Southeastern Pa Chapter

Last updated: February 5, 2014 at 0:15 am

Message from the Dean 

Hello and Welcome!

Welcome to our Southeastern PA website as we celebrate our 53rd year as an AGO Chapter. We invite you to take advantage of the variety of vibrant programs, events, and resources we offer that inspire and support organists, choral directors and organ enthusiasts. These include educational presentations, performances, workshops, and our newsletter, Vox Humana. One of our valued benefits is the friendship we derive from our colleagues by being a smaller chapter.

If you are currently looking for a national professional association in the organ and choral fields, we look forward to hearing from you. All are most welcome to attend one of our upcoming meetings and to consider joining our chapter. Not only are our meetings informative, they’re also a lot of fun.

Membership information may be found below.

For more information, please contact our Chapter Dean, Nancy Brown (610-358-3112)


Local Events


Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 6:30 pm
Christ Church Ridley Park
Pot Luck Dinner; Glenn Rodgers, Regional Councillor

Saturday, October 19, 2013 7:30 pm
Overbrook Presbyterian Church
Dennis Elwell  -  “Conducting from the Console”

Monday, November 18, 2013 6:30-9:30 pm
Cathedral/Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul
Choral Clinic with Philip Stopford

December No meeting

Saturday, January 18, 2014 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church
January Jumpstart

Saturday, February 15, 2014  7:00 pm
Media Presbyterian Church
Desserts & Videos

Sunday, March 16, 2014   3:00 pm
St Andrew Church , Drexel Hill
Members Recital  –  “Organ Potpourri”

Sunday, April 27, 2014 4:00 pm
Swarthmore United Methodist Church
Ruth van Baak Griffoen – “The Instruments Your Organ’s Stops Were Named For”

Sunday, May 18, 2014  5:30 pm
Home of John Kampmeyer
Annual Meeting and Picnic

Concert/Event listings may also be found in our monthly newsletter, “Vox Humana”.






Organists, choir directors, directors of music, and all those who love organ and choral music, regardless of denominational affiliation or musical ability, are most welcome to become a member of our chapter.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter was originally chartered as the Chester Chapter 1961. The name was changed in 1967, because many of the Chapter’s members lived and worked in the surrounding communities, and it was felt that the new name would be more inclusive.

Since its origin, the SEPA Chapter has presented lectures, recitals, and workshops at monthly meetings. These programs teach, encourage, and support the church musicians and provide opportunities to develop friendships with fellow musicians.

The Chapter also prints a monthly newsletter, “Vox Humana”, which keeps members informed of Chapter news and events, contains useful articles, and lists local job opportunities.

For more information, please contact:

Gerald F. Troy, Treasurer and Registrar
3750 Woodland Ave.
Drexel Hill, PA 19026

Further information about AGO membership may be found at:



SUBSTITUTE LIST (listed in alphabetical order)
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter members listed below are available for substituting.
This list is not intended as an endorsement of those musicians by the Chapter.

Ken Delmar 610-565-5796 Weekdays

Chris Dome 610-444-9675 Sundays Nov-Apr

Ruth D. Fisher 610-891-1269 Weekdays, Sundays

Bill Gatens 610-876-5617 Weekdays

Lisa Guglielmo 610-906-7740 Some weekdays, Sundays

Loretta Hartnett 610-352-5441 Weekdays

David C. Little 215-953-0352 Weekdays

Stanley Orr 610-690-0999 Sundays

Clyde S. Shive, Jr 610-622-0869 Weekdays, Sundays

Tom Sullivan 302-792-0315 Weekdays

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


The American Guild of Organists (AGO) 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.Taking an AGO exam is not only a way for you to become a better musician, but it can also be a way to advertise the work of the AGO and broaden our visibility.Contact National for complete information, forms, fees, copies of previous exams, and free Hymn Booklet:

Phone: 212-870-2310
Fax: 212-870-2163

AGO National Headquarters
475 Riverside Drive Suite 1260
New York, NY 10115<

Contact Us

Dean: Nancy F. Brown (610-358-3112)
Sub-Dean: Michael Trinder (610-659-4861)
Secretary: Rosemary Harkins (610-626-0836)
Treasurer/Registrar: Gerald F. Troy (610-626-5486)
Placement: Nancy F. Brown (610-358-3112) ncfbrown@me.comExecutive Committee:
Carol Angus
Loretta Hartnett

Art Kalemkarian
Brad Winters

John E. Kampmeyer, Jr
Mary Marissen

“Vox Humana” Newsletter
Editor: Laurie Mueller
Printing: John E. Kampmeyer, Jr
Circulation: William J. Gatens

Website Submissions: Donald Brown:




Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists -
Pipe Dreams radio broadcasts -
American Theatre Organ Society -
Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America (APOBA) -
Patrick J. Murphy & Associates -
Elsener Organ Works, Inc. -
Muller Pipe Organs -
Stuart Pipe Organs -
Colin Walsh Pipe Organs - - a resource for organists and organ committee members who are considering the purchase of a new pipe organ or having their existing pipe organ rebuilt. A service of Peterson Electro-Musical Products, Inc.

AGO National website