Tidewater Chapter

Last updated: June 17, 2015 at 12:57 pm

Message from the Dean 

The Norfolk Chapter of the American Guild of Organists was organized in 1954 by Dr. Charles Vogan, Professor of Organ and Musicology at Old Dominion University. Dr. Vogan served as the first chapter Dean and was active until his death in 1986. Due to increasing membership from other cities, the name was changed to the Tidewater Chapter, effective 1982, and includes members from Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, and Elizabeth City, North Carolina. A major chapter project is The Organ Swell, a 3 week series of recitals for organ and instruments held annually in the spring, in conjunction with the Virginia Arts Festival. The chapter welcomes all with an interest in the organ!

The Tidewater Chapter proudly celebrated its 50th Anniversary Year in 2004-2005. A year of special events culminated with the hosting of a Pipe Organ Encounter for Teenagers in July, 2005.Tidewater Chapter hosted the Region III Convention in July, 2009!
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Local Events

Please go to our new website at http://www.tidewaterago.org/

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Newsletter

 

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Membership

 

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Placement

TIDEWATER MEMBERS AVAILABLE FOR SUBSTITUTING

Ginny Chilton will be moving to Newport News in July and will be available for substituting.  Ginny.Chilton@gmail.com

Stephen C Leist Work:455-2131 Cell:859-338-9361
sleist@vwc.edu

Ruth MacKay: 757.464.1542
Andrew Maurice: 757.539.9254

Rose Nelson: 757.548.5510 rosenelson@cox.net
Peggy Kelley Reinburg: 757.625.5888
Dr. Lawrence Smith: 757.481.0928

Joyce Whitaker: 757.340.2557
R. Thomas Griffin: 757.365.9595
E. Rodney Trueblood: rtrueblood@roadrunner.com 252.338.8256
Ian Howard: Ian.Howard27@yahoo.com,757.410.9877

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

 

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Contact Us

Dean – Martin Sunderland, landersun2@aol.com
Subdean – Rob Keene, music@trinitynn.org
Registrar/Treasurer – William Hamner, Jr., bhamnerjr@hamnerdevco.com
Secretary – Pat Spoettle, paws-va@peoplepc.com

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Links

Tidewater Chapter on Facebook: http://www.tidewaterago.org/

Tidewater Chapter new Web page: http://www.tidewaterago.org/

Virginia Wesleyan College Center for Sacred Music: http://www.vwc.edu/csm
Symphonicity: http://www.symphonicity.org
Virginia Arts Festival – http://www.vafest.com
Virginia Symphony – http://www.virginiasymphony.org
Virginia Opera – http://www.vaoopera.org
Virginia Chorale – http://www.vachorale.org
Schola Cantorum – http://www.schola-cantorum.org
WHRO: http://www.whro.org
Pipedreams – http://www.pipedreams.mpr.org
Organ Historical Society – http://www.organsociety.org
John Dixon – http://www.JohnSDixon.com
University Music House (organ music supplier) – http://www.universitymusichouse.com
Virginia Art Song Society – http://www.artsongsociety.org
Virginia Handbell Consort: www.virginiahandbellconsort.com
Virginia Choral Society: www.vachoralsociety.org
Musical-Arts.net (http://www.musical-arts.net)

AGO National website