Message from the Dean
Our chapter has 72 members, including many young organists through the national AGO’s initiative. Through prudent management and partnerships with other organizations, our finances remain strong, enabling our Planning Subcommittee to work with creativity and imagination in past and future program years. We are blessed to have a robust and collegial chapter with a hard-working Board.
If you are not yet a member of our Chapter and would like to join us, we would love to have you! Please see membership information below or join us at www.agohq.org.
I hope to see you at upcoming events and meanwhile wish you health and refreshment in this busy season.
Kathleen (Katie) Connolly, Dean
Central NJ AGO Newsletter Fall 2022
Central NJ AGO Newsletter Winter 2023
If you are an organist new to the central New Jersey area and are interested in becoming a member of the chapter, please email Joe Coulter and he will be glad to forward you membership information.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
These organists are available Monday through Sunday:
Beverly Scheibert, email@example.com or (617) 866-7553 (leave a message)
Thomas Borkowski, firstname.lastname@example.org or (908) 451-4456
Steven Russell, email@example.com or (732) 939-1909
Michael Diorio, DMA Michael.Diorio@aya.yale.edu 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
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, https://www.facebook.com/groups/682732508480221
Central NJ AGO Youtube channel
Patrick Murphy & Associates – http://www.PJMorgans.com
Zarex Corporation – http://www.zarex.com
Longwood Gardens – http://www.longwoodgardens.org
Peragallo Organs – http://www.peragallo.com
Friends of the Wanamaker Organ – http://www.wanamakerorgan.com
Ocean Grove Summer Music schedule
Free internet downloads of complete organ works of J.S. Bach http://www.blockmrecords.org/bach
Eric Plutz website:
Daryl Robinson website:
Central Jersey Choral Society