical Events in the Region

 

Sundays June 7-August 23
7:30 PM
Hagerstown Municipal Band
The HMB presents its 101st season.
Peter Buys Band Shell
City Park
Hagerstown, MD
www.hagerstownband.org
Tuesday June 30 – 7 PM
Maryland Wind Festival
Sanctum Songs and Serenades
Trinity Lutheran Church
Hagerstown, MD
www.marylandwindfestival.org
Saturday July 4 – 7:30 PM
Maryland Symphony Orchestra presents 30th Annual Salute to Independence
Antietam National Battlefield
Sharpsburg, MD
www.marylandsymphony.org
Thursday July 9 – 7:30 PM
Shippensburg Festival Orchestra
Featuring Simone Lamsma, violinist
Robert Trevino, conductor
Luhrs Performing Arts Center
Shippensburg, PA
Thursday July 16 – 7:30 PM
Shippensburg Festival Orchestra
Featuring Alain Lefèvre, pianist
Robert Trevino, conductor
Luhrs Performing Arts Center
Shippensburg, PA
Saturday July 18 – 4 PM
Music to Be Cool
Featuring various musicians performing lighter fare
Trinity Lutheran Church
Hagerstown, MD
Thursday July 23 – 7:30 PM
Shippensburg Festival Orchestra
Featuring Guest Soloists
Steven Smith, conductor
Luhrs Performing Arts Center
Shippensburg, PA
Saturday August 22 – 4 PM
Music to Be Cool
Featuring various musicians performing lighter fare
Trinity Lutheran Church
Hagerstown, MD
To add your event, please contact Stephen Pastena by email:
stephenpastena@yahoo.com

 

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Newsletter

Our newsletter is “The Chimney Flute”.
Contact information for the Co-Editors:

Cheryl Wilson
240-675-0142
cwilson@kaneisable.com

Mark King
301.733.2560, ext. 108
mking.stjohns@myactv.net

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Membership

For information regarding joining our chapter, please contact Monica Bowen, Membership Coordinator to receive a Membership Brochure and application. Email: monicabowen@juno.com or call 304.263.6026

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Placement

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

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Substitute List

Peggy Lacey Craig –New Dual Member – She is available for weddings, funerals, Sunday worship and service playing.

home: 304-754-3393, PLCraig3@comcast.net

 Elizabeth Krouse- She is available for evening services or during the week, also for weddings or funerals.

home: 240-204-8314,    veteranorganist@myactv.net

 Judith Miller – Available for weddings, funerals, Sunday worship and service playing.

301-223-4211, organist@myactv.net

 Rick Morrison – Available for weddings, funerals, Sunday worship and service playing.

304-876-6460

 Nae H. Pearson – Available for weddings, funerals, Sunday worship and service playing.

cell: 703-629-0153, Holymusic@aol.com

 David Smith – Available for funerals and weekday or evening services.

301-992-3000, azazeldls@usa.net

 Nathan Strite – Available for Sunday worship and service playing.

home: 301-582-4135; cell: 301-491-2868, nastrite@gmail.com

*If you would like your name added/removed from this list, please email stephenpastena@yahoo.com.

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Certification

The American Guild of Organists 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.Information regarding eligibility, application procedures, examination fees, certificates, exams, free Hymn Booklet, exams for the visually challenged, and individual examination requirements can be found on the American Guild of Organists National website, www.agohq.org

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Contact Us

David Loy, Dean – wloy313221@aol.com
Stephen Pastena, Sub Dean – stephenpastena@yahoo.com
Elizabeth Krouse, Secretary – 240-204-8314, veteranorganist@myactv.net
Judy Miller, Treasurer – 301.223.4211, organist@myactv.net
Cheryl Wilson, Newsletter Co-Editor – cwilson@kaneisable.com
Mark King, Newsletter Co-Editor – mking.stjohns@myactv.net
Monica Bowen, Membership Coordinator – monicabowen@juno.com
Clair Johannsen, Executive Board Member – adrianjohannsen@verizon.net
Elizabeth Krouse, Executive Board Member/Archivist – veteranorganist@myactv.net
Mary Ward, Executive Board Member – maryaliceward@yahoo.com
Debbie Zacher, Executive Board Member – dzacher@comcast.net

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Links

AGO National website
Chapter Facebook Page