Delaware Chapter

Message from the Dean 

A MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN–DAVID SCHELAT

Coming up on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1530 Foulk Road in Wilmington, is a catered dinner and discussion of the relationship of church musicians and their clergy partners. Our guests will be the Rev. Kit Schooley and musician James Batt, who most recently worked together at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. This program meeting is designed for you to invite your clergy partner to attend with you. (I invited the clergy people at my church today to come with me. They were quite enthusiastic about this evening! Yours will be as well.) We will have more details about the meal and its cost soon, but please put this on your calendar today and invite your clergy friends. We will have a delicious dinner together as well as a lively conversation about the joys and challenges of musicians and clergy people working together in the church.

Our final program of the year will be on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. at Immanuel Church on the Green in New Castle, Delaware. This program will be a members’ recital followed by a catered end of year banquet. We have ended our program year with this combination of events for a couple of years, and it seems to work quite well. We figured, “why tinker with success?” So – think about what you’d like to play in this program – a piece big or small, difficult or easy. We’d love to have you play! More information about the banquet later.

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Membership

The Delaware Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is an active chapter that serves professional, semi-professional, and amateur organists and directors throughout the region. Information on Guild membership is available here. If you would like to join the Delaware Chapter, email our Registrar, Terrence Gaus-Woollen, Registrar/Treasurer - terry@trinityparishde.com

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Placement

To aid churches in finding substitute organists for services, the Delaware Chapter has compiled a list of organists available for various types of engagements. In addition to name and phone number, each listing provides information about music degrees and guild certifications, availability (whether for Sundays, weddings and funerals, or interim work), ability to conduct different ensembles, and any particular denominational preference (denomination listings are not necessarily exclusive; many organists have experience outside the listed traditions). Please note, information about substitute organists was provided by the individual organists and has not been verified by the Delaware Chapter. This list is provided as a service and is not intended as an endorsement of any organist by the Delaware Chapter AGO.Julie Allport, BS 610-932-4146
Weddings/funerals
Adult choir, children’s choir
juallport@yahoo.comJoan Anderson, 610-361-8038
Weddings/funerals/service substitute
andersbc@mindspring.comJackson Borges 619-929-9170 MM
Rehearsals, accompanist, handbells, weddings, funerals, concerts
jacksonborges@sbcglobal.netDavid Bowlsbey 761-0536 BS MME
Weddings/funerals
dbowlsbey@yahoo.com

Terry Boyer 654-5633
Weddings/funerals
Catholic
JEBoyer@aol.com

Lauren M. Cataldi
General Music Teacher
Available to substitute
Piano/Organ Lessons
302-379-3775
lcataldimay@yahoo.com

Marc Cheban 302-378-4287 MM
Weddings/funerals
a1b2celeste@yahoo.com

Nathan Costa 302-376-9584
Weddings/funerals/service substitute
ncosta@standrews-de.org

Lee Dettra, MSM, FAGO, ChM 838-5668
Sundays, weddings/funerals, interim work
Adult choir, children’s choir
thedettras@comcast.net

Kerry W. Dietz, BM, MM 798-4779
Weddings/funerals
Episcopalian, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Baptist
eumc_kdietz@verizon.net

Sue Fuhrmann, 410-920-8641
substitute Sundays, weddings/funerals.
suefuhr@udel.edu

Ann Gregory 302-731-5661 CAGO ChM AAGO
Weddings/funerals/service substitute
annpgreg@hotmail.com

Neil Harmon DMA 302-479-7121
Weddings/funerals
nharmon@gracechurchum.org

David Hearn 302-478-1271
Weddings/funerals
dehearn@verizon.com

Melissa Heieie, BA 792-2596
Weddings/funerals
Adult choir
Lutheran, Presbyterian
melheieie@gmail.com

Joanne Hench 610-388-1854
Weddings/funerals
jreitz53@hotmail.com

David Herman, DMA 733-0529
Sundays, weddings/funerals
Adult choir
Herman@udel.edu

Leona Kelley Hutchins, BM 698-1299
Sundays, weddings/funerals, interim work
Adult choir, children’s choir
Catholic, Episcopalian
lkgclh@msn.com

Robert A. Imbt, BM, BE, MM 478-4821
Sundays, weddings/funerals

David Kelley, BM, MLM, MM, AAGO, ChM 888-1751
Weddings/funerals
Adult choir, children’s choir, handbell choir
Catholic, Episcopalian, Lutheran
david_kelley@comcast.com

Elizabeth Lauber 302-998-7206
Weddings, Funerals
elf612@cs.com

Margaret Love 302-475-4720 MME
Weddings/funerals/service substitute
margklove@gmail.com

M. P. Moon, CAGO 654-6362
Sundays, weddings/funerals
mpm5s@yahoo.com

Carol Nile, BM, MM 410-885-2151
Sundays, weddings/funerals
Adult choir, children’s choir, handbell choir
carolnile11@gmail.com

Mary Ann Quarry, PhD 584-8822
Sundays, weddings/funerals
Catholic, Episcopalian, Lutheran
maquarry1@yahoo.com

John Quinn 302-292-1195
Weddings and funerals
jquinn@newark-umc.org

Linnea Raffaele 610-932-3605
Weddings/funerals
lermusic@zoominternet.com

Patricia W. Reed, BS 762-4154
Sundays
Adult choir, children’s choir, handbell choir
Lutheran
donereed@juno.com

Tracy Richardson, BM, MM 764-5101
Sundays, weddings/funerals
Adult choir
richardson.tracy@verizon.net

Patrice Roman 798-8377
Sundays, weddings/funerals, interim work
Adult choir, children’s choir
patrice.Roman@bcbsde.com

David Schelat, BM, MM 654-5371 x18
Weddings/funerals
Adult choir
schelat@fandc.org

Katie Soukup 610-431-1141
Sunday substitute (weekends only)
ccsoukup@verizon.net
vkgv42@verizon.net

Virginia Vaalburg 610-358-0946
Free lance Church Musician
Weddings, Funerals, Services
vkgv42@verizon.net or Virginia.Vaalburg@yahoo.com

Janet Vines, BFA, SPC 378-1912
Sundays, weddings/funerals
Adult choir, children’s choir, handbell choir
Catholic, Episcopalian, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian
jpvines@verizon.net

Robert S. Wallace, II, BSMus, MME, APC 302-528-8051
Weddings/funerals/music lessons (reasonable rates)
Adult choir, children’s choir, handbell choir
Any denomination and/or Jewish (experienced), recitals and concerts
Original compositions.arrangements
robertstephenwallace2@gmail.comBACH934@aol.com;robert.s.wallace.composer@gmail.com

George Walper, BA, 352-406-4188
Sundays, weddings/funerals
gwalper@verizon.net

Priscilla Weaver BM 302-528-3861
Sundays, weddings/funerals
Adult choir, children’s choir, handbell choir
Catholic, Episcopalian, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Methodist
pweaver@gmail.com

Terri Weaver, SPC 610-869-7704
Weddings/funerals
Adult choir, children’s choir, handbell choir
Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian
tweaverorgan2@yahoo.com

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

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Certification

Seeking Guild certification is a great way to sharpen your skills and build your confidence as an organist or director. Several of our chapter members have earned certificates (see below), and any one of them can attest to the value of the certification process. Information and materials are availablehere.

Delaware Chapter Members with Guild Certificates

Jack Burnam, AAGO, ChM
David Christopher–CAGO
Lee Dettra, FAGO, ChM
Robert Furr, SPC
Ann Gregory, AAGO, ChM
David Kelley, AAGO, ChM
M. P. Moon, CAGO
Gordon Tyler, SPC
Janet Vines, SPC
Terri Weaver, SPC

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Contact Us

David Schelat, Dean –
schelat@fandc.org
Linnea Raffaele, Secretary –
lermusic@zoominternet.net
Terrence Gaus-Woollen,
Registrar/Treasurer –
terry@trinityparishde.org

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

David Bowlsbey, Class of 2012 –
dbowlsbey@yahoo.com
John Quinn, Class of 2013 -
jquinn@newark-umc.org
Neil Harmon, Class of 2014 -
nharmon@gracechurchum.org

Election of Board Members has taken place. Congratulations to JOHN QUINN and NEIL HARMON!!!

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Links

The Wilmington Music School – www.wilmingtonmusic.org
The Delaware Symphony Orchestra – www.desymphony.org
Opera Delaware – www.operade.org
Delaware Division of the Arts – www.artsdel.org
Dickinson Theatre Organ Society – www.dtoskimball.org
Market Street Music – MarketStreetMusicDE.org
Cathedral Choir School of Delaware - www.cathedralchoirschoolde.org
Organ Historical Society - www.organsociety.org
Historic Organs - http://organsociety.bsc.edu/
The Organ Site: http://www.die-orgelseite.de/index_e.html
Pipe Dreams radio broadcasts - www.pipedreams.org
American Theatre Organ Society - www.atos.org
Young Person’s Guide to the Organ- http://www.agohq.org/guide/
What is the VALUE of a pipe organ? - http://www.pipeorgans.com/existing-church-organ-value/index.cfm
Organ shoes - http://store.organmastershoes.com/
Pipe Organ Database by builder: http://organsociety.bsc.edu/BrowseByBuilder.php
The Organ Site: http://www.die-orgelseite.de/index_e.html

AGO National website