Wilmington Chapter

Last updated: April 13, 2015 at 21:37 pm

Message from the Dean 

Greetings from the Wilmington (North Carolina) Chapter! Founded in 1989, the Wilmington Chapter currently has a growing membership. While the majority of its members live in the greater Wilmington area, the chapter spans a large geographic area that includes southeastern North Carolina and portions of eastern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina. The Chapter meets monthly September through June. Each meeting includes a program which often is a concert performed by chapter members for the community, a lecture on a topic of interest or a guest artist recital. Many meetings feature a catered meal. The Wilmington chapter prides itself on presenting many concerts and events for the greater community. Many years, chapter members present a Hymn Festival for the Church Year, and a members’ organ recital. Chapter members also form the AGO Chamber Choir which performs a concert of the works of a major composer many years with chamber orchestra. The 2010 choral concert featured works of Benjamin Britten. Historic Wilmington, North Carolina, is located on the Southeastern coast of North Carolina and is home to many fine pipe organs. Builders represented include Austin, Bozeman, Casavant, Estey, Goulding & Wood, Noack, Pilcher, Schantz, E. M. Skinner, Taylor and Boody, and Visser-Rowland. For more information on the Wilmington Chapter, please contact David Lee Heinzman, Dean, at davidleeorgan@yahoo.com or Justin Smith, webmaster, at cjs@alumni.wfu.edu.

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Local Events
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015, Beckwith Recital Hall (UNCW), 7:30 PM: The UNCW Department of Music presents a concert entitled UNCW BrassFest, featuring the UNCW faculty brass ensemble, UNCW student brass ensembles, and the United States Army Ground Forces Trombone Ensemble.
  • Thursday, April 16, 2015, Cameron Art Museum, 7:00 PM: The Cameron Art Museum and UNCW Department of Music present another Pro Musica concert. This recital features exclusively the music of the American composer William Bolcom.  Barry David Salwen will perform selections from Bolcom’s Pulitzer Prize winning piece Twelve New Etudes for Piano. Seasons, for guitar, will be performed by Justin Hoke, and selections from Bolcom’s famous Cabaret Songs will be performed by Nancy King, soprano, and Robert Nathanson, guitar.
  • Thursday, April 16, 2015, Beckwith Recital Hall, 8:00 PM: The UNCW Department of Music presents student pianist Kayleigh Maneval in recital, featuring music of Mozart, Chopin, and Schubert.*
  • Friday, April 17, 2015, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 7:00 PM: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and the Wilmington AGO present concert organist Marilyn Keiser in a recital of spectacular organ literature. Music on the program includes French masterpieces, works by Bach, and compositions by composers Locklair, Paine, Powell, and Wyton.*
  • Friday, April 17, 2015, St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church (Brown Hall), 7:30 PM: Music on Market presents the Broadway musical Little Women, as performed by the music ministry of St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church, under the direction of Sharon Miller. Free tickets are required for all performances and may be picked up from the church office.*
  • Friday, April 17, 2015, Beckwith Recital Hall, 7:30 PM: The UNCW Department of Music presents student guitarist Eric McCray in recital, featuring music of Bach, Brouwer, and Villa-Lobos.*
  • Saturday, April 18, 2015, Winter Park Baptist Church, 7:30 PM: The Cape Fear Chorale, under the direction of Jerry Cribbs, presents their spring semester concert. This program will feature the Requiem in C minor by Luigi Cherubini.  This large choral group will be accompanied by an orchestra and organist Judy Siebold.*
  • Saturday, April 18, 2015, St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church (Brown Hall), 7:30 PM: Music on Market presents the Broadway musical Little Women, as performed by the music ministry of St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church, under the direction of Sharon Miller. Free tickets are required for all performances and may be picked up from the church office.*
  • Saturday, April 18, 2015, Beckwith Recital Hall, 7:30 PM: The UNCW Department of Music presents student mezzo-soprano Carolyn Fagerholm in a voice recital featuring music of Vivaldi, Schubert, Stenhammar, and Bernstein.*
  • Sunday, April 19, 2015, St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church (Brown Hall), 3:30 PM: Music on Market presents the Broadway musical Little Women, as performed by the music ministry of St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church, under the direction of Sharon Miller. Free tickets are required for all performances and may be picked up from the church office.*
  • Sunday, April 19, 2015, Winter Park Baptist Church, 4:00 PM: The Cape Fear Chorale, under the direction of Jerry Cribbs, presents their spring semester concert. This program will feature the Requiem in C minor by Luigi Cherubini.  This large choral group will be accompanied by an orchestra and organist Judy Siebold.*
  • Sunday, April 19, 2015, Beckwith Recital Hall, 4:00 PM: The UNCW Department of Music presents student guitarist Alexander Moore in recital, featuring music of Paganini and Albeniz.*
  • Sunday, April 19, 2015, First Presbyterian Church, 5:00 PM: Music at First presents well-known Wilmington pianist Domonique Launey in her annual recital. She will play solo piano works and will be joined by First Presbyterian Director of Music John Tabler in a piece for one piano, four-hands.*
  • Sunday, April 19, 2015, Beckwith Recital Hall, 7:30 PM: The UNCW Department of Music presents the UNCW String Ensemble and the Accidentals string ensemble in a concert that will be conducted by Steven Errante and Danijela Gualdi.
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015, Beckwith Recital Hall, 7:30 PM: The UNCW Department of Music presents the UNCW Saxophone Ensemble in concert, conducted by Frank Bongiorno.
  • Thursday, April 23, 2015, Kenan Auditorium (UNCW), 7:30 PM: The UNCW Department of Music presents the UNCW Chamber Winds in concert, conducted by John LaCognata.
  • Friday, April 24, 2015, Beckwith Recital Hall, 7:30 PM: The Cape Fear Jazz Society and the UNCW Department of Music present the annual Cape Fear Jazz Society Scholarship Concert, a fundraiser that provides funding for Department of Music jazz students. This concert features guest vocalist Moira Kelly, UNCW Jazz Ensemble I and the UNCW Vocal Jazz Ensemble.
  • Saturday, April 25, 2015, Beckwith Recital Hall, 4:00 PM: The UNCW Department of Music presents student saxophonist Desiree Hall in recital.*
  • Saturday, April 25, 2015, Kenan Auditorium, 8:00 PM: The Wilmington Symphony and the University of North Carolina Wilmington Opera Outreach Program present a fully-staged performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s beloved opera The Magic Flute in the Wilmington Symphony’s season finale.
  • Sunday, April 26, 2015, Kenan Auditorium, 4:00 PM: The Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra presents its annual Free Family Concert. It features a solo performance by the Junior Division winner of the 38th Annual Richard R. Deas Student Concerto Competition, Camden Stohl, violin, accompanied by the Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra.  Also on the concert will be the Girls’ Choir of Wilmington.*
  • Sunday, April 26, 2015, Church of the Servant, 7:30 PM: Chamber Music Wilmington presents baritone Thomas Meglioranza and pianist Barbara McKenzie in a concert entitled “Sublime Song,” featuring music of Faure, Schubert, and Strauss, as well as favorites from the Great American Songbook.
  • Sunday, April 26, 2015, Beckwith Recital Hall, 7:30 PM: The UNCW Department of Music presents the UNCW Classical Guitar Ensemble, directed by Justin Hoke.
  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015, Kenan Auditorium, 7:30 PM: The UNCW Department of Music presents the UNCW Wind Symphony and the New Horizons Band in concert. The program will be conducted by John LaCognata.
  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015, Beckwith Recital Hall, 7:30 PM: The UNCW Department of Music presents the annual Department of Music Honors Recital, featuring outstanding vocal and instrumental students.*
  • Thursday, April 30, 2015, Kenan Auditorium, 8:00 PM: The North Carolina Symphony concludes its 2014-2015 Wilmington series with a concert featuring Copland’s Appalachian Spring, Bernstein’s Overture to West Side Story, and Barber’s Adagio for Strings.

 *free, donations are accepted

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Newsletter

From the Dean

David Lee Heinzman, Dean, Wilmington AGO

Happy Spring AGO-ers:

I trust that everyone has survived the busy Easter and Passover season!   As we all know, spring is upon us with the increase of stuff in the air.  Aside from the pollen and allergies, how fortunate we are to live in this area to enjoy Mother Nature and her beautiful azaleas.  I have several bushes in my yard and it seems uncanny that the blooms know just when to open for the Azalea Festival.

Speaking of growth, our Wilmington Chapter continues to grow and I want to introduce two recent additions to our fold.  Mr. Alex Hill, new member and Director of Music at St. Mark Catholic Church in Wilmington; and returning member Dr. Pat Slomanski, a native of Pender County.  Welcome!

Our Chapter wishes to thank Loretta Brady who led the Lenten Spiritual Retreat last month and many thanks to Angela Daughtry for hosting the meeting at St. Therese Catholic Church.   Don’t forget our April event on Friday, April 17 when our Chapter is helping to sponsor organist Marilyn Kaiser at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Attending her concert will constitute our April meeting – you won’t want to miss this event that starts at 7:00 PM.

Just a reminder for May – mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 12 – Carolyn Craig’s recital and reception at St. Andrew’s On-The-Sound Episcopal Church.  As always, be sure to check out Wilmington’s musical events listed at the end of our newsletter.

See you on April 17.

David Lee Heinzman

Renewal Update

The national office began invoicing members in early April.  Watch your email closely for information regarding the renewal process.  You will have the option to renew online or print a paper invoice and mail it along with your check to national headquarters.  Changes have been made to ONCARD based on member suggestions so the renewal process should be easier to navigate this year.  Hopefully everyone will renew in a timely manner before summer travels begin.  Last year, nearly half of our members renewed after September 1.  Since the majority of chapter funds are derived from member dues, it is most helpful to the Planning Committee for the renewal process to be completed before they meet this summer to plan for the 2015-2016 program year.   If you need assistance with renewing  your membership, please don’t hesitate to ask.  I will be more than happy to help! – Greg Gore, Treasurer

Marilyn Keiser’s Recital Program

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and the Wilmington AGO are pleased to welcome concert organist Marilyn Keiser to Wilmington to play a twentieth anniversary recital on the Goulding and Wood organ at St. Paul’s.  Dr. Keiser’s concert, on Friday, April 17, at 7:00 PM will be the April AGO meeting.  Dr. Keiser last played the Goulding and Wood organ at St. Paul’s for the inaugural recital in 1995.

Dr. Keiser’s program is as follows:

Flourish for an Occasion William Henry Harris (1883-1973)

From Cantata 21, “Ich hatte viel Bekummerniss” (arr. Harvey Grace) J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

From Cantata 80, “Ein feste Burg” (arr. Gerald Near) Bach

Fugue in E-flat Major (St. Anne) Bach

In Memory- H.H.L. (2005) Dan Locklair (b. 1949)

Phoenix Processional Locklair

Two hymn-preludes:

That Easter Day with Joy was Bright Robert Powell (b. 1931)

Love Divine, all Loves Excelling Alec Wyton (1921-2007)

Concert Variations on the Austrian Hymn, Opus 3 John Knowles Paine (1839-1906)

Meditation (reconstructed by Maurice Durufle) Louis Vierne (1839-1937)

Fugue sur le Theme du Carillon des Heures Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)

Prelude, Opus 32, No. 1 Gabriel Pierne (1863-1937)

Carillon-Sortie Henri Mulet (1878-1967)

Visiting German-American Organist Available to Substitute

Dear colleagues:

I have worked as Music Director & Organist for almost 20 years at churches in NYC and LA among others, as well as toured internationally as both conductor and organist (incl. Carnegie Hall and a performance for the Pope on St. Peter’s Square) – and am currently taking a year or two out to travel this beautiful country.

Along the way I frequently do house/petsits for a month or so and from April 24 – May 10 I will be larger Central/Eastern NC area and will be back again for the whole month of July.

If you – or anyone in your area – needs an organ or choir director substitute, or help during concerts etc., feel free to contact me or forward my email address (gundigab@gmail.com).

You can also find more info and audio/videos on my website:

www.gundigabrielle.com

Looking forward to hearing from you!
G. Gabrielle

2015 Southeast Regional Convention

Wednesday, July 1, 2015—Saturday, July 4, 2015

Charlotte, North Carolina

Register online: http://www.agocharlotte2015.org/

Experience Queen City Grandeur with Flourishes of France!

PHENOMENAL CITY . FINE ORGANS . GREAT MUSIC AVID LEARNING . SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY

Charlotte, North Carolina is known for its many houses of worship soaring amid majestic tree canopies. Our convention will showcase fine organs played by legendary artists of illustrious renown, protégés of monumental French organists of the last century. You will enjoy Charlotte’s great diversity in varied choral and organ traditions. Ned Rorem and David Conte are among our seven commissioned artists. We have orchestrated varied concert and worship opportunities, with more than 15 dynamic seminars for both novice and professional alike over the course of our 3½-day offering. Nestled in the heart of North Carolina’s piedmont plateau, OMNI Hotel Charlotte is minutes away from our many venues. Consider an extended stay beyond our beautiful metropolitan Queen City and visit the west to experience the scenic Great Smoky, Blue Ridge, and Brushy Mountains or the east to explore the incredible coastal plain. The convention fee includes ground transportation, a wine and cheese soirée, two lunches, dinner, banquet, evening concert receptions, and a farewell brunch. We’re proud to offer the best of Charlotte at amazing affordability. Let us welcome you!

PROUDLY HOSTED BY THE AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS CHARLOTTE CHAPTER

8th Annual Sacred Music Workshop

You are invited to attend the 8th Annual Sacred Music Workshop at the University of Florida on May 4-5, 2015. Our guest clinician this year is Dr. Wilma Jensen. As usual, there will be a variety of workshops and an opportunity to visit with Wilma. If you haven’t had a chance to meet her — now is your chance. She is down-to-earth and has great ideas to share! This year’s workshop will begin at 1PM on Monday, May 4 and run until 5PM on Tuesday, May 5 (with an optional masterclass on Tuesday evening). Our new website has all of the details (including a downloadable registration form!): http://ufsmw.weebly.com. Please contact Laura Ellis (lrellis@ufl.edu) or Scott Ziegler (scottrziegler@ufl.edu) if you have any questions. Join our Facebook group so that you can stay up to date as we get closer to the event: https://www.facebook.com/Ufsacredmusicworkshop.

AGO PIPE ORGAN ENCOUNTERS WITH THE KING OF INSTRUMENTS PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR EDUCATION AND FELLOWSHIP

Six Summer Educational Programs for Teenagers and Young Adults Announced by the AGO with Generous Funding Provided by the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America and the American Institute of Organbuilders

NEW YORK CITY—The American Guild of Organists (AGO) is proud to announce four PIPE ORGAN ENCOUNTERS (POEs) and one POE (Advanced) for students aged 13–18; and one POE (Technical) for students aged 16–23 in 2015. Generous funding from the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America (APOBA) and the American Institute of Organbuilders (AIO) will support the summer programs, which will be held from coast to coast. Complete contact information for each Pipe Organ Encounter can be found in The American Organist Magazine and online at www.agohq.org. The summer schedule follows:

POE for ages 13–18
June 14–19 Wichita, Kans.
July 5–10 Valparaiso, Ind.
July 12–17 Columbus, Ga.
July 26–31 Brooklyn, N.Y.

POE (Advanced) for ages 13–18
June 14–19 Norman, Okla.

POE (Technical) for ages 16–23
June 14–19 Norman, Okla.

“The AGO and APOBA have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship since 1975,” declared AGO Executive Director James Thomashower. “Likewise, the AIO has been active in supporting the Guild’s educational programs, beginning with their partnership in Pulling Out All the Stops, a video produced jointly by the AGO, AIO, APOBA, the Organ Historical Society, and the American Theater Organ Society in 1996. Collectively, APOBA and the AIO have contributed more than $475,000 in support of the AGO’s educational programs during our long association. For their ongoing, committed generosity in supporting the Guild’s mission—to enrich lives through organ and choral music—we are extremely grateful.”

The PIPE ORGAN ENCOUNTER (POE) is an introduction to the pipe organ through instruction in organ playing, repertoire, history, design, and construction. These regional summer organ music institutes for teenage students provide private and group instruction in service playing and solo repertoire, opportunities to learn about the musical heritage of various religious denominations, and a chance for young musicians to meet others with similar interests. Basic keyboard proficiency is required, although previous organ study is not necessary. The POE (Advanced) provides intermediate to advanced classes in areas such as organ literature, history, pipe organ construction and design, music theory, improvisation, conducting, and service playing for students who have achieved a high level of success in organ study. The POE (Technical) is a program designed for students who are interested in learning the art and craft of organ building.

POE site locations are selected by the AGO Committee on the New Organist and approved by the AGO National Council after application by AGO host chapters. Applications are available from AGO National Headquarters.

2014-2015 Programs

Friday, April 17, 2015, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 7:00 PM: The Wilmington Chapter of the AGO and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church presents international concert organist Marilyn Keiser in recital.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, St. Andrews-on-the-Sound Episcopal Church, 7:00 PM: Organ concert presented by Carolyn Craig, Southeast Regional winner of the National Young Artists Competition of the AGO.

 

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Membership

Membership in the Wilmington AGO is open to all who possess a love of organ and choral music. For more information on becoming a member, please contact Greg Gore, Treasurer, at chawk92@aol.com.  You may also join online by visiting https://www.agohq.org/oncard-login/.

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Placement

Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church

Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church seeks a permanent, part-time Director of Music starting June 1, 2015.  Position is responsible for the music ministry of the church including:

–            Directing the choir

–            Playing the organ/piano for both Sunday services and seasonal services

–            Fostering new opportunities for development of musical talents in worship

This position requires a skilled musician prepared to play or be trained on the Rogers 588 digital organ and experience/training in preparing and leading the choir.

Minimum requirements:

– College degree in music or demonstrated competence and experience

– Master’s degree or equivalent experience in organ performance, choral music and vocal techniques preferred

Salary:  negotiable.  For complete position description, email rwilliams95@ec.rr.com.  Resumes may be submitted to Personnel, Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church, 1209 Lake Park Blvd.,  Carolina Beach, NC 28428.

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Messiah Lutheran Church

Messiah Lutheran Church, 3302 S. College Road, Wilmington, is seeking a qualified Director of Music.

Position open May 18.

The church has a talented, dedicated 20-voice choir, singing September-May.

Sunday service is 9:30-10:40, with special services on Wednesdays during Advent and Lent. The Pastor is young, creative, energetic and easy to work with.

Hours average 10-15 per week. Responsibilities include:

  • accompanying choir and congregation on organ (Rodgers) and piano (acoustic and keyboard), conducting choir while accompanying.
  • choosing weekly congregational hymns, choir anthems and special music based on main point for each Sunday.
  • weekly choir rehearsals September – May. Arranging for special music during the summer months.
  • working with musicians (church member is a professional flutist with the Wilmington Symphony); help with Children’s Choir; provide music for weddings and funerals (for additional fee).

Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in music, at least 5 years experience with church music and be Christian minded. Equivalent experience can be substituted in lieu of formal education. Salary $16,000-$18,000, depending on experience.

Mission for the Director of Music: To create a music experience that transcends.

Email resumes to: office@messiahwilmington.org, or call 910.791.7040. Read about Messiah at www.messiahwilmington.org.

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Graves Memorial Presbyterian Church

Graves Memorial Presbyterian Church in Clinton NC is looking for a  permanent organist.  Our 24 member choir is enthusiastic and wonderful, but is kind of lost without their accompanist.  It is a congregation of 400, with one  weekly worship service on Sunday, and regular choir practice on Tuesday nights.  1979 Casavant pipe organ, 13 ranks, 2 manuals.   Please contact Diane Viser at 910-596-7025 or iron@intrstar.net for more information.

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First United Methodist Church (Henderson)

First United Methodist Church in Henderson, N.C., is seeking a Church Organist to assist its Music Ministry in enabling its congregation, individually and together as a church family, to discover, re-discover, grow in and share God’s love through music in all of its sacred varieties.

The Church Organist is responsible for accompanying members of the Chancel Choir and other vocalists during rehearsals and worship services; providing instrumental music for worship, weddings and funerals; maintaining musical competence and professional skills through regular practice and continuing education; and working as a team player, supporting and encouraging other staff members, among other duties.

Candidates for Church Organist should have good people skills and a positive attitude; be an accomplished musician with a Bachelor’s degree in music or equivalent degree and/or experience; have a foundation and experience in utilizing the vast tradition of United Methodist music and liturgy while being equally comfortable with blended and contemporary styles of worship; and be proficient in organ and piano.

The time commitment for the position will vary but will require an estimated average of 16 hours per week at an annual salary of $18,260.

The purpose of Music Ministries and the position of Church Organist at First United Methodist Church of Henderson is to proclaim the Gospel of our risen Savior Jesus Christ and to glorify God by fulfilling our Mission: “Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.”

Applications are available from the Rev. Terry Huffines, pastor, by writing to thuff_55@yahoo.com or by calling 252-438-8791. A job description is available upon request.

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

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Certification

For more information about certification, please visit http://www.agohq.org/education/indexpcertify.html or contact the Dean at davidleeorgan@yahoo.com.

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Contact Us

Dean: David Lee Heinzman- davidleeorgan@yahoo.com

Subdean and Program Coordinator: John Sullivan – jds3rd@aol.com

Secretary, Newsletter Editor and Webmaster: Justin Smith – cjs@alumni.wfu.edu

Treasurer: Greg Gore – chawk92@aol.com

Member at Large: Lani Beuerman – lbeuerman@ec.rr.com

Member at Large: Judy Siebold – judy908@bellsouth.net

Member at Large: Mark Gansor – mark@markgansor.com

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Links

AGO Southeast Region Blog: http://agoregionivblog.blogspot.com/

AGO National Headquarters: http://www.agohq.org

Music at First: http://www.firstonthird.org/Music/MusicatFirst/tabid/73/Default.aspx

Music at St. Paul’s: http://www.saintpaulsepiscopalchurch.com/Events.htm

Music Events at UNCW: https://events.uncw.edu/MasterCalendar/MasterCalendar.aspx

Wilmington Symphony Orchestra: http://wilmingtonsymphony.org/

AGO National website