Potomac Chapter

Last updated: August 17, 2018 at 13:11 pm

Message from the Dean

Dear Potomac AGO Chapter Members, Friends, and Observers,

Welcome one and all who are visiting our website either for the first time or as a welcomed returning searcher.  

I am honored to serve as Dean of the Potomac Chapter and to work with a collegial board to bring programming and events to you that enrich our experiences as musicians in the church and that provide outreach to the community at large.  

When I served as SubDean for the last two years, I was delighted to enable and encourage the collegial interaction between the three chapters—District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, and Potomac (ours).  I have watched relationships continue to grow. I have participated in coordinating the events that bring us all together—we all benefit as we can draw from a wide breadth of knowledge and experience. Of course, we at Potomac sponsor our own events as well.

As we move forward, we continue to engage events and programs that appeal to a wide variety of people and interests.  Please keep in touch with this website for updates on events as they come along.

If you are a member of Potomac—great!  If you are not and you wish to join, please go to the pull-down for membership and join us!  We would welcome you to our chapter gladly!

The Potomac board is a dedicated board that works diligently throughout the year.  The members have a wide variety of experiences, all the way from the newer organist to the organist with many years of experience.

I, personally, have really enjoyed the collegiality and congeniality that I have experienced since joining the Potomac Chapter and I would hope that your experience would be the same if you joined.  

I would be delighted to meet you at an event.  Please make sure to introduce yourself and perhaps share some of your thoughts with me.  

Sincerely,

Brenda J. Weiser, Dean

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Local Events

AGO Chapter and Church Programs

Stay-tuned for this season’s programs and announcements!
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 Brenda Weiser 301-639-4396 brenda.weiser@me.com

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

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

Secretary Deborah Kijak-Hess 301618-3448 deborahkijakhess@hotmail.com

Treasurer Gerald Piercey 301-642-2809 organtuner@aol.com

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

Hospitality Carl C. Schwartz 301-236-0315

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

Chaplain Rev. Dr. Ed Kelaher edkelaher@aol.com

Members at Large

Class of 2018 

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

Class of 2019 Carl C. Schwartz,

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

Class of 2020 Emily Koons 301-788-0337 emilykkoons@gmail.com,

Ann Timpane <atimpane@columba.org> 301-654-7767

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

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

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

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

Susan S. Burkhalter 301-946-1077

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

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

Donald P. Chandler 443-924-8264

O OD L NV ddpctuner@aol.com

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

Kathleen Kohl 301-236-4245

O L MD revkkohl@verizon.net

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

Lisa Norfrey 434-806-2322

O L NV lisa.norfrey@gmail.com

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

Clarice Snyder 240-417-5873

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

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

Dale Voelker 630-267-4314

O L NV d_voelker@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Placement

Positions available:

MARYLAND

 

 

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

Contact Diane Heath at dianeheath@verizon.net  See the link below for current news and details.

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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

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