Ft-Lauderdale Chapter

Updated August 14 2014

Message from the Dean 

Welcome to the AGO Fort Lauderdale Chapter!

This web-page contains basic information about our Chapter. Whether you are a visitor or resident, enjoy browsing through our website and feel free to contact any of us listed below for more information.

Our Chapter Year goes from September through May. Excepting December and the Easter month, our Chapter members gather every month in a different venue for a Dinner and a -usually music-related- activity afterward. The date of our next meeting will be posted on this website along with other updates, so please visit us frequently!

We are located in one of the most fast growing, dynamic and ethnically diverse areas of the United States. The high Season of Tourism and Cultural Activities in general is between October and Easter, but our area is active all year round and offers a good selection of Churches with interesting organs and Music Programs to visit. In the last years some venues and cultural organizations have started offering Summer Programs.

BIENVENIDOS A FORT LAUDERDALE AGO!
PARA INFORMACION EN ESPANOL:
andres_gunther@yahoo.com

WILLKOMMEN AUF DER FORT LAUDERDALE AGO WEBSEITE!
FUER DEUTSCHSPRACHIGE INFORMATION:
andres_gunther@yahoo.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AGOFtL

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Local Events

AGO FT LAUDERDALE CHAPTER EVENTS:

 

Sunday, SEPTEMBER 7, 2014  at 6:00 p.m.

Welcome Back Dinner with Officer Installation (Chapter members and selected guests only)

At the home of Madeline Zung, 535 Oaks Dr., #310, Pompano Beach 33069

Reservations required.

 

OCTOBER

Emerging Artist Recital

Date, artist and venue TBD – stay tuned!

 

NOVEMBER 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Members’ Recital

Sanctuary Church Fort Lauderdale, 1400 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale 33304

Event open to all public; free admission.

 

JANUARY 11 at 6:00 p.m.

Epiphany Dinner (Chpater members and selected guests only)

At the home of Don Cannarozzi and Sergio Puig, 204 SE 9th St., Dania 33004

Reservations required

 

FEBRUARY 22 at 4 p.m.

Richard Elliott Recital

Christ United Methodist Church, 4845 NE 25th Ave., Fort Lauderdale 33308

Open to all public. Free admission for AGO chapter members

 

MARCH 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Favorite Organ Music Show-‘n’-Tell

First Baptist Church, 301 E. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 33301

Open to all Public

 

MAY 18 at 6:00 p.m.

Season End Dinner and Organ Jeopardy

The Church By The Sea, 2700 Mayan Drive, Ft Lauderdale 33316

Dinner served promptly at 6:30 p.m. What time is Organ Jeopardy? 7:30, of course!

Dinner – $15 per person – Reservations required

Organ Jeopardy open to the public.

For more information about musical activities as well as some churches please go to “Links” further down on this website.

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     Newsletter

Editor: Andres Gunther, andres_gunter@yahoo.com

Our Summer 2014 newsletter has been published, and copies are available at request!

To read the newsletter you will need Acrobat Reader 8. A free version is available at http://www.adobe-reader.org/ - click on “free download”

NEWSLETTER ADVERTISING:
Minimum donations of $ 5.00 / month for business card size and $ 10 / month for double business card size. Gifts are welcome!
Please contact the editor for details.

PAST NEWSLETTERS from March 2008 on are available at request. Please contact the Editor for details.

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Membership

RENEWING MEMBERS, PLEASE NOTE:

AGO has a new system for membership renewals, called “ONCARD”. We gladly assist you with renewing your existing membership. After renewing please notify the treasurer and the membership registrar, as ONCARD doesn’t notify us if somebody renewed. Please do not attempt to renew using the link for new members posted below!

NEW MEMBERS WHO WANT TO JOIN:

We welcome everybody who loves the King of Instruments, its music, and any activity related to it. AGO membership is open to everyone who submits to our Code of Ethics.
We also need members who want to become active in and support the activities of our Chapter.
So, ***Please come out and be a part of Fort Lauderdale AGO!***

To join us as a FIRST TIME CHAPTER MEMBER please visit:

http://www.agohq.org/membership/join-as-a-chapter-member/

and follow the options on the webpage. Make sure you select our Chapter when joining. We get a notification from the System when somebody joins, but anyway we encourage to get in touch with us directly to make yourself known to us!

Our MEMBERSHIP FEES:
Regular Member: $ 97.00
Special Member: $ 72.00
Student: $ 37.00
Partner: $ 72.00
Dual: $ 38.00
Student, dual: $ 15.00
Chapter Friend: Minimum $ 25.00
Additional gifts are tax deductible and always welcome!

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Placement

SUBSTITUTES:
David Clyle Morse
Cellphone: 954-654-0852
email: DrIgor480S@aol.com
Funerals and Weddings that are not on Sundays.

John Mahannah
Phone: 954-563 1762
Email: jcm12276@bellsouth.net
Availability limited in accordance to primary job schedule – please contact in advance.

Steven O. Evans
Phone: 859 396 5308
Email: stevenoevans@gmail.com


Richard DeMone
Phone: 954 564 0148 Cell: 857 488 6188
Email: richarddemone@hotmail.com
Anytime except Thursday evening and Sunday Morning

Ralph Meluney
Phone: 954 587 3702
Email: ralphmeluney@aol.com
Available SEASONAL from Nov 01 to April 15
Protestant only

Peter Picerno
Phone: 954 893 7823
Email: pvpfl@yahoo.com

Organ and/or choir, available weekdays and weekends

Sarah Louise Philips
Phone: 954 733 6060 & 954 804 4982
email: musicom1@bellsouth.net
Catholic & Protestant Weddings, Funerals, and mid-week Services

Salie Harrison
Phone: 954 483 8610

Richard Bouchett
Phone: 917-455-4018
email: bouchettr@aol.com
Seasonally available from January 10 to February 28 – Organ, Piano, Choir conducting; all denominations.

Linda Reiling
Phone: 954 986 8705
email: saturn7292@hotmail.com

John Hohl
Home: 954 917-7466
Email: jehohl@aol.com
Preference for smaller to moderate music service(Protestant) including weddings and funerals.

 Alan G Cook

Phone: 561 496 2375 – Email: orgelspieler8421@comcast.net

All Protestant and Catholic services.

John F McDonnell

Phone: 954-547-1066  – Email: johnfmcdonnell@bellsouth.net

 

For more substitutes please visit the websites of Miami and Palm Beach AGO scroll to “LINKS” on this website.

DISCLAIMER:
To aid churches in finding substitute organists for services, the Fort Lauderdale Chapter of the AGO has compiled a list of organists available for various types of engagements. This list is provided as a service and is not intended as an endorsement of any organist by the Fort Lauderdale AGO.
The employer is responsible for determining that a substitute will adequately meet the needs of the church. To learn the proficiency of substitutes, feel free to ask them for references.

To be listed as a substitute you must be a Fort Lauderdale AGO member in good standing. Contact Andres Gunther andres_gunther@yahoo.com for details.

POSITION SOUGHT:

SALIE HARRISON, experienced Organist and Music Director seeks Position in the Southeast-Florida Tri-County area (Broward South / North Miami preferred)
Contact: 954 483 8610

AVAILABLE POSITIONS:

Information about available positions will be forwarded to AGO members only.
To become an AGO member please refer to “Membership” on this website or visit the National Website.

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

We are sorry, but at this moment we have no AGO Certification Program. But there are opportunities for Organ Studies at following Higher Education Institutes in our area:

Broward College (BC) (Formerly known as “Broward Community College”)
Susan Dodd 954 616 7099 Cell / sdodd@broward.edu

Florida International University (FIU)
Dr. Dan Hardin
954 438 5729 / hardin4438@yahoo.com

Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) www.PBA.edu
Dr. Patricia Holland, Adjunct Professor of Organ
561 803 2447 / Patricia_holland@pba.edu

More info available at the DIRECTORY of institutions of higher education who offer study programs in Organ, Sacred Music and Choral Conducting:
www.agohq.org/education/schools.html.

 

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Contact Us

Officers for 2014 – 2015:

Dean:
Dr. Peter Picerno, pvpfl@yahoo.com

Sub-Dean:
David Clyle Morse, drigor480s@aol.com

Secretary:
Barbara Johnson, bjohnsonbach@gmail.com

Treasurer:
Christopher B Kane, cbfortlaud@aol.com

Chaplain:
Rev David Jenkins, dpj5458@comcast.net

Membership Chair:
Sergio Puig, spuig@att.net

Registrar; Newsletter & Website Editor:
Rafael Andres Gunther, andres_gunther@yahoo.com

Class of 2015:
Peter Manfredi
Michael Bernard

Class of 2016:
Dr Alan Cook
Christopher Painter

Class of 2017: Jeffrey Spotts and Susan Dodd

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Links

Laura Ellis, Region IV councillor: lrellis@ufl.edu
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ONLINE RESOURCES FOR THE ORGANIST

1.- SCORES:Petrucci Music Library (by International Music Score Library Project)
http://imslp.org/wiki/Main_Page

Free downloadable Public Domain Scores. In the U.S., scores publishec before 1923 are Public Domain.Choral Public Domain
http://www2.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Main Page

An invaluable source for Choral Works (Choral literature only)Sibley Music Library (Eastman School of Music)
http://www.esm.rochester.edu/sibley/?page=request

Public Domain Scores for free of more specialized academic works. Limited requests only (please read information on page).

https://urresearch.rochester.edu/browseCollectionItems.action?collectionld=25

Search and download digitized scores for free.Sheet Music on the Web (by Sheet Music Consortium)
http://digital2.library.ucla.edu/sheetmusic/

This is a new project. It links to several important libraries worldwide and has thousands of scores for free download.The Mutopia Project
http://www.mutopiaproject.org/

Free Domain classical sheet-music for free download, including some that might be ‘hard to get’.Free Sheet Music Library
http://www.bh2000.net/score/

Older editions of classical composers. Features the complete Bach Cantatas.Classical Scores.com
http://www.classical-scores.com/free/organ-rwinsteng-43-3.html

Classical organ music (Bach, Handel, Pachelbel) for free downloadHarvard University free digital scores
http://vc.lib.harvard.edu/vc/deliver/home?_collection=scores

Free scores and libretti for download, but very little organ musicLanglais Scores
http://www.jeanlanglais.com/_Partitions.php?type=opo

List of scores of Jean Langlais’ works and link to sites where to get them. (Langlais’ works -as any works and publications after 1924- are not Public Domain, therefore not available for free). The page http://www.jeanlanglais.com contains more interesting information about this important 20th cty french organ composer.

MASTER LISTS OF ONLINE RESOURCES FOR THE MUSICIAN:
(For support: Directories of Resources Lists)

Worldwide Internet Music Resources List (from Indiana University)
http://library.music.indiana.edu/music_resources/

Finding Scores Online List (from Yale University)
http://guides.library.yale.edu/online_scores

Resources for Music Scholars List (from Harvard University)
http://hcl.harvard.edu/research/guides/biblio/onmusic/hclweb/page/1

(Especially Americana!)Sheet Music Colections Inline List (from University of Chicago Library)
http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/su/cja/sheetmusic.html

Sheet Music Collections Online List (from Duke University)
http://library.duke.edu?music/sheetmusic/collections.html

Internet Archive
http://www.archive.org/

Internet changes almost daily! Links not working anymore? Site down or moved? Domain not longer in use? Want to know what’s new?- These Master Lists keep the Resources List Directory updated in real time plus more useful information.

AUDIO RESOURCES:
(Recordings, especially early / historical recordings by U.S. artists)”National Jukebox” by Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/jukebox/

Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project
http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/

Free downloads or streaming onlineBelfer Cylinders Collection (from Syracuse University)
http://library.syr.edu/splash/cylinders/

Free downloads or streaming onlineNaxos Music Library
http://www.naxosmusiclibrary.com/home.asp?rurl=%2Fdefault%2Easp

Listening by subscription only; no downloads.04.- MISCELLANEOUS:Hymn Tune Index
http://hymntune.library.uiuc.edu/

An invaluable resource for the Hymnologist! A comprehensive census of English language hymns from 1535 – 1820 and their tunes.J.S. Bach Biography
http://www.baroquemusic.org/bqxjsbach.html

Silberman Organs
http://www.baroquemusic.org/silbeng.html

Pictures, history, location of 31 original instruments(The page http://www.baroquemusic.org contains many other interesting things for the baroque music lover!)

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INFO ABOUT MUSICAL ACTIVITIES, CHURCHES & OTHER CONTACTS IN THE SOUTH FLORIDA AREA:
www.organiste.net

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LOCAL CHURCHES (with significant organs and / or music programs):

First Presbyterian Church of Pompano Beach [The Pink Church]: http://www.pinkpres.org/

The Church by the Sea, Fort Lauderdale: http://www.thechurchbythesea.org/index.html

Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church: http://www.crpc.org/

First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale: http://www.firstpres.cc/

All Saints Episcopal Church, Fort Lauderdale: http://www.allsaintsfl.org/

St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church: http://www.stmartinchurch.org/index.html

First United Methodist Church of Fort Lauderdale: http://www.fumcftl.org/

Plantation United Methodist Church: http://www.pumc.net/templates/System/default.asp?id=29438

First Church United Methodist of Coral Springs: http://www.fumcocs.org/index.htm

Christ United Methodist Church: http://www.echristchurch.org/templates/System/default.asp?id=42525

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PIPE ORGAN BUILDERS:

Guzowski & Steppe Organbuilders
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Fax-Phone 954 491 6852
gsorgnbldr@bellsouth.net

OTHER SERVICES:

Dunne Music Company
www.dunnemusic.com ~ 1-888-94-ALLEN
FL representatives for ALLEN Organs

“PIPEDREAMS” from NPR
on NPR Classical South Florida, WKCP – FM 89.7
To listen online:
http://classicalsouthflorida.publicradio.org/
Electronic newsletter:
http://mail.publicradio.org/content/506927/forms/apm_signup.htm

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RECORDED MUSIC:

The complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach, recorded by James Kibbie on original baroque organs in Germany as FREE INTERNET DOWNLOADS:
www.blockmrecords.org/bach.

PUBLIC DOMAIN MUSIC SCORES FOR FREE DOWNLOAD:
http://imslp.org/wiki/Main_Page

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INFORMATION SOURCES REGARDING THE ORGAN:

AGO Boston Chapter Organ Library
Photocopies of Out of Print and Public Domain material are available for a moderate fee. Donations of organ related books, music and literature as well as financial support are encouraged.
http://www.organlibrary.org/

Electronic Resources for the Organ (by: Dr. W. Dan Hardin)
www.fiu.edu/~hardind/organ_resources.html

Pipe Organ information for children:
http://www.danmagic.org/

American Organ Institute (AOI) from the University of Oklahoma:
http://aoi.ou.edu/

General, Technical and biographical information about pipe organs, especially Theater and “Symphonic” organs:
www.savetheorgan.org

The Organ Historical Society Database: http://database.organsociety.org/

Organ database project in France: http://orgue.free.fr/

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ORGAN ASSOCIATIONS:

American Institute of Organbuilders (AIO): http://www.pipeorgan.org/

The associate Pipe Organ Builders of America (APOBA): http://www.apoba.com

Organ Historical Society (OHS): http://www.organsociety.org/

The Reed Organ Society (ROS): http://eccs.onu.edu/~estell/organs/ros.html

American Theater Organ Society (ATOS): http://www.atos.org/

Atlantic City Convetion Hall Organ Society http://www.acchos.org/
(Local contact: Charles Swisher, cswisher@comcast.net)

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ORGAN RELATED ONLINE FORUMS AND CHATLISTS:

Pipechat: http://www.pipechat.org/

Piporg-L: http://www.albany.edu/piporg-l/

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EDUCATION:

Please see links posted under “Certification” on this webpage.

We keep this List updated, so please check it out regularly!

AGO National website