Last updated: July 17, 2015 at 9:55 am
Message from the Dean
Hello and Welcome! Welcome to our Southeastern PA website as we celebrate our 54th 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, John E. Kampmeyer, Jr (610-328-2724) firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership information may be found below.
CHAPTER EVENTS 2014-2015
Sunday, September 21, 2014 4:00 pm
Princeton Presbyterian Church, Springfield
Potluck Supper, Program
Saturday, October 25, 2014 2:00 pm
Augustus Lutheran Church, Trappe
American/Patriotic Organ Music followed by “Tombstone Tour”
Sunday, November 16, 2014 4:00 pm
Media Presbyterian Church
“You Can Play These Too (II)!”
December No meeting
Saturday, January 17, 2015 8:45 am – 3:15 pm
Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church
Sunday, February 15, 2015 *** Cancelled ***
Videos & Munchies
Sunday, March 15, 2015 3:30 pm
Proclamation Presbyterian Church, Bryn Mawr
Quality Repertoire for Small Choirs and Small Budgets
Sunday, April 19, 2015 4:00 pm
Swarthmore United Methodist Church
Sunday, May 17, 2015 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 email@example.com
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.
|Chris Dome||610-444-9675||Sundays Nov-Apr|
|Lisa Guglielmo||610-906-7740||LAEG7707@gmail.com||Some weekdays, Sundays|
|John E. Kampmeyer, Jr. SPCfirstname.lastname@example.org||Weekdays, Sundays, Weddings|
|David C. Little||215-953-0352||DavidClarkLittle@aol.com||Weekdays|
|Clyde S. Shive, Jremail@example.com||Weekdays, Sundays|
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:||John E. Kampmeyer, Jrfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sub-Dean:||Arthur P. Kalemkarian||Kalmekarian9@comcast.net|
|Treasurer:||Gerald F. Troyemail@example.com|
|Registrar:||Nancy F. Brownfirstname.lastname@example.org|
TERM ENDING 2015: Loretta Hartnett, Susan Schriver
TERM ENDING 2016: Laurie Mueller, Michael J. Trinder
TERM ENDING 2017: Lisa Guglielmo, David C. Little
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
Elsener Organ Works, Inc. – www.ElsenerOrganWorks.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