NJ Ocean County

Last updated: July 24, 2014 at 22:28 pm

MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN

Thank you, all, for attending the picnic last night June 24th, and especially Bernice for being our hostess.
The following members were present: Bill Shoppell, Barbara D’ippolito, Polly Moore, Chris Urban, Ruth and Jim Diaz, Ernest and Barbara Hamilton, Ron Howell, Dee Lepley, Jack Milkovitz,  Bernice and myself.
We paid dues, a few people still owe. Please help Barbara D. out by paying promptly.
We discussed possible new members. Barbara D. is waiting for their chapter dues…..Keep reaching out and talk to someone else…Follow up (without seeming pushy), hah.
We discussed Vivaldi- and hope to be able to borrow from our own libraries, or libraries of colleagues, for choristers without copies. Bernice says we can also rent what we need from Young’s, if that is necessary.
The food was delicious. Thank you for your contributions.
A music run-through followed.
Star Carol- Rutter
E’en So Lord Quickly Come- Manz
Vivaldi Gloria and Cum Sancto Spritu- Bill Shoppell directing   Sara and strings
Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace -McDonald    Dee directing, Bernice playing; possibly with strings
How Marvelous!  Chris Urban directing, Peg playing
O Clap Your Hands- R. V. Williams  Ernie or Polly, Bernice on organ
Lift Thine Eyes-Mendelsohn SSA
I am a Sinner Man(sorry, unsure of title), Jack directing, Barbara D. playing
Ave Verum with strings- Ron directing, Sara playing

Other additions possible:
String quartet selection with organ
George Markey on organ
Praise My Soul, the King of Heaven- congregational hymn
Karin/Josh Melson -

Let me know of corrections. Sara

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CHAPTER MEETINGS

AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS  MEETING JUNE 4, 2014

This meeting was held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Beachwood, NJ.  Those present were:” Barbara Dippolito, Treasurer; Karin Gargone; Sara Hoey, Dean; Bernice Kephart; Dee Lepley; Jack Markey; Polly Moore; Barbara Taranto, Christine Urban.

Karin Gargone presented an invitation to participate in an Advocacy Project at Ocean County College. The possibility of a pipe organ as a gift to the college offers the opportunity for young musicians as well as established musicians the venue for community performance at our local college. Discussion followed.

The college is offering an Associate Arts degree in the Performing Arts.  This is a two-year degree in music and/or dance and/or theater.  Please find more information on the AGO Web Site.

To help attract / welcome new members, a discussion was held regarding the possibility of offering new Ocean County Chapter AGO members a 15% or 20% discount on chapter membership dues for their first year.  For example, a 20% discount means that a “regular” new member pays $64 instead of $80.  The chapter would pay the difference of $16 (the 20% discount).  All Ocean County Chapter members could be invited to support this initiative by voluntarily contributing to a “New Member Discount Fund”.  More discussion of this idea and possibly a vote will take place at the meeting / picnic on June 24.

The picnic date is changed to Tuesday June 24 at Bernice’s home in Bayville. Please RSVP.  Bernice may be contacted through her email which is on the web site.

Additional anthem selections were discussed and were added to our “possible” list. They are:

STAR CAROL by John Rutter  SATB  X233  Oxford Carols  Oxford University Press

For a congregational piece, PRAISE MY SOUL THE KING OF HEAVEN from the Episcopal Hymnal.

LIFT THINE EYES   SSA from Mendelssohn’s Elijah.

Our list of possible selections for the 2015 Festival includes the following.

IN DAT GREAT GITTIN’UP MORNIN’

GLORIA  – from Vivaldi’s Gloria

CUM SANCTO SPIRITU – from Vivaldi’s Gloria

MAKE ME AN INSTRUMENT OF THY PEACE

HOW MARVELOUS, HOW WONDERFUL

O CLAP YOUR HANDS

I’M A SINNER MAN

E’EN SO LORD JESUS, QUICKLY COME

STAR CAROL

LIFT THINE EYES

PRAISE MY SOUL THE KING OF HEAVEN – congregational hymn

Decisions as to selection, director, accompanist,  additional instrumental musicians etc.,  will be finalized at the June 24 picnic.

Respectfully submitted

Barbara Taranto, Secretary pro tem

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SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

ORGAN CRAWL  JULY 9, 2014

As reported from Barbara Hamilton, an interested party in pipe organs, the organ crawl was great! On Wednesday, July 9th, Ernie Hamilton and Ron Howell, together with Barbara, visited George Markey at his South Amboy Presby Church, and spent 75 minutes listening to and playing the small rank Austin. George played many samples of organ literature, demonstrating deftly what can be done on a smaller instrument.

Included in the crawl was a visit to the R.C. church 100 feet away. Here, organist Chris Diebert showed off his organ, and played an improvisation on Slane. There ensued much discussion on organs and on the history of work that was done on this Justine console.

What a wonderful day. And thank you to our member, George Markey, and organist friend, Chris Diebert, for making this visit so worthwhile!

Sara Hoey

 

ORGANISTS CONCERT

October 12th  3:00 PM Organ Spectacular – Community Reformed Church

whiting, NJ

 

36TH ANNUAL CHOIR FESTIVAL

Choral and Organ Festival Sunday, January 25, 2015 4:00 PM

Christ Episcopal Church, Toms River

 

FESTIVAL REHEARSALS:

September 19, Friday 7:00 PM   Read Through – First Church of the Nazarene

October 17, Friday 7:00 PM  Sectional rehearsal – St. Paul Lutheran, Beachwood

November 7, Friday Full rehearsal – First Church of the Nazarene, Toms River

January 10, Saturday 9:30 AM – Christ Episcopal Church, Toms River

January 17, Saturday 9:30 AM – Christ Episcopal Church, Toms River

January 23,  Friday 7:00 PM – Christ Episcopal Church, Toms River

 

FESTIVAL SUNDAY January 25, 2015 4:00 PM – Call time 2:00

Christ Episcopal Church, Toms River

 

COME -  SING – ACCOMPANY – DIRECT – LISTEN

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LOCAL EVENTS

Ocean County College (Toms River): Organ Instruction

OCC offers Applied Music instruction – individual instruction for all instruments and voice types.  Dr. Josh Melson is the organ instructor, and OCC organ lessons are taught from the Presbyterian Church of Toms River (1070 Hooper Avenue).  This may be of interest to beginner organists (including pianists who would like to learn the organ), or organists who would like to strengthen technique, musicality, refine service playing, or work toward AGO certification.  The student registers for MUSC-120 (Applied Music), and receives fifteen 30-minute lessons per semester (one 30-minute lesson per week).  Semesters run from September through December, and from end of January through mid-May.  For an Ocean County resident, the current cost of one OCC Applied Music organ lesson is less than $20 (not including some incidental application and student fees).  Lesson times are scheduled individually and conveniently between instructor and student.  For more information please contact Karin Gargone (kgargone@ocean.edu or 732-255-0400 X2109), or Josh Melson (jmelson@ocean.edu or 732-349-1331).

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Ocean County College (Toms River): Associate of Arts Degree in the Performing Arts
This is a two-year degree in music and/or dance and/or theater.  Students of this degree may take a combination of courses in all three areas, or focus on the area(s) of their own personal interest.  Of interest to musicians would be the opportunity to obtain a two-year Performing Arts degree with a focus on music courses (music theory, ear training, history, applied music, etc.).  For more information, please contact Karin Gargone (kgargone@ocean.edu or 732-255-400 X2109).

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SCHOLARSHIP

HAZEL BLAKELOCK ORGAN SCHOLARSHIP

Application for the Hazel Blakelock ScholarshipUp to $2,000 each year will be awarded through the Ocean County Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and First United Methodist Church of Toms River, NJ. This scholarship will be given to a junior or senior in college or a graduate student who is pursuing a music degree with an organ concentration.To qualify for this scholarship, you will need to appear for an interview. You will also need to play two organ compositions of your choice in contrasting styles, for example, a work from the Baroque era and a work from the twentieth or twenty-first century.The deadline is April 1st for submitting the completed application with the requested documents attached. Please send them to Dean Sara Hoey, 803 Hastings Lane, Point Pleasant, NJ 08742.

Thank you for your interest and best wishes for success in your studies.

1. Please give your contact information here.

Name
Home Address
Email Address
Phone Number (include cell number if applicable)

2. On a separate sheet of paper, describe your post-high school education (include year, name and address of each school, and music courses completed). Attach a transcript for each school attended.

3. On a separate sheet of paper, describe your experience in sacred music (include year, name and address of each church or other organization, your title, and your responsibilities).

4. List the contact information (name, address, email, and phone number) for three references.

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MEMBERSHIP

MEMBERSHIP LIST AS OF SEPTEMBER 2013
Peggy Bendel —-pbendel[@]verizon.net
Timothy Brendler —-seashoretim[@]hotmail.com
Louis Castano —-luigi2319[@]aol.com
Barbara D’Ippolito —-bobandbarb1985[@]verizon.net
Ruth Ann Diaz —-jrchimo[@]aol.com
Karin Gargone —-kgargone[@]ocean.edu
Thomas E. Halpin —thalpin{@}stjosephtomsriver.org
Ernest F. Hamilton Jr. —-efhamiltonjr[@]aol.com
Harold Hawkes —-hhawkes141[@]comcast.net
Sara Hoey —-saritavepoint[@]comcast.net
Ron W. Howell —-no email address
Bernice Kephart —-bkzipo22[@]aol.com
Dee Lepley —-billdee3[@]comcast.net
George Markey —-gemtype[@]aol.com
Josh Melson —-joshm[@]pctr.org
Jack(Ernest)Milkovitz —-jmilkovitz[@]comcast.net
Polly L. Moore —-pollylmoore[@]verizon.net
Jan Niemann —-musicaljan1[@]aol.com
Phyllis Scardena —-scar345[@]comcast.net
William Shoppell —-billpat2[@]optonline.net
Barbara Taranto —-MOMDADTR[@]AOL.COM
John Thorn —-organman59[@]aol.com
Christine Urban —-music201[@]verizon.net
Barbara Wheeler –barbara.wheeler[@]louisville.edu
Sara Wittekind —-swittekind10[@]verizon.net

AVILABLE FOR SUBSTITUTE WORK:
Please contact these members directly via
the email addresses listed
Peggy Bendel – Organist – Monday-Thursday, Saturday
Louis Castano – Vocal soloist – Sept-May
Ruth Ann Diaz – Organist
Karin Gargone – Organist – Saturdays only
Polly Moore – Vocal Soloist, weddings and funerals
Bernice Kephart – Organist – weddings and funerals
Barbara Taranto – Organist/Choir director
Christine Urban – Organist and vocalist any time

Since Ocean County is one of the fastest growing counties in NJ, we know that there are many musicians who are moving into our communities. If you are an organist, conductor, pianist, singer or music minister, we invite you to join our chapter and participate in the planned activities of O.C. AGO.
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To add infomation to our web site, contact Barbara Taranto MOMDADTR@AOL.COM

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Placement

MUSIC DIRECTOR/ORGANIST POSITION

Embury United Methodist Church located in Little Silver, NJ, seeks a music director/ organist.  The church has a two-manual Moeller organ and an Essex grand piano.  There are some talented singers and instrumentalists among the congregation.

Responsibilities:

Average12hrs/week commitment that would include but not limited to Sunday morning prep and worship currently at 10am and Thursday evening prep and choir rehearsal.

 Play for additional services during Lent, Advent, and Thanksgiving Day.

 Direct adult choir and handbell choir with Thursday evening rehearsals.

 Assist pastor in selecting music for services.

Benefits:

Four weeks paid vacation per year. Additional income from weddings and funerals

Competitive Salary

Starting Date:   September 1, 2014 or earlier

To Apply: Please send resume to emburyumc@aol.com by July 31, 2014

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Contact Us

DEAN – Sara Hoey, saritavepoint[@]comcast.net
SUB DEAN – Bernice Kephart, bkzipo22[@]aol.com
SECRETARY -
TREASURER – Barbara D’Ippolito,bobandbarb1985[@]verizon.net
MEMBERS AT LARGE:
’12 Ernest Hamilton efhamiltonjr[@]aol.com
’10 Jack Milkovitz Jmilkovitz[@]comcast.net
’11 Christine Urban music201[@]verizon.net
FESTIVAL COORDINATORS – Barbara Taranto, Sara Hoey
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Links


www.giamusic.com

www.jwpepper.com
www.ocp.org
www.wlpmusic.com
www.npm.org
www.cpdl.org (Choral Public Domain Library)
www.njchambersingers.org
AGO National website