Last updated: July 9, 2016 at 9:10 am
Message from the Dean
Hello and Welcome! Welcome to our Southeastern PA website as we celebrate our 55th year as an AGO Chapter. We invite you to take advantage of the variety of vibrant programs, events, and resources we offer that inspire and support organists, choral directors and organ enthusiasts. These include educational presentations, performances, workshops, and our newsletter, Vox Humana. One of our valued benefits is the friendship we derive from our colleagues by being a smaller chapter.
If you are currently looking for a national professional association in the organ and choral fields, we look forward to hearing from you. All are most welcome to attend one of our upcoming meetings and to consider joining our chapter. Not only are our meetings informative, they’re also a lot of fun.
For more information about our chapter, please contact our Chapter Dean, Gerald F. Troy (610-626-5486) GFTroy@aol.com
Membership information may be found below.
CHAPTER EVENTS 2015-2016
Saturday, September 19, 2015 10:00 am
St. Francis de Sales Church, Aston
Anthem Reading and Brunch
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 7:00 am
(meeting spot TBA)
Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall Trip
Saturday, November 14, 2015 10:00 am
Christ Church, Ridley Park
Wedding and Funeral Organ Music, by Michael Trinder
Part III of “You Can Play These, Too”
December No meeting
Saturday, January 16, 2016 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church
Saturday, February 20, 2016 9:30 am – noon
St. Clement’s Church, Philadelphia
Musical History of Westminster Abbey
March 2016 TBA
Sunday, April 17, 2016 3:00 pm
Calvary-Riverview Presbyterian Church
Sunday, May 15, 2016 5:30 pm
Home of John Kampmeyer
Annual Meeting and Picnic
Concert Event listings may be found in our monthly newsletter, “Vox Humana”.
Organists, choir directors, directors of music, and all those who love organ and choral music, regardless of denominational affiliation or musical ability, are most welcome to become a member of our chapter.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter was originally chartered as the Chester Chapter 1961. The name was changed in 1967, because many of the Chapter’s members lived and worked in the surrounding communities, and it was felt that the new name would be more inclusive. Since its origin, the SEPA Chapter has presented lectures, recitals, and workshops at monthly meetings. These programs teach, encourage, and support the church musicians and provide opportunities to develop friendships with fellow musicians.
The Chapter also prints a monthly newsletter, “Vox Humana”, which keeps members informed of Chapter news and events, contains useful articles, and lists local job opportunities.
For more information, please contact: Nancy F. Brown, Registrar, 610-358-3112 firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information about AGO membership may be found at:http://www.agohq.org/membership/indexjoin.html
SUBSTITUTE LIST (listed in alphabetical order) The Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter members listed below are available for substituting. This list is not intended as an endorsement of those musicians by the Chapter.
|Ms Gail C Buschemail@example.com||Weekdays, Saturdays|
|Ken Delmarfirstname.lastname@example.org||Weekdays, Saturdays|
|Chris Dome||610-444-9675||Sundays, Nov-Apr|
|Mary Eileen Johnston||610-633-2264||Mej01@aol.com||Weekdays, Saturdays, Sundays|
|Organ/keyboard, vocal, choir director|
|Arthur P. Kalemkarian||484-315-8079||Kalemkarian9@comcast.net||Saturdays, Sundays|
|John E. Kampmeyer, Jr. SPCemail@example.com||Sundays|
|Ryan Kellyfirstname.lastname@example.org||Weekdays, Except Wednesday evenings|
|David C. Little||215-953-0352||DavidClarkLittle@aol.com||Weekdays, Saturdays|
|Clyde S. Shive, Jremail@example.com||Weekdays|
Employers and job seekers are invited to post and search listings of available positions on the Guild’s National Website.
The American Guild of Organists (AGO) is committed to:
- improve the proficiency of organists and conductors,
- evaluate by examination attainments in organ playing, choral and instrumental training, and the theory and general knowledge of music, and
- grant certificates to those who pass examinations.Taking an AGO exam is not only a way for you to become a better musician, but it can also be a way to advertise the work of the AGO and broaden our visibility.Contact National for complete information, forms, fees, copies of previous exams, and free Hymn Booklet:
|Dean:||Gerald F. Troyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sub-Dean:||Arthur P. Kalemkarian||Kalmekarian9@comcast.net|
|Treasurer:||Gerald F. Troyemail@example.com|
|Secretary:||Jonathan A. Waldfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Registrar:||Nancy F. Brownemail@example.com|
TERM ENDING 2017: David C. Little
TERM ENDING 2018: Loretta Hartnett, Susan Schriver
TERM ENDING 2019: Ken Delmar, Mary Eileen Johnston
Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists – www.agophila.org
Pipe Dreams radio broadcasts – www.pipedreams.org
American Theatre Organ Society – www.atos.org
Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America (APOBA) – www.apoba.com
Patrick J. Murphy & Associates – www.pjmorgans.com
Muller Pipe Organs – www.mullerpipeorgan.com
Stuart Pipe Organs – www.stuartorgan.com
Colin Walsh Pipe Organs – www.walshorgans.com
www.PipeOrgans.com – a resource for organists and organ committee members who are considering the purchase of a new pipe organ or having their existing pipe organ rebuilt. A service of Peterson Electro-Musical Products, Inc.
American Guild of Organists – AGO National website