Cumberland Valley Chapter

[last updated 4/25/16]

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 2015-16

Sunday September 20 – 6 PM
Potluck Dinner, meeting, and service
Zion Lutheran Church
Williamsport, MD
Host: David Loy

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

Saturday November 21 – 10 AM
Visit to the Möller Exhibit at Discovery Station
Discovery Station
Hagerstown, MD
Host: Mary Ward

Sunday December 6 – 4 PM
Christmas Concert
St. John’s Lutheran Church
Hagerstown, MD
Host: Mary Ward
*Members Christmas Party following concert at home of Clair Johannsen

Monday February 1 – 7 PM
Pie and Potpourri
Resource (and dessert)-sharing
Christ Reformed United Church of Christ
Hagerstown, MD
Host: Cheryl Wilson

Sunday March 13 – 4 PM
Bach Festival
Zion Lutheran Church
Williamsport, MD
Host: David Loy

Sunday April 3 – 4 PM
“When In Our Music God is Glorified”
Concert feat. musicians in the community
John Wesley United Methodist Church
Hagerstown, MD
Host: Stephen Pompa

Saturday May 21 – 6 PM
AGO End-of-Year Banquet
Combined with the Chambersburg Chapter
Trinity Lutheran Church
Chambersburg, PA

 

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Recitals and Musical Events in the Region

 

Saturday April 16 – 4 PM
Hagerstown Choral Arts
Spring Concert
Trinity Lutheran Church
Hagerstown, MD
www.hagerstownchoralarts.org
Saturday April 16 – 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday April 17 – 3 PM
Mercersburg Area Community Chorus with Elisabeth Turchi, sop. and Jesse Neace, baritone
Spring Concert feat. Faure’s Requiem
Irvine Memorial Chapel, Mercersburg Academy
Mercersburg, PA
www.mercersburgchorus.org
Sunday April 24 – 3 PM
Frederick Swamm
Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church
1320 Park Avenue
Baltimore, MD
Sunday April 24 – 5 PM
Music of Eastertide
St. John’s Episcopal Church Hagerstown, MD
Mark King, conductor
Saturday April 30 – 7:30 PM
Frederick Symphony Orchestra presents
Symphonic Scotland, feat. the Scottish Symphony by Mendelssohn
Jack B. Kussmaul Theater at
Frederick Community College
Frederick, MD
www.fredericksymphony.org
Sunday May 1 – 4 PM
A Spring Concert
feat. Julie Belle Huff, flute and David Loy, piano and organ
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
Williamsport, MD
Sunday May 1 – 4 PM
“Fascinatin’ Rhythm”
The Music & Times of Gershwin
Moira Brown, director; Cheryl Wilson, accompanist
Christ’s Reformed Church
Hagerstown, MD
Saturday May 21 – 6 PM
AGO End-of-Year Banquet
Combined with the Chambersburg Chapter
Trinity Lutheran Church
Chambersburg, PA
Sunday May 22 – 3 PM
Recital feat. Alexander Marte, violin, and Jin Kyung Kim, piano
Zion United Church of Christ
Hagerstown, MD
 Friday, June 10 – 7 PM
Organ recital by Mark King
St. John’s Episcopal Church, Hagerstown
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 –New Dual Member – She is available for weddings, funerals, Sunday worship and service playing.home: 304-754-3393, PLCraig3@comcast.net

Elizabeth Krouse- She is 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 servicescell: 609-992-5158, jerrold.tidwell@gmail.com

*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 – stephenpastena@yahoo.com
Elizabeth Krouse, Secretary – 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
Elizabeth Krouse, Executive Board Member/Archivist – veteranorganist@myactv.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