Central New Jersey

Last updated: June 18, 2018 at 7:44 am

Message from the Dean 

Dear Colleagues,

Our last chapter function of the year is the annual picnic and business meeting where we’ll announce the results of the election, review the events of the past year, discuss the programs the for coming year. This will take place on Sunday, June 24, 5 p.m., at the home of Cecile Wang. Please take a moment to RSVP to Cecile letting her know you will attend.
Eric Plutz


Local Events

June 24, 4:00 p.m.
Trinity Episcopal Church (6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, PA 18963)
An Organ Concert for the Young, and Young-at-Heart
Charles Sunquist, organist
An organ concert presenting “Animals in Music.” Saint-Säens Carnival of  the Animals, Farrington Animal Parade, Rimsky Kosakov Flight of the Bumblebee, Weaver The Squirrel, and Daquin The Cuckoo.
Tickets: $15 for adults, $5 for ages 18 and under
Information: Timothy Harrell, (215) 297-5135

June 24, 5:00 p.m. CHAPTER EVENT
Home of Steve and Cecile Wang
Annual Meeting and Picnic





We have sent out our Spring newsletter. Thanks to all who contributed items.

The Longwood Organ Academy is July 23-28, 2018 at Longwood Gardens. Application deadline is March 5, 2018. Designed as a summer intensive for college students pursuing a degree in organ performance, the Longwood Organ Academy provides students with the opportunity to study organ transcriptions on one of the world’s largest symphonic organs. For more information and to apply: http://longwoodgardens.org/organ-academy



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

Greg Smith, Chaplain – GregRussellSmith@hotmail.com

Mark Williams, Archivist – njglassman@gmail.com

vacant, Public Relations

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