Message from the Dean
I am honored to be our chapter’s new Dean!
The 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.
I hope to see you at upcoming fall events and meanwhile wish you a healthy and refreshing summer.
Kathleen (Katie) Connolly, Dean
Saturday, September 24, 2022, 3:30 pm and 8 pm
Scott Dettra plays the complete organ works of César Franck
Princeton University Chapel
In celebration of Franck’s bicentennial in 2022, American concert organist Scott Dettra will play Franck’s 12 major organ works from memory in two different 75-minute recitals on the same day.
Co-sponsored by The Office of Religious Life at Princeton University and Central New Jersey Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
Our chapter will hold a members’ dinner between the two recitals. Save the date!
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:
Joyce Irwin, email@example.com
Beverly Scheibert, firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 866-7553 (leave a message)
Thomas Borkowski, email@example.com or (908) 451-4456
Steven Russell, firstname.lastname@example.org or (732) 939-1909
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
Kathleen Connolly, CAGO
Joyce Irwin, CAGO
Noel Werner, CAGO
John Milas, AAGO, ChM
Beverly Jerold Scheibert, AAGO
Mary Giordmaine, SPC
James Litton, 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
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