Central New Jersey


Last updated: June 15, 2017 at 6:48 am

Message from the Dean 

Dear Colleagues,

Our annual picnic and business meeting was enjoyable and well attended. Our thanks to Mary and Joe Giordmaine for graciously hosting us at their home. We reviewed the events and programs held during the past year. We also needed to find replacements for two board positions. Julian Tay (hospitality) is moving to Singapore and Layton Graves (public relations) graduated from Westminster Choir College and is entering the U.S. Air Force. David Loerke volunteered to take the hospitality position and Justin Hartz offered to take the public relations position. We extend our thanks and best wishes to Julian and Layton for their work and involvement with the Chapter. And we thank David and Justin for their willingness to serve the Chapter in their new roles.
We have lined out programs for next year and will be sharing these soon.
Thank you all for an exciting program year. I hope you have an enjoyable and relaxing summer.
Eric Plutz


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We are gathering information to go into our Fall newsletter. Please send any news items, write ups, or other items of interest to Joyce Irwin. We will be publishing the newsletter in September.



If you are an organist new to the central New Jersey area and are interested in becoming a member of the chapter, please email Jay Smith  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 Jay Smith and he will be glad to forward you membership information.




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
Lois Sortor, SPC

If you are interested in working towards AGO certification, please let Justin Hartz know. He will be glad to provide information and details on the certificate you wish to pursue.


Contact Us

Eric Plutz, Dean – eplutz@princeton.edu

Ben Cahill, Sub-Dean – bmcahill@alum.rpi.edu

Mary Giordmaine, Secretary – giordmaine@att.net

Jay Smith, Treasurer – realtorjjay@gmail.com

Cecile Wang, Registrar (Placement) – cecilewang@aol.com

Justin Hartz, Professional Development – justinhartz@aol.com

Greg Smith, Chaplain – GregRussellSmith@hotmail.com

Mark Williams, Archivist – njglassman@gmail.com

Justin Hartz, Public Relations – justinhartz@aol.com

Joyce Irwin, Newsletter Editor – joymusic44@yahoo.com

David Loerke, Hospitality – loerke.david@gmail.com

Bill Garrett, Webmaster – billg_o2k@hotmail.com



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

AGO National website