Southeastern Pa Chapter

Last updated: February 9, 2015 at 13:41 pm

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)

Membership information may be found below. gray-bar-1px

Local Events


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
January Jumpstart

Sunday, February 15, 2015    *** Cancelled ***
Time/Place T.B.D.
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
Members’ Recital

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”. gray-bar-1px




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

Further information about AGO membership may be found at:



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.

Name Telephone Email Availability
Ken Delmar  610-565-5796  Weekdays
Chris Dome  610-444-9675  Sundays Nov-Apr
Bill Gatens  610-876-5617  Weekdays
Lisa Guglielmo  610-906-7740  Some weekdays,  Sundays
Loretta Hartnett  610-352-5441  Weekdays
John E. Kampmeyer, Jr. SPC  610-731-4192  Weekdays, Sundays, Weddings
David C. Little  215-953-0352  Weekdays
Stanley Orr  610-690-0999  Sundays
Clyde S. Shive, Jr  610-622-0869  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:

AGO National Headquarters, 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1260, New York, NY 10115
Phone: 212-870-2310 Fax: 212-870-2163 Email: Website:


Contact Us
Dean: John E. Kampmeyer, Jr
Sub-Dean: Arthur P. Kalemkarian
Treasurer: Gerald F. Troy
Secretary: Mary Marissen
Registrar: Nancy F. Brown


Executive Committee:
TERM ENDING 2015:   Loretta Hartnett,  Susan Schriver
TERM ENDING 2016:   Laurie Mueller, Michael J. Trinder
TERM ENDING 2017:   Lisa Guglielmo,  David C. Little

Newsletter Editor: Laurie Mueller
Printing: John E. Kampmeyer, Jr
Circulation: William J. Gatens
Website Submissions: Donald Brown:


Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists –
Pipe Dreams radio broadcasts –
American Theatre Organ Society –
Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America (APOBA) –
Patrick J. Murphy & Associates –
Elsener Organ Works, Inc. –
Muller Pipe Organs –
Stuart Pipe Organs –
Colin Walsh Pipe Organs – – 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