Saginaw Valley Chapter

 

 

Message from the Dean 

Dean’s Column

“Spring” 2019

Greetings Everyone:
My “spring” column is ever hopeful that this beautiful season is just around the corner.

I trust that everyone is doing well and keeping busy as Lent begins this Wednesday (I’m writing this on March 4). Being retired from the regular cycle of the church year, I empathize with each one of you who is still serving regularly and faithfully in your respective positions.

Recent news is that the Nominating Committee has nominated me to serve another 1-year term as Dean. The mechanics of the nomination have been outlined in my March 2, 2019, email to the membership.  Thanks to this year’s Nominating Committee:  David Hammond, Chair; Carl Angelo; and Greg Largent.

Please allow time for an occasional A.G.O. event. The following list of events is a reminder of what I’ve already sent to the membership via email and what represents the remaining events of our program year.

March 17, 2019, Sunday at 3:00 p.m.  Meeting with the Temple Theater Organ Club in Saginaw.  A chance to hear the organ there and to “give it a go” yourself.  Bring your music and shoes!
Dinner Dutch treat following at Panda House, Saginaw. RSVP’s to James Gladstone.
Phone: <cantorjim@gmail.com>  Phone:  317.847.4785.

March 29, 2019, Friday at 5:00 p.m. Kent Dennis Scholarship Competition, Memorial Presbyterian Church, Midland. Open to the public.

May 24, 2019, Friday at 7:30 p.m. Organ Recital by Michael Plagerman, Cornell University Doctoral Student. First Presbyterian Church, Saginaw.

Highlight of the program will be the world premiere of Collin Whitfield’s setting of “The Church Organist,” based on the poetry of Saginaw legend Margaret Curry Rorke. Scored for soprano and organ, it will feature Erin Whitfield, soprano, and Michael Plagerman, organ.
Reception to follow.

As always, the Executive Committee welcomes program ideas from the membership. Please contact any of us with your ideas.

See you soon and be well!

Steven Egler, Dean
egler1s@cmich.edu
989.839.0264

 

Members of the Executive Committee:

Sub-Dean, James Gladstone <cantorjim@gmail.com>
Treasurer, Brenda Hayden<tlcmusicdirector@gmail.com>,
Secretary, Calla Ringgenber <callaringg@yahoo.com>,
David Hammond <dhammond@trinseo.com>,
Annelise Holcomb <annelisevandyken95@gmail.com
Adrienne Wiley <wiley1ae@cmich.edu>,

 

The annual patriotic concert at Trinity Episcopal has been cancelled for this year.

 


Kent Dennis Scholarship Fund

March 29, 2019, Friday at 5:00 p.m. Kent Dennis Scholarship Competition, Memorial Presbyterian Church, Midland. Open to the public.

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Saginaw Valley Chapter Events:

As more programs are announced, they will be posted here. Please check back regularly for updates.

March 17, 2019, Sunday at 3:00 p.m.  Meeting with the Temple Theater Organ Club in Saginaw.  A chance to hear the organ there and to “give it a go” yourself.  Bring your music and shoes!
Dinner Dutch treat following at Panda House, Saginaw. RSVP’s to James Gladstone.
Phone: <cantorjim@gmail.com>  Phone:  317.847.4785.

March 29, 2019, Friday at 5:00 p.m. Kent Dennis Scholarship Competition, Memorial Presbyterian Church, Midland. Open to the public.

May 24, 2019, Friday at 7:30 p.m. Organ Recital by Michael Plagerman, Cornell University Doctoral Student. First Presbyterian Church, Saginaw.

Highlight of the program will be the world premiere of Collin Whitfield’s setting of “The Church Organist,” based on the poetry of Saginaw legend Margaret Curry Rorke. Scored for soprano and organ, it will feature Erin Whitfield, soprano, and Michael Plagerman, organ.
Reception to follow.

All programs are open to the public free of charge. For more information please check the Saginaw Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists Facebook page.


Members of the Executive Committee:

Dean, Steven Egler egler1s@cmich.edu
Sub-Dean, James Gladstone <cantorjim@gmail.com>
Treasurer, Brenda Hayden<tlcmusicdirector@gmail.com>,
Secretary, Calla Ringgenber <callaringg@yahoo.com>,
David Hammond <dhammond@trinseo.com>,
Annelise Holcomb <annelisevandyken95@gmail.com
Adrienne Wiley <wiley1ae@cmich.edu>,

 

Nominating Committee:

David Hammond, Chair
Carl Angelo
Greg Largent


Members Events

 

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Other Events in the State of Michigan

 

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Other Events Outside the State of Michigan

Please visit the AGO web page at www.agohq.org for more information.

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Communication

Join the chapter’s Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/218173111551696/

 

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Membership

Please visit the AGO national website at www.agohq.org for detailed membership information.

CHAPTER INVOLVEMENT

Consider involving yourself in and with chapter happenings. Contact a chapter leader to volunteer. Do you have other talents to contribute with your colleagues?

– Participate in chapter programs.
– Serve the chapter’s Nominating Committee.
– Become active with the volunteer leadership board.
– Take an active role supporting new organists by serving the Scholarship Committee.
– Function in a role of hospitality at chapter events.
– Suggest program ideas to the Sub-Dean.
– Practice each day.

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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.


Job Posting

 

 


Contact Us

Steven Egler, D.M.A.
Professor of Music (Organ)
104 School of Music
Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, MI 49959
989.774.3281
Dean, Saginaw Valley Chapter
American Guild of Organists

Members of the AGO board include, Steven Egler, Robert Sabourin, Brenda Hayden, Adrienne Wiley, Calla Riggenberg and David Hammond.

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Links

www.rcco.ca
The prestigious Royal Canadian College of Organists.

www.rco.org.uk
England’s own Royal College of Organists.

www.organsociety.org
The official website of the Organ Historical Society.

www.organstops.org
An indispensable, comprehensive site for anyone with a penchant for organ stop trivia.

www.cyberhymnal.org
Scores and midi files for an impressive collection of hymns.

www.geocities.com/organtour
A “virtual” trek through the great organ locations of Britain.

www.casavant.ca
The Web home of renowned Canadian organ builder Casavant Freres.

AGO National website