Durham-Chapel Hill Chapter

Last updated: June 2, 2017 at 12:19 pm

Message from the Dean 

I’m still feeling the buzz from the “Organ Crawl” on Franklin Street that took place on Friday, April 28! We’ve had a year of successful and innovative programming, and the upcoming summer break will be an opportunity to celebrate our hard work and figure out how we can possibly top it next year. Speaking of opportunity, the nominations committee will be meeting to put together a slate of who will be involved in planning next year’s activities. If you’d like to be part of it, I’d like to hear from you ASAP. Drop me a note at tbaker@universityumc.church and we’ll make sure you’re plugged in.

Tim Baker

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Local Events

Please contact Jacqueline Nappi if you would like your event to be listed here.

Monday, June 5, 2017 @ 5:00. Summer Social: End-of-Year Potluck

June 11-14, 2017: The Jacksonville, FL, Chapter is hosting a Southeast Regional AGO Convention. For more information, go to http://www.agojax2017.com/.

June 25-28, 2017 – Mark your calendars! The Richmond, VA, Chapter is hosting a Mid-Atlantic Regional AGO Convention. For more information, go to http://2017.richmondago.org/.

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Newsletter

NEWSLETTER NOW ON MAILCHIMP

Our monthly newsletter, Pipelines, is being delivered using MailChimp. Please contact the Newsletter Editor, Jacqueline Nappi, if you would like access to the newsletter.

Remember: the newsletter is as good as the information we put in it. If you have an event or article for submission, please email the Newsletter Editor, Jacqueline Nappi.

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MEMBERSHIP UPDATE, MAY 2017

Welcome to our newest member:

Joseph Fala, transferring in from the New Haven Chapter

Click here to access the ONCARD system:

If you have any questions on how to use the ONCARD system, please don’t hesitate to contact me, Lyn Francisco, by email.

Thank you for your continued participation in the American Guild of Organists.

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OPEN BENCHES

To receive the most recent edition of ‘Open Benches’ (new listings and other opportunities for organists), please contact Ruth Hoffman.

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ADVERTISE WITH THE CHAPTER!

If you would like to place advertisements with us, please contact Lyn Francisco. She will let you know the advertising rates which should apply for all publications released by the Durham-Chapel Hill Chapter for the program year 2017-2018.

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DURHAM-CHAPEL HILL CHAPTER ON FACEBOOK

Did you know the Durham-Chapel Hill chapter has a Page on Facebook? Please don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook as we will be posting information and photos on that page.

https://www.facebook.com/durhamchapelhillago/

And if you have pictures you would like to contribute to that page, please contact the page’s admins, Daniel Cherrix, Lyn Francisco, or Jacqueline Nappi.

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SOUTHEAST REGION ON FACEBOOK

The Southeast Region Facebook page is updated regularly. Please “like” the Southeast Region’s page to stay up to date on happenings around the region!

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AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS ON FACEBOOK

Did you know that the National AGO also has a presence on Facebook? It’s part of their effort to become more active on the Social Media sites. Please “like” their page. They like to post humorous organ- and music-related pictures. They also post information of interest to organists as well. https://www.facebook.com/agohq

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SAVE THE DATE—UPCOMING CONVENTIONS

June 11 – June 14, 2017: Southeast Convention 2017 – Jacksonville, FL. Watch for more information on their website: http://www.agojax2017.com/

July 2 – July 6, 2018: National Convention 2018 – Kansas City, MO. Watch for more information on their website: http://www.agokc2018.com/

June 5 – June 8, 2019: Southeast Convention 2019 – Myrtle Beach, SC. Host: Grand Strand Chapter

July 5 – July 10, 2020: National Convention 2020 – Atlanta, GA.

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2016-2017 SUBSTITUTES

If you need a list of current subs, please email me, Lyn Francisco, and I’ll be happy to provide you a current list. Otherwise, the most effective way to find a sub quickly is to email our Placement Officer, Ruth Hoffman, and she will send a message out to our membership with any details you provide.

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Membership

Please contact
Lyn Francisco, Treasurer/Registrar
mariaefrancisco@gmail.com

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Placement

f you are aware that a church/synagogue position is becoming available, [i.e., you are making a change], please contact the placement chair as soon as possible for listing in our newsletter. Contact Ruth W Hoffman at 919-933-7633 or email RWHorg@aol.com. At no time will the placement chair recommend anyone for a position, or will placement serve as an agent for any member. Placement does have resources, by request, available to members and to hiring institutions.

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

 

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Contact Us

2016-2017 CHAPTER OFFICERS
Dean:
Tim Baker (University United Methodist Church, Chapel Hill)

Secretary:
Zollene Reissner (Chapter Member, Pittsboro)

Treasurer/Registrar:
Lyn Francisco (Chapter Member, Durham)

Member-at-Large, Development Committee:
Marianne Kremer (St. Thomas More Church, Chapel Hill)

Member-at-Large, Education Committee:
David Durkop (Grace Baptist Church, Durham)

Member-at-Large, Outreach Committee:
Daniel Cherrix (Binkley Baptist Church, Chapel Hill)

Member-at-Large, Program Committee:
Daniel Steinert (Christ United Methodist Church, Chapel Hill)

Professional Relations/ Placement / Parliamentarian:
Ruth Hoffman (St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, Raleigh)

Newsletter Editor:
Jacqueline Nappi (St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Durham)

Past Dean:
Laurel Siviglia (Chapter Member, Pittsboro)

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Links

AGO Southeast Region on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/AGOSoutheast/

2017 Southeast Convention Website: http://www.agojax2017.com/

2018 National Convention Website: http://www.agokc2018.com/

Classical Music Listings: http://www.cvnc.org/

Pipedreams: http://www.pipedreams.org/
Sunday evening broadcasts are available here by Tuesdays; extensive archive of past programs; many useful links to other sites.

Organ Historical Society: Organ Historical Society
Includes the extensive OHS Catalog of organ and choral CD’s, books, scores, videos, including theatre organ CD’s, along with information about OHS and its conventions.

APOBA The Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America: http://www.apoba.com/
A professional organization of 25 North American firms building traditional pipe organs. The site includes a database of organ resources.

History of the Organ: http://www.zzounds.com/edu–historyoftheorgan
Has great information on the history of the organ with links going to informative/in-depth sites.

Organ Clearing House: http://www.organclearinghouse.com/
A broker which relocates used and renovated instruments to new homes.

The American Institute of Organbuilders: http://www.pipeorgan.org/
Professional association which holds annual conventions and seminars on technical matters with visits to organ shops and instruments. The site includes a number of technical papers on windchest design, voicing and tuning, restoration, and other subjects.

American Theatre Organ Society: http://www.atos.org/
Information about the ATOS, history of the theatre organ, theatre organ locator, and more.

Organ Builders:

www.casavant.ca – Casavant Freres Limitee Sainte-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada

www.cbfisk.com – C.B. Fisk, Inc., Gloucester, Massachusetts

www.dobsonorgan.com – Dobson Pipe Organ Builders, Ltd. Lake City, Iowa

www.letourneauorgans.com – Orgues Letourneau Limitee Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec. Site features choices of background music on Letourneau instruments

www.taylorandboody.com – Taylor and Boody Organbuilders, Inc. Staunton, Virginia

AGO National website