Ft-Lauderdale Chapter

Updated November 3, 2018

Message from the Dean 

Welcome to Fort Lauderdale AGO!

This web-page contains basic information about our Chapter. Whether you are a visitor or resident, enjoy browsing through our website, and feel free to contact any of us listed below for more information.

Our Chapter Year goes from September through May. The date of our next meeting will be posted under “Local events” on this website along with other updates, so please visit us frequently!

We are located in one of the most fast growing, dynamic and ethnically diverse areas of the United States. The high Season of Tourism and Cultural Activities in general is between October and Easter, but our area is active all year round and offers a good selection of Churches with interesting organs and Music Programs to visit. In the last years some venues and cultural organizations have started offering Summer Programs.

BIENVENIDOS A FORT LAUDERDALE AGO!
PARA INFORMACION EN ESPANOL:
andres.gunther04@gmail.com

WILLKOMMEN AUF DER FORT LAUDERDALE AGO WEBSEITE!
FUER DEUTSCHSPRACHIGE INFORMATION:
andres.gunther04@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AGOFtL

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Local Events

AGO FT LAUDERDALE CHAPTER EVENTS:

Meet and Greet Potluck November 18, 2018
(Fort Lauderdale AGO members and selected guests only!)
There will be no Chapter Event in December 2018.

For more information about musical activities as well as some churches please go to “Links” further down on this website.

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     Newsletter

Our newsletter is sent out in electronic format to our members every month from September to June.

Editor: Andres Gunther, andres.gunther04@gmail.com

 

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Membership

You don’t have to be an Organist to join AGO! We welcome everybody who loves the King of Instruments, its music, and any activity related to it. AGO membership is open to everyone who submits to our Code of Ethics.

To join us as a FIRST TIME CHAPTER MEMBER please visit:

http://www.agohq.org/membership/join-as-a-chapter-member/

and follow the options on the web page. Make sure you select our Chapter when joining. We get a notification from the System when somebody joins, but anyway we encourage to get in touch with us directly to make yourself known to us!

Our MEMBERSHIP FEES:
Please visit www.agohq.org for information
Chapter Friend: Minimum $ 25.00
Additional gifts are tax deductible and always welcome!

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Placement

SUBSTITUTES:

Dr. Paul Bender – 954 973 8388 – pben36@aol.com
Catholic & Protestant services, weddings, funerals
Richard Bouchett – 917 455 4018 – bouchettd@gmail.com
Seasonal availability from Jan 10 to Feb 28 – Organ, Piano, Concluding; all denominations
Dr. Alan Cook – 561 496 2375 – orgelspieler8421@gmail.com
All Catholic & Protestant Services – Organ and Choir
Mark Henschel – 954 536 5220 – pianoyesmh@bellsouth.net
Phil Hinton- philhinton@me.com
Organ, Piano, Accompanying; all styles; Choir conducting; all mainline Protestant Denominations; all kinds of services
John Mahannah – 954 235 7224 – jcm12276@bellsouth.net
Availability limited – please call in advance
Ashworth Matthews – 954 663 8698 – ashworthmatthews@comcast.net
Ralph Meluney – 954 587 3702 – ralphmeluney@aol.com
Seasonal availability from Nov 1 to April 15 – Protestant only
Dr. Josh Miller joshuatmiller@hotmail.com. 617-777-5151
Available for Sunday services, weddings, funerals. Highly experienced choral conductor, vocal coach, and choral consultant. Most denominations, piano and/or organ.
David Clyle Morse – 954 654 0852 – drigor480s@aol.com
Funerals, Weddings that are not on Sundays
Joanne Nelson – 561 339 5298 – mueni3@gmail.com
Weddings, Funerals that are not on Sundays – most Confessions or Liturgies
Seasonally available for Sundays November 4,11,18,25 and December 2,9,16, 2018
Frank Perko III – 303-918-4269 – frankperkoiii@gmail.com
Organ/Piano, Choral and Orchestral Conductor, all denominations, all styles and kinds of services, concert artist, MIDI specialist, organ consultant, weddings and funerals.
Linda Reiling – 954 986 8705 – saturn7292@hotmail.com
Available for Weddings and Funerals, All denominations
Gordon Roberts – H: 954 964 2449 C: 954 536 8991 – maestrogjr@gmail.com
Weddings, Protestant Services, Funerals, conducting choir and orchestra, concert performances accompanying piano.
Edward Schell, 585-503-4621;  edwardschell49@gmail.com
Protestant, Jewish, Catholic services;  Funerals, Weddings;; Organ/Piano/Choral Conductor
Christopher Toth – 216 406 0228 – tothchristopher@att.net
Catholic, Protestant, Jewish services; Organ, Piano, Keyboard, Voice

DISCLAIMER:
To aid churches in finding substitute organists for services, the Fort Lauderdale Chapter of the AGO has compiled a list of organists available for various types of engagements. This list is provided as a service and is not intended as an endorsement of any organist by the Fort Lauderdale AGO.
The employer is responsible for determining that a substitute will adequately meet the needs of the church. To learn the proficiency of substitutes, feel free to ask them for references.

 

AVAILABLE POSITIONS:

Information about available positions will be forwarded to AGO members only.
To become an AGO member please refer to “Membership” on this website or visit the National Website.

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

We are sorry, but at this moment we have no AGO Certification Program. But there are opportunities for Organ Studies at following Higher Education Institutes in our area:

Broward College (BC) (Formerly known as “Broward Community College”)
Susan Dodd 954 616 7099 Cell / sdodd@broward.edu

Florida International University (FIU)
Dr. Dan Hardin
954 438 5729 / hardin4438@yahoo.com

Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) www.PBA.edu
Dr. Patricia Holland, Adjunct Professor of Organ
561 803 2447 / Patricia_holland@pba.edu

More info available at the DIRECTORY of institutions of higher education who offer study programs in Organ, Sacred Music and Choral Conducting:
https://www.agohq.org/academic-degree-programs/

 

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Contact Us

Jerry Myers (Chapter Dean) – email: jerryontheisland@aol.com Phone: 912 656 1041

Andres Gunther (Membership, Newsletter) – email: andres.gunther04@gmail.com

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Links


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ONLINE RESOURCES FOR THE ORGANIST

1.- SCORES:Petrucci Music Library (by International Music Score Library Project)
http://imslp.org/wiki/Main_Page

Free downloadable Public Domain Scores. In the U.S., scores publishec before 1923 are Public Domain.Choral Public Domain
http://www2.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Main Page

An invaluable source for Choral Works (Choral literature only)Sibley Music Library (Eastman School of Music)
http://www.esm.rochester.edu/sibley/?page=request

Public Domain Scores for free of more specialized academic works. Limited requests only (please read information on page).
https://urresearch.rochester.edu/browseCollectionItems.action?collectionld=25
Search and download digitized scores for free.Sheet Music on the Web (by Sheet Music Consortium)
http://digital2.library.ucla.edu/sheetmusic/

This is a new project. It links to several important libraries worldwide and has thousands of scores for free download.The Mutopia Project
http://www.mutopiaproject.org/

Classical organ music (Bach, Handel, Pachelbel) for free downloadHarvard University free digital scores
http://vc.lib.harvard.edu/vc/deliver/home?_collection=scores

Free scores and libretti for download, but very little organ musicLanglais Scores
http://www.jeanlanglais.com/_Partitions.php?type=opo

List of scores of Jean Langlais’ works and link to sites where to get them. (Langlais’ works -as any works and publications after 1924- are not Public Domain, therefore not available for free). The page http://www.jeanlanglais.com contains more interesting information about this important 20th cty french organ composer.

MASTER LISTS OF ONLINE RESOURCES FOR THE MUSICIAN:
(For support: Directories of Resources Lists)

Finding Scores Online List (from Yale University)
http://guides.library.yale.edu/online_scores

Resources for Music Scholars List (from Harvard University)
http://hcl.harvard.edu/research/guides/biblio/onmusic/hclweb/page/1

(Especially Americana!)Sheet Music Colections Inline List (from University of Chicago Library)
http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/su/cja/sheetmusic.html

Sheet Music Collections Online List (from Duke University)
http://library.duke.edu?music/sheetmusic/collections.html

Internet Archive
http://www.archive.org/

Internet changes almost daily! Links not working anymore? Site down or moved? Domain not longer in use? Want to know what’s new?- These Master Lists keep the Resources List Directory updated in real time plus more useful information.

AUDIO RESOURCES:
(Recordings, especially early / historical recordings by U.S. artists)”National Jukebox” by Library of Congress
http://www.loc.gov/jukebox/

Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project
http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/

Free downloads or streaming onlineNaxos Music Library
http://www.naxosmusiclibrary.com/home.asp?rurl=%2Fdefault%2Easp

Listening by subscription only; no downloads.04.- MISCELLANEOUS:Hymn Tune Index
http://hymntune.library.uiuc.edu/

An invaluable resource for the Hymnologist! A comprehensive census of English language hymns from 1535 – 1820 and their tunes.J.S. Bach Biography
http://www.baroquemusic.org/bqxjsbach.html

Silberman Organs
http://www.baroquemusic.org/silbeng.html

Pictures, history, location of 31 original instruments(The page http://www.baroquemusic.org contains many other interesting things for the baroque music lover!)

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LOCAL CHURCHES (with significant organs and / or music programs):

First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale: https://www.firstbaptistftl.com/

First Presbyterian Church of Pompano Beach [The Pink Church]: http://www.pinkpres.org/

The Church by the Sea, Fort Lauderdale: http://www.thechurchbythesea.org/

Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church: http://www.crpc.org/

First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale: http://www.firstpres.cc/

All Saints Episcopal Church, Fort Lauderdale: http://www.allsaintsfl.org/

St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church: http://stmartinchurch.org/

First United Methodist Church of Fort Lauderdale: http://www.fumcftl.org/

Plantation United Methodist Church: https://www.plantationumc.org/

First Church United Methodist of Coral Springs: http://www.fumcocs.org/

Christ United Methodist Church: https://www.christchurchfl.org/

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PIPE ORGAN BUILDERS:

Guzowski & Steppe Organbuilders
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Fax-Phone 954 491 6852 – Cell 954 560 4438
gsorgnbldr@bellsouth.net

 

OTHER SERVICES:

Dunne Music Company
www.dunnemusic.com ~ 1-888-94-ALLEN
FL representatives for ALLEN Organs

“PIPEDREAMS” from NPR
on NPR Classical South Florida, WKCP – FM 89.7
To listen online:
http://pipedreams.publicradio.org/
Electronic newsletter:
http://mail.publicradio.org/content/506927/forms/apm_signup.htm

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RECORDED MUSIC:

The complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach, recorded by James Kibbie on original baroque organs in Germany as FREE INTERNET DOWNLOADS:
www.blockmrecords.org/bach.

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INFORMATION SOURCES REGARDING THE ORGAN:

AGO Boston Chapter Organ Library
Photocopies of Out of Print and Public Domain material are available for a moderate fee. Donations of organ related books, music and literature as well as financial support are encouraged.
http://www.organlibrary.org/

Pipe Organ information for children:
http://www.danmagic.org/

American Organ Institute (AOI) from the University of Oklahoma:
http://aoi.ou.edu/

General, Technical and biographical information about pipe organs, especially Theater and “Symphonic” organs:
www.savetheorgan.org

The Organ Historical Society Database: http://database.organsociety.org/

Organ database project in France: (French only) http://orgue.free.fr/

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ORGAN ASSOCIATIONS:

American Institute of Organbuilders (AIO): http://www.pipeorgan.org/

The Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America (APOBA): http://www.apoba.com

Organ Historical Society (OHS): http://www.organsociety.org/

American Theater Organ Society (ATOS): http://www.atos.org/

The Reed Organ Society http://www.reedsoc.org/

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ORGAN RELATED ONLINE FORUMS AND CHATLISTS:

Pipechat: http://www.pipechat.org/

Piporg-L: http://www.albany.edu/piporg-l/

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EDUCATION:

Please see links posted under “Certification” on this webpage.

We keep this List updated, so please check it out regularly!

AGO National website