Potomac Chapter

Last updated: August 29, 2015 at 16:34 pm

Message from the Dean

Dear Potomac AGO Chapter Members and Friends,

It is an honor to serve you as Dean this year.  For many years, I was a Musician ‘On the Side.’ Through years of managing a full time career in finance, plus a part-time position as organist/music director, I relied on those of you in the AGO to maintain and grow the mission of the AGO.  Now that I am retired from that day job and have the luxury of focusing on church music, it is time to give back to the AGO.  I am so very grateful for the opportunity and to our past-deans, especially Emily Koons, Clarice Snyder, Ken Lowenberg, Gerald Piercey and more, who provided sage advice when I was Sub-Dean.

I am here to serve each of you and help move forward our common visions for the AGO and the profession of ‘organist.’  In this month’s issue of ‘The American Organist,’ our chaplain, Don Saliers, eloquently discusses the condition of authentic worship as exemplified by the late Robert Shaw.  Saliers’ final sentence is challenging:  “I cannot help but fiercely desire a rebirth of what might make music and worship revelatory and healing again in our present age.’  Let’s accept this challenge.  To move forward, we need input from each of you.   Please send me your thoughts and ideas.  Even better, come to our chapter meetings to share your ideas!

One of my passions for our Potomac Chapter has been to work collaboratively with our other two local chapters, Northern Virginia and DC.  This has been very rewarding.  Several of our 2015-2016 meetings will be joint meetings with NoVa and DC.  And, of course, we want to grow our membership and increase our relevancy for all who join us.

You have elected a dedicated Board representing both those with many years of experience and one just beginning a career as organist.  To help you know them better, I have invited each of the Board members to contribute a message in the monthly Heel and Toe.

Appreciatively,

Mary Ann Willow, Dean

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Local Events

AGO Chapter and Church Programs

Monday, August 31, 7:30 PM; St. Paul United Methodist Church, 10401 Armory Avenue, Kensington, MD.  Marvin Mills, host.

Installation service and presentation by host Marvin Mills – “Exploration of Music for Worship by African American Composers, Focusing Primarily on Music for the Organ.”  Coming north or south on Connecticut Avenue through Kensington, turn east on Knowles between the gas station and the union building. Knowles terminates at the entrance to the parking lot of St. Paul’s Church.  Walk around to the front door of the building.

Saturday, September 19, 8 PM; The Lyceum, 201 South Washington St. Alexandria, VA 22314

The Advent Project with pianist Lori Piitz presents a concert of a cappella and piano accompanied Lieder on Saturday, September 19, 2015, at 8:00 pm at The Lyceum, 201 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. This intimate venue will help recreate the atmosphere of the original performances of some of this program’s repertoire, songs which were written for social gatherings in the salons of dedicated Viennese friends and patrons of Brahms, and the piano room of Rossini’s own Paris apartment. This program of Romantic era songs for small chorus lasts approximately one and one-half hour. Tickets are $20 General Admission and $10 for seniors/students/military. More information atwww.theadventproject.net

Sunday, October 4, 5:15 PM.  PipeSpectacular at Washington Cathedral, Renée Louprette, Organist. This is TriChapter event, with the Potomac Chapter hosting.

Monday, November 14, 7:30 PM Silver Spring United Methodist Church, 8900 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD

Dr. Rev. Michael Baal, Coordinator for Professional Development, Mid-Atlantic Region AGO, will come to speak about professional concerns.  We will also have a member’s music swap, asking you to look through your music and bring works you no longer find useful to trade or give away.  Those works that remain afterwards will be offered to our new POI students.  Also bring sweet or savory finger food for the reception following.

December, no meeting

Monday, January 4, 2016, All Saints Episcopal Church, Chevy Chase Circle, Joint with NOVA and DC

6:30 PM Rehearsal- the choir is composed of the people attending

7:00 PM Annual 12th Night Service

7:30 PM Catered Dinner

 

Planning for the spring is still in progress; please refer to future newsletters for all the details.

 

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Newsletter

Heel & Toe’ Editor – potomacago@gmail.com
The deadline for submissions is the tenth of the preceding month. Pictures and items are welcomed. You may also write to:
Gerald Piercey
4008 Decatur Ave.
Kensington, MD 20895-1505

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Membership

OFFICERS:

Dean Mary Ann Willow 301-424-6523 mwillow@verizon.net

SubDean Brenda Weiser 301-639-4396 brenda.weiser@me.com

Secretary David McCahan 301-345-5465 Dfmc37@gmail.com

Treasurer Dave Haykin 301-854-3245 georgiendave@verizon.net

Registrar Gerald Piercey 301-642-2809 potomacago@gmail.com

Chaplain Rev. Dr. Cheryl Tatham 301-654-3631 nc4pastor@verizon.net

Members at Large

Class of 2015

Deborah Hess 301-518-3448
deborahkijakhess@hotmail.com

Class of 2016

Clarice Snyder, 240-417-5873, musicjs1@gmail.com

Class of 2017

Ann Bartlow  301-525-4026

annbartlow@comcast.net

Heel & Toe Editor Gerald Piercey 301-642-2809
potomacago@gmail.com

Historian Emily Koons 301-788-0337
emilykkoons@gmail.com

Auditor TBA

TEACHERS:  The Potomac Chapter makes no claim or representation regarding the skills or qualifications of any of the listed individuals. Determination of same is the responsibility of the party engaging their services.

Karen K. Bartman 202-213-6895

PIANO & ORGAN kbartman@starpower.net

Carolyn Booth 301-963-1353
PIANO, ORGAN, THEORY/HISTORY CLBmuscmkr@aol.com

Jane Bowie 410-859-0020
General Music jbowie7@verizon.net

Carol Dennis 301-216-5057
PIANO,ORGAN JeroDeni@comcast.net

Jeffrey J. Doenges 301-571-1711
PIANO, ORGAN jjdoenges@aol.com

Emily Koons Primary Cell 301-788-0337
PIANO Home 410-346-7161 emilykkoons@gmail.com

Dale Krider 443-385-0757
ORGAN, CONDUCTING, EXAM PREP. dale.krider@goeaston.net

Kenneth Lowenberg 301-299-8765
Organ, Theory, Composition kenlowenberg@verizon.net

Serena Moore 301-499-8818
PIANO

Linda J. Pannebaker 301-572-7274
PIANO lpannebaker@gmail.com

Jeffrey Pannebaker 301-572-7274
ORGAN,THEORY jpannebaker@email.com

Peter John Patente 301-449-6394
ORGAN and PIANO

Nae H. Pearson, III 301-422-9599
PIANO ORGAN,VOICE,WOODWINDS Holymusic@aol.com

Elizabeth D. Schneider 301-408-3839
PIANO CELLO MUSIC THEORY dscmusicstudio@gmail.com

Clarice Jane Snyder 240-417-5873
PIANO and ORGAN musicjs1@gmail.com

Samuel Springer 410-483-0808 301-229-5383
Organ,Piano widor1@yahoo.com

Kitty Yang 301-717-4120

Organ, kittychitiyang@jhu.edu

 

SUBSTITUTE MUSICIANS – POTOMAC CHAPTER
This is a list of persons who have indicated a desire to be called for substituting at church services. No specific qualifications are implied by their inclusion on this list. There are individuals on this listing that may still be in the learning phase of their career and the Potomac Chapter has no knowledge of their capability to serve as a substitute. The employer is responsible for determining that a substitute will adequately meet the needs of the church.

Abbreviations: O – Organist, D – Director, OD, Organist/Director, H – Handbells, L – Liturgical Services, NL – Non-Liturgical Services, S – Synagogue, DC – Available in DC, MD – Available in MD, NV, available in VA

Karen Bartman 202-213-6895
O D OD H DC MD kbartman@starpower.net

Anna Belinky 301-540-4849
O DC MD

Jeffrey Binckes

O L NL DC MD jbinckes@aol.com

Rosemary Birchard 301-345-1943
O OD NL NV DC MD

Carolyn Booth 301-963-1353
O D OD L NL NV DC MD CLBmuscmkr@aol.com

Lisa Adler Brinkman 301-493-4894 lisa.brinkmann@rjbrinkmann.com

O L NL NV DC MD

Susan S. Burkhalter 301-946-1077

O D OD HB L NL NV DC MD scastlekep@aol.com

Peggy Lacey Craig 304-258-8088

O OD L  NL DC MD NV WV PLCraig3@comcast.net

Judith Daffer 410-381-2014
O D OD L NL DC MD juude@aol.com

Edmond S. Charles 301-805-1173
O DC MD ed.charles@hotmail.com

Peggy Lacey Craig 304-258-8088

O OD L  NL DC MD NV WV PLCraig3@comcast.net

Donald R. Hague 301-989-9317
O OD L DC MD haguedon@aol.com

Kristi Johnson 301-897-5631
O L NL DC MD kokar80@verizon.net

Marjorie Jovanovic 301-216-4689
O OD L NL DC MD

Rachel Kasianowicz
O L NL MD surpher@me.com

Richard Lalumondier 301-987-2685
O D OD L NL NV DC MD MLBOS@MLBDV.com

Becky J. Lee 301-963-4788
O D OD HB L NL NV DC MD beckylee4music@verizon.net

Kenneth Lowenberg 301-299-8765 Weddings and funerals only
O D OD HB L NL NV DC MD kenlowenberg@verizon.net

Lynn Monkres 301-317-2654
O D OD HD L NL MD lmonkres2006@comcast.net

Sharon Ollison 301-340-9308
OD L NV DC MD snollison232@aol.com

Linda Pannebaker 301-572-7274
O OD H L NL NV DC MD lpannebaker@gmail.com

Carl Schwartz 301-221-4815

O D OD L NL S DC NV MD ruxtoncar@verizon.net

Clarice Snyder 240-417-5873

O OD L NL NV DC MD  musicjs1@gmail.com

Kathryn A. Smith 301-540-1191
Organist

Rev. Dr. Cheryl Tatham tlc4652@gmail.com
D L DC MD

Eleanor Timberlake nlt919@verizon.net
O L NL NV DC MD 410-730-3222

Jason West 202-413-0147
O D OD H L NL S NV DC MD jasonkentwest@outlook.com

John Widmann, 301-788-2806, jwidmann@yahoo.com

O or D or O/D, H, L or NL, only in MD, preferably in Northern Montgomery, Rockville/Potomac and North.

Ingrid Williams 410-730-7038
O OD HD L MD Iwill37512@aol.com

MEMBERS:

Ann Bartlow annbartlow@comcast.net, 301-525-4026

Karen K. Bartman kbartman@starpower.net

202-213-6895

Henry R. Bauer Hbauermus@aol.com

Mary J. Beaudoin m.beaudoin3@verizon.net
301-754-2444

Alina Belenky Alina.Belenky@gmail.com
301-540-4879

Jeffrey B. Binckes jbinckes@aol.com

Rosemary Birchard
301-345-1943

Carolyn Lamb Booth CLBmuscmkr@aol.com
301-963-1353

Jane L. Bowie 410-859-0020
jbowie7@verizon.net

Cheryl A. Branham cbranham@calvarydc.org
202-347-8355

Kay (Karen) Bredberg
kbredberg76@gmail.com

Lisa Adler Brinkmann lisa.brinkmann@rjbrinkmann.com
301-993-4894

Ken Brown kbrown@dafferorgans.com

Susan Burkhalter scastlekep@aol.com
301-946-1077

Barbara Peterson Cackler bcackler@gmail.com

Edmond Charles ed.charles@hotmail.com
301-805-1173

Gary Clark garyeclark@aol.com
240-277-7621

Peter Crisafulli peter.crisafulli@allsaintchurch.net
301-977-2370

Judith A. Daffer juude@aol.com
410-381-2014

Carol B. Dennis JeroDeni@comcast.net
301-216-5057

Jeffrey J. Doenges
301-571-1711

George Drumwright drumwrig@gmail.com
301-589-7070

Beryl Elwood
480-926-1467

KathrynE.Griffin kathrynegriffin@hotmail.com

Theodore Mikell Guerrant guerrant@umd.edu
240-568-0452

Donald R. Hague haguedon@aol.com
301-989-9317

Deborah Kijak-Hess 301-518-3448 deborahkijakhess@hotmail.com

Charlene Hudson 301-868-4683

Solveig Ingersoll singersoll@me.com
303-459-1125

Kristi Planck Johnson kokar80@verizon.net
301-897-5631

Robert I. Jones rijones26@msn.com
301-474-2857

Marjorie Jovanovic 301-216-4689

Rachel Kasianowicz

Emily Kelly Koons emilykoons@gmail.com
cell 301-788-0337

Amy C. Kraft kraftac61@aol.com
301-277-5851

Dale Krider dale.krider@goeaston.net
301-552-2562

Richard Lalumondier mlbos@mlbdv.com
301-987-2685

Becky Lee beckylee4music@verizon.net
301-963-4788

Kenneth D. Lowenberg kenlowenberg@verizon.net
301-299-8765

Eran Lupu

Mary Elizabeth Maldarelli
mmaldar1@jhu.edu

David McCahan DFMc37@gmail.com
301-345-5465

Lynn Monkres 301-317-4654
lmonkres2006@comcast.net

Serena M. Moore 301-449-8818

Marilyn Murchison marilyn@oslclaurel.org
301-776-7670

Jeffrey R. Pannebaker jpannebaker@email.com

301-572-7274

Linda J. Pannebaker lpannebaker@gmail.com
301-588-4363 X245

Justus F. Parrotta jfparrotta@gmail.com
703-256-9193

Peter J. Patente
301-449-6394 cell 202-837-0637

Nae H. Pearson, III Holymusic@aol.com
301-422-9599

Harriet Peterson 810-772-1734
nymihats@yahoo.com

Gerald L. Piercey potomacago@gmail.com
301-642-2809

Kristin Rao

301-5703915

Maria Sampogna

Joseph K. Sanchez
301-595-8851

Elizabeth Schneider dscmusicstudio@gmail.com
301-408-3839

John Schruefer JSchruefer@aol.com

Carl C. Schwartz 301-236-0315

Patricia K. Severinsen pksentltd@verizon.net
301-326-5612

Clarice J. Snyder musicjs1@gmail.com

240-417-5873

Samuel Springer widor1@yahoo.com

Sylvia Stanton sylvia7@bellatlantic.net
301-586-8073

Mary Steele 240-355-4956
mesteelecs@yahoo.com

Alberta Stith ajhstith@msn.com

Donna Swanson 301-843-3491
donnaiswanson.spc29@yahoo.com

Eleanor Timberlake nlt919@verizon.net
410-730-3222

Ann Timpane atimpane@stjohnsnorwood.org
301-654-7767

Brenda J. Weiser brenda.weiser@me.com
301-865-6113

Jason West jasonkentwest@outlook.com
202-413-0147

Ingrid Williams Iwill37512@aol.com
410-730-7038

Mary Ann Willow mwillow@verizon.net
301-424-6523

Jose L. Zambrana, Jr. jzambranajr@gmail.com
301-502-0717
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Placement

Positions available:

Maryland

6/29/15

Part Time Director of Music

Rockville Christian Church is seeking a part time Director of Music for a blended worship service.  The ideal candidate is a skilled musician (piano and/or organ preferred) and vocalist with experience in selecting and playing Christian hymns and songs.  See www.rockvillechristian.org for a job description, call the church office (301-762-7744), or email the pastor at rev.elizabethbaird@rockvillechristian.org.

5/29/15

The United Church of Christ of Seneca Valley (Germantown, Maryland) Seeks Director of Music Ministry

Dynamic, faith-inspired leader is needed for progressive Christian congregation with a rich music history to share our vision and expand our music ministry. The Director of Music Ministry is called to provide leadership in creating a dynamic, creative music ministry in all aspects of worship and the community life of UCCSV. The Director of Music Ministry will oversee all music at the church, including providing all accompaniment and directing the choirs. Job-sharing is an option with this position; proposed divisions of responsibilities must accompany the application. For details of our vision and additional information about the opportunity, please visit www.uccsv.org and click the link in the upper right corner under “Announcements”.

5/26/15

Part-time Choir Director, no organ required

Hughes United Methodist Church, 10700 Georgia Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902  www.hughesumc.org

One worship service on Sunday at 10:30 AM, one Thursday night rehearsal at 7:30, from the second week of September through mid-June.  Expected start date, September.  Contact Marie Bunting at church, 301-949-8383.

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA          

(none at this time)

 

NORTHERN VIRGINIA

(none at this time)

 

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
The AGO offers examinations for certification for organists and choral directors.   Potomac Chapter member Kenneth Lowenberg offers lessons for study toward these examinations.   Please contact him at kenlowenberg@verizon.net.

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Potomac Organ Institute

The Potomac Organ Institute was founded in 1988 to interest young people in the field of church music by providing instruction on the pipe organ. Auditions for prospective students are held each summer and scholarship recipients receive one year of free organ instruction from a volunteer Tri-Chapter Guild member with lessons from September through May. Students participate in a master class, present a spring recital, become members of their local AGO chapter, and receive a complimentary subscription to The American Organist magazine.

I am writing to ask you to identify a student or students – grades 7 and up, or adults – who have a good piano background, are interested in learning to play the organ, and who would benefit from a year of organ instruction.

Auditions will be held on Saturday morning, August 23, and again on Saturday afternoon, September 6 at All Saints Church, Chevy Chase, MD. For information, including a downloadable audition form and list of requirements, please go to our website, www.potomacorganist.org.

Over the years we have discovered that these beginning organists make remarkable progress during this time of free instruction. Most continue organ lessons after their scholarship year and some even go on to study organ and/or church music in college.

I am grateful for any assistance you can provide in identifying students – young people and adults – for this unique program. The number of scholarships available is limited, so those with an interest in this opportunity are encouraged to check out our website as soon as possible and submit an application by August 18, 2014.

Sincerely,

Peter Crisafulli

POI Coordinator

peter.crisafulli@allsaintschurch.net

 

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Links

Potomac Organ Institute (POI) –www.potomacorganist.org

DiGennaro-Hart Organ Company 301-320-4700
michaelvhart@aol.com

David M. Storey, Pipe Organ Service 410-728-8106
DMS1518@aol.com

R. A. Daffer Organs 301-953-2671
kbrown@Dafferorgans.com

Austin Organs, Inc.
Carl Schwartz, Regional Representative 301-236-0315
ruxtoncar@aol.com

Lewis & Hitchcock Organs 301-931-2374
info@lhorgans.com 

Levsen Organ Company 410-768-9557
cwames@aol.com

Reuter Organs 785-843-2622
www.reuterorgan.com

Cornel Zimmer Organ Builders 1-866-749-7223
mail@zimmerorgans.com www.zimmerorgans.com

The Musical Source 202-387-7401
jack@musicalsource.com

Foxes Music 703-533-7303

foxesmusic@mindspring.com

Jordan Kitt’s Music 800-466-9510 x 1259
institutionalsales@jordankitts.com

Amy Taylor Harpsichords 301-530-4480
amy2taylor@yahoo.com

Central Pipe Organ Service 540-636-9680
cenposer@shentel.net

Cantor Organs 800-357-4545
wayne@eminent-usa.com

Mason & Risch Vocalion 703-330-1573
jkackley1@msn.com

Acoustical Consulting Services
neil@akustx.com www.akustx.com

Stiner-Reck Incorporated 502-634-3636

Hilbus Chapter Organ Historical Society
www.hilbus.org

AGO National website