Cumberland Valley Chapter

[last updated 2/7/17]

Message from the Dean 

Welcome to the Cumberland Valley Chapter website. We are happy to welcome new people at any time. Our membership covers a wide geographic area including a portion of Central Maryland, Western Maryland, and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.We have meetings, workshops, master classes, and concerts that will interest people involved in church music. The purpose of the American Guild of Organists is to promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles, to encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music, and to provide a forum for mutual support, inspiration, education, and certification of Guild members.

David Loy
600 Knightsbridge Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Cell: 301.991.3354
wloy313221@aol.com

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Chapter Program Schedule 2016-17

Monday September 19 – 6 PM
Potluck Dinner and meeting
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
Williamsport, MD
Host: Kathy McKinley

Friday October 21 – 7:30 PM
Halloween Spooktacular
Combined with the Chambersburg Chapter
Mercersburg Academy
Mercersburg, PA
Host: Jim Brinson

Monday November 7 – 7 PM
Demonstration Recital by Ken Brown
Showcasing the newly-installed Rodgers organ
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
Boonsboro, MD

Sunday December 11 – 4 PM
Annual AGO Christmas Concert
Zion Lutheran Church
Williamsport, MD
Host: David Loy

Monday February 27 – 7 PM
Clergy/Musician Dinner
Christ Reformed UCC
Hagerstown, MD

Sunday March 19 – 4 PM
Bach Festival
Trinity Lutheran Church
Hagerstown, MD
Host: Greg Shook

Monday April 24 – 7 PM
Words and Notes – Resource Sharing
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
Shepherdstown, WV

Saturday May 20 – 6 PM
AGO End-of-Year Banquet
Combined with Chambersburg Chapter
Greencastle Presbyterian Church

Saturday June 3 –
Organ masterclass
with Nathan Laube
Grace United Methodist Church
Hagerstown, MD

 

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Recitals and Musical Events in the Region

 

Saturday February 11 – 8 PM
Sunday February 12 – 3 PM

Romantic Rachmaninoff
Maryland Symphony Orchestra
Maryland Theatre
Hagerstown, MD
www.marylandsymphony.org
Friday February 17 – 8 PM
Shepherd Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble
Frank Center Theater
Shepherd University
Shepherdstown, WV
Saturday February 18 – 4 PM
Jazz Festival Concert
Frank Center Theater
Shepherd University
Shepherdstown, WV
Thursday February 23 – 8 PM
Salon Series-Neoclassicism from the Americas to the British Isles
W.H. Shipley Recital Hall
Frank Center
Shepherd University
Shepherdstown, WV
Sunday February 26 – 4 PM
St. James Choir Concert
St. John’s Episcopal Church
Hagerstown, MD
Monday February 27 – 7 PM
AGO Event – Clergy/Musician Dinner
Christ Reformed UCC
Hagerstown, MD
Thursday March 2 – 8 PM
Salon Series – feat. pianist Jeremy Koch and Yu-Hsuan Liao
W.H. Shipley Recital Hall
Frank Center
Shepherd University
Shepherdstown, WV
Friday March 3 – 8 PM
Scholarship Benefit Concert
Frank Center Theater
Shepherd University
Shepherdstown, WV
Tuesday March 14 – 12 PM
Simply Music: A Midday Concert Alle Breve
Dr. Elizabeth Krouse, organist
works by Bach, Krouse, Vierne
Trinity United Methodist Church
Frederick, MD
To add your event, please contact Stephen Pastena by email:
stephenpastena@yahoo.com

 

 

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Newsletter

Our newsletter is “The Chimney Flute”.
Contact information for the Co-Editors:

Cheryl Wilson
240-675-0142
cwilson@kaneisable.com

Mark King
301.733.2560, ext. 108
mking.stjohns@myactv.net

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Membership

For information regarding joining our chapter, please contact Monica Bowen, Membership Coordinator to receive a Membership Brochure and application. Email: monicabowen@juno.com or call 304.263.6026

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Placement

Employers and job seekers are invited to post and search listings of available positions on the Guild’s National Website

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Substitute List

Peggy Lacey Craig – Available for weddings, funerals, Sunday worship and service playing. home: 304-754-3393, PLCraig3@comcast.net

Elizabeth Krouse – Available for evening services or during the week, also for weddings or funerals. home: 240-204-8314, veteranorganist@myactv.net

Judith Miller – Available for weddings, funerals, Sunday worship and service playing. 301-223-4211, organist@myactv.net

Rick Morrison – Available for weddings, funerals, Sunday worship and service playing. 304-876-6460

Nae H. Pearson – Available for weddings, funerals, Sunday worship and service playing. cell: 703-629-0153, Holymusic@aol.com

David Smith – Available for funerals and weekday or evening services. 301-992-3000, azazeldls@usa.net

Nathan Strite – Available for weddings and funerals. cell: 301-491-2868, nastrite@gmail.com

Jerrold Tidwell – Available for weddings, funerals, and weekday or evening services. cell: 609-992-5158, jerrold.tidwell@gmail.com

Judith Brown – Available for Sunday worship, Temple services, weddings, and funerals. 301-724-1407, brojuda49@verizon.net

*If you would like your name added/removed from this list, please email stephenpastena@yahoo.com.

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Certification

The American Guild of Organists is committed to:
– improve the proficiency of organists and conductors,
– evaluate by examination attainments in organ playing,
– choral and instrumental training, and the theory and
general knowledge of music, and
– grant certificates to those who pass examinations.Information regarding eligibility, application procedures, examination fees, certificates, exams, free Hymn Booklet, exams for the visually challenged, and individual examination requirements can be found on the American Guild of Organists National website, www.agohq.org

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Contact Us

David Loy, Dean – wloy313221@aol.com
Stephen Pastena, Sub Dean/webmaster – stephenpastena@yahoo.com
Elizabeth Krouse, Secretary/Archivist – 240-204-8314, veteranorganist@myactv.net
Judy Miller, Treasurer – 301.223.4211, organist@myactv.net
Cheryl Wilson, Newsletter Co-Editor – cwilson@kaneisable.com
Mark King, Newsletter Co-Editor – mking.stjohns@myactv.net
Monica Bowen, Membership Coordinator – monicabowen@juno.com
Clair Johannsen, Executive Board Member – adrianjohannsen@verizon.net
Mary Ward, Executive Board Member – maryaliceward@yahoo.com
Debbie Zacher, Executive Board Member – dzacher@comcast.net

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Links

AGO National website
Chapter Facebook Page