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Saturday, September 24, 2022, 3:30 pm and 8 pm

Scott Dettra plays the complete organ works of César Franck

Princeton University Chapel

Admission free

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!



Central NJ AGO Newsletter Fall 2022



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,

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

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



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



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