Updated June 25 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:
WILLKOMMEN AUF DER FORT LAUDERDALE AGO WEBSEITE!
FUER DEUTSCHSPRACHIGE INFORMATION:
AGO FT LAUDERDALE CHAPTER EVENTS:
No meetings until September, 2014. We wish all our members and friends a wonderful summer!
For more information about musical activities as well as some churches please go to “Links” further down on this website.
Editor: Andres Gunther, email@example.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”
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.
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:
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!
David Clyle Morse
Funerals and Weddings that are not on Sundays.
Phone: 954-563 1762
Availability limited in accordance to primary job schedule – please contact in advance.
Steven O. Evans
Phone: 859 396 5308
Phone: 954 564 0148 Cell: 857 488 6188
Anytime except Thursday evening and Sunday Morning
Phone: 954 587 3702
Available SEASONAL from Nov 01 to April 15
Phone: 954 893 7823
Phone: 954 483 8610
Seasonally available from January 10 to February 28 – Organ, Piano, Choir conducting; all denominations.
Phone: 954 986 8705
Home: 954 917-7466
Preference for smaller to moderate music service(Protestant) including weddings and funerals.
Available May through October 2014 as interim or temporary substitute Choir Director and Organist
Phone: 239 437 4152 Home 239 398 4966 Cell
For more substitutes please visit the websites of Miami and Palm Beach AGO scroll to “LINKS” on this website.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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
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.
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 / email@example.com
Florida International University (FIU)
Dr. Dan Hardin
954 438 5729 / firstname.lastname@example.org
More info available at the DIRECTORY of institutions of higher education who offer study programs in Organ, Sacred Music and Choral Conducting:
Officers for 2014 – 2015:
Dr. Peter Picerno, email@example.com
David Clyle Morse, firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara Johnson, email@example.com
Christopher B Kane, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev David Jenkins, email@example.com
Sergio Puig, firstname.lastname@example.org
Registrar; Newsletter & Website Editor:
Rafael Andres Gunther, email@example.com
Class of 2015:
Class of 2016:
Dr Alan Cook
Class of 2017: Jeffrey Spotts and Susan Dodd
Laura Ellis, Region IV councillor: firstname.lastname@example.org
ONLINE RESOURCES FOR THE ORGANIST
1.- SCORES:Petrucci Music Library (by International Music Score Library Project)
Free downloadable Public Domain Scores. In the U.S., scores publishec before 1923 are Public Domain.Choral Public Domain
An invaluable source for Choral Works (Choral literature only)Sibley Music Library (Eastman School of Music)
Public Domain Scores for free of more specialized academic works. Limited requests only (please read information on page).
Search and download digitized scores for free.Sheet Music on the Web (by Sheet Music Consortium)
This is a new project. It links to several important libraries worldwide and has thousands of scores for free download.The Mutopia Project
Free Domain classical sheet-music for free download, including some that might be ‘hard to get’.Free Sheet Music Library
Older editions of classical composers. Features the complete Bach Cantatas.Classical Scores.com
Classical organ music (Bach, Handel, Pachelbel) for free downloadHarvard University free digital scores
Free scores and libretti for download, but very little organ musicLanglais Scores
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)
Finding Scores Online List (from Yale University)
Resources for Music Scholars List (from Harvard University)
(Especially Americana!)Sheet Music Colections Inline List (from University of Chicago Library)
Sheet Music Collections Online List (from Duke University)
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.
(Recordings, especially early / historical recordings by U.S. artists)”National Jukebox” by Library of Congress
Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project
Free downloads or streaming onlineBelfer Cylinders Collection (from Syracuse University)
Free downloads or streaming onlineNaxos Music Library
Listening by subscription only; no downloads.04.- MISCELLANEOUS:Hymn Tune Index
An invaluable resource for the Hymnologist! A comprehensive census of English language hymns from 1535 – 1820 and their tunes.J.S. Bach Biography
Pictures, history, location of 31 original instruments(The page http://www.baroquemusic.org contains many other interesting things for the baroque music lover!)
INFO ABOUT MUSICAL ACTIVITIES, CHURCHES & OTHER CONTACTS IN THE SOUTH FLORIDA AREA:
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
PIPE ORGAN BUILDERS:
Guzowski & Steppe Organbuilders
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Fax-Phone 954 491 6852
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:
The complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach, recorded by James Kibbie on original baroque organs in Germany as FREE INTERNET DOWNLOADS:
PUBLIC DOMAIN MUSIC SCORES FOR FREE DOWNLOAD:
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.
Electronic Resources for the Organ (by: Dr. W. Dan Hardin)
Pipe Organ information for children:
American Organ Institute (AOI) from the University of Oklahoma:
General, Technical and biographical information about pipe organs, especially Theater and “Symphonic” organs:
The Organ Historical Society Database: http://database.organsociety.org/
Organ database project in France: http://orgue.free.fr/
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/
ORGAN RELATED ONLINE FORUMS AND CHATLISTS:
Please see links posted under “Certification” on this webpage.
We keep this List updated, so please check it out regularly!