Upcoming Events

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 3 pm

Members’ Recital and Hymn Festival
Pennington United Methodist Church
60 S Main St
Pennington, NJ 08534

Pennington UMC hosts our recital in celebration of its 250th Anniversary. This hymn festival will center on the 1989 UNITED METHODIST HYMNAL to feature organ settings of hymns, organ literature by hymnal composers, and congregational hymns. The church has a 3 manual digital Allen Renaissance organ and a Yamaha C7 Conservatory grand piano in excellent condition. Reception follows.

Sunday June 2, 2024 2pm

Annual Picnic
Home of Michael Diorio in Pennington.

Bring your swimsuit! Details later!




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Central NJ AGO Newsletter Fall 2023

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If you are an organist new to the central New Jersey area and are interested in becoming a member of the chapter, please click on the following link to be redirected to the membership area of the National AGO website:  AGO Membership Info

If you are not an organist, but would like to be affiliated only with our chapter, please join as a Chapter Friend. Chapter Friends support the local chapter, receive our chapter newsletters, and participate in chapter events. As a Chapter Friend, you do not have national voting privileges, membership benefits, or a TAO subscription. Please email Joe Coulter and he will be glad to forward you membership information.


Organist Substitutes and Job Placement

Below is a list of current members who are available as substitute organists. Please contact them directly if you are in need of a substitute organist. Should you need further assistance, please contact Eric Plutz, Professional Development Officer,

These organists are available Monday through Sunday:

Beverly Scheibert, or (617) 866-7553 (leave a message)

Thomas Borkowski,  or (908) 451-4456

Steven Russell, or (732) 939-1909

Edgar Newton, or (267) 261-8919

These organists are available Monday through Saturday:

Michael Diorio, DMA or (609) 947-5112

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



Current chapter members with AGO certification:

Ronald Hemmel, FAGO
Beverly Jerold Scheibert, AAGO
Dennis Dell, CAGO
Kathleen Connolly, CAGO
Joyce Irwin, CAGO
Noel Werner, CAGO
Mary Giordmaine, SPC
Alice Lee, SPC



Contact Us

Katie Connolly, Dean – Email

Steven Russell, Sub-Dean – Email

Mina Choi, Secretary – Email

Joseph Coulter, Treasurer – Email

Eric Plutz, Registrar (Placement) – Email

Greg Smith, Chaplain – Email

Mark Williams, Archivist – Email

Mina Choi, Public Relations – Email

Joyce Irwin, Newsletter Editor – Email

Colton Martin, Hospitality – Email

Mark Williams, Webmaster – Email



Central New Jersey Chapter on Facebook,

Central NJ AGO Youtube channel

Patrick Murphy & Associates –

Zarex Corporation –

Longwood Gardens –

Peragallo Organs –

Friends of the Wanamaker Organ –

Ocean Grove Summer Music schedule

Free internet downloads of complete organ works of J.S. Bach

Eric Plutz website:

Central Jersey Choral Society

AGO National website