Cumberland Valley Chapter

[last updated 8/23/16]

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

*We are still working on confirming some of our upcoming chapter events. As soon as they are set, this space will be updated.

 

 

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Recitals and Musical Events in the Region

 

Thursday September 15 – 8 PM
Salon Series
Oskar Espina-Ruiz, clarinet
Yu-Hsuan Liao, piano
W.H. Shipley Recital Hall
Frank Center, Shepherd University
Shepherdstown, WV
Friday September 16 – 7 PM
Classical Guitar Concert
Feat. Dr. Candace Mowbray
St. John’s Lutheran Church
Hagerstown, MD
Saturday September 17 – 4 PM
The Battle of Antietam, a Tribute
Hagerstown Choral Arts
Antietam National Battlefield
Sharpsburg, MD
Saturday September 17 – 5 PM
Sunday September 18 – 3 PM
Time for Three
Maryland Symphony Orchestra
Maryland Theatre
Hagerstown, MD
www.marylandsymphony.org
Monday September 19 – 6 PM
AGO Meeting and Potluck Supper
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
Williamsport, MD
Host: Kathy McKinley
Thursday September 22 – 7 PM
Haitian Boys’ Choir and Instrumental Ensemble from Holy Trinity Cathedral Music School
St. John’s Episcopal Church
Hagerstown, MD
Saturday September 24 – 4 PM
Belle and Friends
Julie Belle Huff, flute
Also feat. David Loy, Stephen Pastena, Rick Mogensen, and others
Trinity Lutheran Church
Hagerstown, MD
Sunday September 25 – 4 PM
Dr. Craig Cramer, professor of organ at Notre Dame University
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
Lancaster, PA
Saturday October 15 – 8 PM
Country Legends
Maryland Symphony Orchestra
Maryland Theatre
Hagerstown, MD
www.marylandsymphony.org
Friday October 21 – 7:30 PM
Halloween Spooktacular
Co-Sponsored by Cumberland Valley and Chambersburg AGO Chapters
Chapel at Mercersburg Academy
Mercersburg, PA
Saturday October 22 – 7:30
Espana!
Frederick Symphony Orchestra
Kussmaul Theater, Frederick Community College
Frederick, MD
www.fredericksymphony.org
Sunday October 23 – 3 PM
Ray and Beth Chenault, organist duo
Thompson Chapel, Wilson College
Chambersburg, PA
Sunday October 30 – 3 PM
Mary Ward, organ
St. John’s Lutheran Church
Hagerstown, MD
Saturday November 5 – 8 PM
Masterworks Concert Fall 2016
Frank Center Theater
Shepherd University
Shepherdstown, WV
Sunday November 6 – 5 PM
Choral Evensong for the Sunday after All Saints’ Day
Mark King, Director
St. John’s Episcopal Church
Thursday November 10 – 8 PM
Shepherd University Jazz Ensembles Concert Fall 2016
Frank Center Theater
Shepherd University
Saturday November 12 – 8 PM
Sunday November 13 – 3 PM

Maryland Symphony Orchestra
Feat. Rachel Barton Pine, violin
Maryland Theatre
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 Sunday worship and service playing. 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