Salisbury Chapter

Last updated: July 28, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Message from the Dean 

Greetings from the Salisbury chapter. As the only chapter on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, our membership includes musicians from a large geographic area. We meet for dinner and programs several times per year, and also sponsor many special projects including members’ recitals, organ restorations, youth choral festivals and hurricane relief.

This is a great place to live, work and make music! Join us, or let us know when you can visit.
Susan Zimmer, Dean. (410) 677-0301,


Local Events




For Sale: Allen Model MDS25 two manual organ with two antiphonal speakers, purchased in 1990, card reader, transposer, full pedal board, locking roll top, just been recently serviced, currently being used at Bethany United Methodist Church, Berlin, MD, available to be played, $7,000 plus moving cost. Contact 410-641-0772 or 410-641-2605.
Picture at

Bethany Church Website
Website/Email Coordinator
Carole Schauer


SPC = Service Playing Certificate
AAGO = Associate
Ch.M. = ChoirMaster

Boettger, Janice K.
2023 Orchard Drive
Pocomoke City, MD 21851 Phone 410-957-1691
CHURCH Antioch United Methodist Church, 11656 Somerset Ave. Princess Anne, MD 21853 Phone 410-651-2192
AVAILABLE Private Instruction Piano/Organ

Brown, Kenneth CAGO

3451 Arcadia Dr.

Ellicott City MD 21042

Office: 410-729-2252

Home: 410-340-7701

Folger, William M.
423 Elberta Ave.
Salisbury, MD 21801 – work phone 410-543-6386

Hailey, Shirley
2 West St.
Berlin, MD 21811 – Phone – 410-641-3830
CHURCH St. Paul’s by the Sea, Ocean City, MD

Hastings, Anne
9726 Buckingham Lane,
Berlin, MD 21811 – phone 410-641-1586

Hollerman, Chris
5925 Heritage Rd
East New Market, MD 21631

Huey, Cathy
314 Winter Quarters Rd.
Pocomoke, MD 21851 – phone 410-957-2370
CHURCH Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Pocomoke
CHURCH St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, Westover
AVAILABLE Private Instruction, Piano and Organ
Weddings and Funerals (Maryland)

Harvey, Joann
1 Dune Grass Dr.
Berlin MD 21811-2713
Phone: 443-880-8889

Humphreys, Betty W.
300 Amherst Dr.
Salisbury, MD 21801-3210

Jackson, Raymond
108 N.Church St.
Snow Hill, MD 21863-1202 – phone 410-632-0300
Klyce, Stephen W. – AAGO – Ch.M.
29092 Piney Neck Road
Dagsboro, DE 19939 phone – (Cell) 302-745-0308
AVAILABLE Private Instruction Voice $20 Piano $15.00-$20.00 1/2 Hour, Organ $20.00
SUBSTITUTING – Available for substituting
Weddings, $175.00 Funerals $125.00

Krider, Dale DMA, FAGO
8411 Chervil Road
Lanham, MD 20706

Leiby, Arthur
30321 Duck Puddle Road
Kennedyville, MD 21645

Lockfaw, Wes
29116 Superior Circle, Easton MD 21601
Phone: 410-822-2677
CHURCH Christ Church, Easton, Maryland

Overstreet, Robert
4 Camelot Circle
Ocean Pines, MD 21811-2028 – phone 410-208-0403
CHURCH Retired – St. Paul’s Episcopal, Berlin, MD 410-641-4066
AVAILABLE Private Instruction, Organ $25.00, Substituting $100.00, Weddings $100.00, Funerals $150.00

Scott, Dr. Paul
10168 Waterview Drive
Ocean City, MD 21842-9635 – phone 410-213-7519
CHURCH St. Paul’s Episcopal, Berlin, MD

Shores, Thomas E.
26260 Stouty Sterling Road
P.O. Box 132
Crisfield, MD 21817 – phone 410-968-1633
CHURCH Mt. Pleasant United Methodist, 410-968-3125

Todd, Joel Jacob Jr.
7406 Libertytown Rd.
Berlin, MD 21811

Todd, June R.
300 5th Street
Ocean City, MD 21842 – phone 410-289-7373
CHURCH Atlantic United Methodist, Ocean City, MD 410-289-7430
AVAILABLE Weddings $100.00, Funerals $75.00

Wheatley, Elsworth
467 Dueling Way
Berlin, MD 21811 – PHONE 410-641-9196
CHURCH St. Peter’s Lutheran, Ocean City, MD

Young, Robert E.
CHURCH Director of Music Ministries
Asbury United Methodist Church, 1401 Camden Ave. Salisbury, MD 21801
Phone 410-749-2131, x104

Zimmer, Susan – SPC
26775 Nanticoke Road
Salisbury, MD 21801 – phone 410-677-0301
CHURCH Wicomico Presbyterian, Salisbury, MD 410-749-5792
TEACHING Music Faculty at Salisbury University
Weddings $200.00, Funerals $150.00



Grace Lutheran Church in Easton, MD is seeking an organist to work with our Director of Music in providing creative and meaningful music in a liturgical tradition. Organist will be responsible for playing all service music to include a prelude, postlude, hymns, sung liturgy and accompanying choir or soloist at two Sunday services each week, plus one mid-week choir rehearsal and additional services throughout the year such as Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve, etc… The salary will follow AGO guidelines for this ¼ time position. For a full job description and to apply please call 410-822- 2904 or email

Manokin Presbyterian Church in Princess Anne, Maryland is seeking an ORGANIST for our Sunday Worship & occasional Special Services. We are seeking someone who has innovative and creative music talents. Our Wicks pipe organ has recently undergone numerous up grades so should show your best talents. Interested people should call for an interview and financial arrangements. Call 410.957.4143 Rev. Dave Parke.

PIANIST NEEDED in the Pocomoke City, MD area: Mt. Zion Church, Oxford St., Pocomoke. Practice and 11:00 service (Sunday). Contact: Mrs. Sudie Gatling, 410-957-1913.

ORGANIST /CHOIR DIRECTOR NEEDED for Grace & St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Baltimore MD.
Paid benefits, paid vacation, 60 rank Austin organ, paid choir, one week night rehearsal, one Sunday mass, several evening masses per year Large music library, Very strong traditional English cathedral type of choral music program.
Visit Church web site for more information

The people of Trinity Cathedral in Easton, Maryland are seeking to fill the part time position of MUSIC DIRECTOR (ORGANIST AND CHOIR DIRECTOR). Salary is tentatively $20,000-$25,000 and includes four weeks paid vacation and funding for continuing education. Trinity provides the use of a 2 manual 16 rank Moeller organ featuring natural wood keys located in its beautiful sanctuary. Trinity also offers the use of a handbell set, a Yamaha electronic keyboard, and work and rehearsal space with ample and designated storage.
Trinity Cathedral is a historic Cathedral, dating back 120 years and is in the process of revitalization, under the direction of the Dean, his staff, and the Chapter. The Music Director is an important component of the leadership team. Specific duties for the Music Director would include, but would not be limited to, selection and provision of music and the preparation of the choir for the Sunday 10:15 a.m. service and for other special services such as funerals and weddings. It is expected that the Music Director would provide a growing and diverse parish a program of blended music, and regular education through blog, newsletter, website, etc., and it is expected that he/she would participate in whatever way appropriate in the life events of the parish. In addition to possessing the required performance skills on the organ and keyboard, it is hoped that the Music Director will possess demonstrated choir development skills, including skills in recruitment and vocal training. Trinity hopes at some time soon to allow the Music Director the opportunity to begin to intentionally involve the youth of the parish in music ministry.
Candidates interested in the position of Music Director, or candidates interested in a position of Organist only or Choir Director only, should contact The Very Reverend Gregory L. Powell, at 410-443-4556 or

Gettysburg United Methodist Church seeks an organist/pianist
for music for 10:30 AM, Sunday worship services as well as for other special worship services planned through the year.Choir rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings, September through June.
Part time position, requiring approximately 10 hours a week.
Competitive salary. Please send resume’ with references to:
Gettysburg United Methodist Church
30 West High Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
ATTN. SPRC Judy Woolston
Church Phone – 717-334-3032

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


Any Salisbury Chapter AGO member who presently holds any AGO degrees, please let the webmaster know, so your AGO degree can be placed next to your name in the Chapter Membership List.


Contact Us
CHAPTER OFFICERS FOR 2012-2014DEAN AND NEWSLETTER EDITOR: Susan E. Zimmer (W)410-749-5792 (H) 410-677-0301 (FAX) 410-677-0301
E-Mail ssz749@yahoo.comTREASURER: Thomas E. Shores (H) 410-968-1633SECRETARY AND WEBMASTER: Robert E. Young
Phone 410-749-2131, x104 E-Mail robert@asburyweb.orgCHAPTER E-MAIL:




Rodgers Organs
Johannus Organs

Mid-Atlantic Symphony


Asbury United Methodist, Crisfield, MD
Asbury United Methodist, Salisbury, MD
Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg, VA
Saint Andrews Episcopal Church, Princess Anne,
Saint Pauls Episcopal Church, Berlin, MD
Saint Peters Episcopal Church, Lewes, DE
The Community Church at Ocean Pines, Berlin, MD
Trinity United Methodist, Salisbury, MD
Wicomico Presbyterian, Salisbury, MD

Any Salisbury Chapter member having a church that has a website, are invited to send the web address to the webmaster at, and it will be posted.

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