Cumberland Valley Chapter

[last updated 2/5/16]

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

 

Monday February 1 – 7 PM
Pie and Potpourri
Resource (and dessert)-sharing
Christ Reformed United Church of Christ
Hagerstown, MD
Host: Cheryl Wilson
Friday February 5 – 8 PM
Saturday February 6 – 8 PM
Sunday February 7 – 2 PM
Into the Woods
Presented by Mercersburg Academy. Richard Rotz, director
Burgin Center of the Arts
Mercersburg, PA
Saturday February 13 – 8 PM
Sunday February 14 – 3 PM
Maryland Symphony Orchestra
George Bizet’s Carmen feat. Hub Opera Ensemble
Maryland Theatre
Hagerstown, MD
www.marylandsymphony.org
Friday February 19 – 8 PM
Shepherd University Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band
Pre-concert lecture at 7:15 PM
Frank Center Theater
Shepherd University
Shepherdstown, WV
Sunday February 28 – 7 PM
Mark Andrew Cook Jazz Group
With Chris Vadala, Mike Kamuf, David Marsh, and Ronnie Shaw
St. John’s Episcopal Church
Hagerstown, MD
Sunday March 6 – 3 PM
Van Looy Organ Series presents
Christopher Houlihan
Thomson Hall, Alumnae Chapel
Wilson College
Chambersburg, PA
Thursday March 10 – 8 PM
Music Salon Series: Two Rivers Trio
W.H. Shipley Recital Hall
Frank Center
Shepherd University
Shepherdstown, WV
Sunday March 13 – 4 PM
Bach Festival
Zion Lutheran Church
Williamsport, MD
Host: David Loy
Saturday March 19 – 8 PM
Sunday March 20 – 3 PM
Maryland Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven’s Pastoral
Feat. Oboist Fatma Daglar
Maryland Theatre
Hagerstown, MD
www.marylandsymphony.org
Sunday April 3 – 4 PM
“When In Our Music God is Glorified”
Concert feat. musicians in the community
John Wesley UMC
Hagerstown, MD
Host: Stephen Pompa
Saturday April 9 – 8 PM
Sunday April 10 – 3 PM
Maryland Symphony Orchestra
Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue
Feat. Thomas Pandolfi
Maryland Theatre
Hagerstown, MD
www.marylandsymphony.org
Saturday May 21 – 6 PM
AGO End-of-Year Banquet
Combined with the Chambersburg Chapter
Trinity Lutheran Church
Chambersburg, PA
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