Message from the Dean
Dear Potomac AGO Chapter Members, Friends, and Observers,
Welcome one and all who are visiting our website either for the first time or as a welcomed returning searcher.
I am honored to serve as Dean of the Potomac Chapter and to work with a collegial board to bring programming and events to you that enrich our experiences as musicians in the church and that provide outreach to the community at large.
When I served as SubDean for the last two years, I was delighted to enable and encourage the collegial interaction between the three chapters—District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, and Potomac (ours). I have watched relationships continue to grow. I have participated in coordinating the events that bring us all together—we all benefit as we can draw from a wide breadth of knowledge and experience. Of course, we at Potomac sponsor our own events as well.
As we move forward, we continue to engage events and programs that appeal to a wide variety of people and interests. Please keep in touch with this website for updates on events as they come along.
If you are a member of Potomac—great! If you are not and you wish to join, please go to the pull-down for membership and join us! We would welcome you to our chapter gladly!
The Potomac board is a dedicated board that works diligently throughout the year. The members have a wide variety of experiences, all the way from the newer organist to the organist with many years of experience.
I, personally, have really enjoyed the collegiality and congeniality that I have experienced since joining the Potomac Chapter and I would hope that your experience would be the same if you joined.
I would be delighted to meet you at an event. Please make sure to introduce yourself and perhaps share some of your thoughts with me.
Brenda J. Weiser, Dean
NEW WEBSITE in progress
AGO Chapter and Church Programs
Heel and Toe, the newsletter of the Potomac Chapter of the American Guild of Organists,
is published quarterly in March, June, September and December.
Deadline for the December 2018 issue is November 10.
Submissions may be sent to the Editor electronically:
Carl Schwartz firstname.lastname@example.org
Dean Brenda Weiser 301-639-4396 email@example.com
Co-SubDeans Ann Bartlow 301-525-4026 firstname.lastname@example.org,
John Widmann 301-788-2806 email@example.com
Secretary Deborah Kijak-Hess 301618-3448 firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Gerald Piercey 301-642-2809 email@example.com
Registrar Clarice Snyder 240-417-5873 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hospitality Carl C. Schwartz 301-236-0315
Heel & Toe Editor Carl Schwartz email@example.com
Chaplain Rev. Dr. Ed Kelaher firstname.lastname@example.org
Members at Large
Class of 2019
Carl C. Schwartz email@example.com 301-236-0315,
David McCahan DFMc37@gmail.com 301-345-5465
Class of 2020
Emily Koons firstname.lastname@example.org 301-788-0337
Ann Timpane email@example.com 301-654-7767
Class of 2021
Michael Hart firstname.lastname@example.org 301-613-1400
Mary Ann Willow 301-424-6523 email@example.com
Potomac Organ Institute:
TEACHERS: The Potomac Chapter makes no claim or representation regarding the skills or qualifications of any of the listed individuals. Determination of same is the responsibility of the party engaging their services.
Karen K. Bartman 202-213-6895
PIANO & ORGAN firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolyn Booth 301-963-1353
PIANO, ORGAN, THEORY/HISTORY CLBmuscmkr@aol.com
Jane Bowie 410-859-0020
General Music email@example.com
Carol Dennis 301-216-5057
Jeffrey J. Doenges 301-571-1711
PIANO, ORGAN firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Koons Primary Cell 301-788-0337
PIANO Home 410-346-7161 email@example.com
Kenneth Lowenberg 301-299-8765
Organ, Theory, Composition firstname.lastname@example.org
Serena Moore 301-499-8818
Linda J. Pannebaker 301-572-7274
Jeffrey Pannebaker 301-572-7274
Peter John Patente 301-449-6394
ORGAN and PIANO
Elizabeth D. Schneider 301-408-3839
PIANO CELLO MUSIC THEORY email@example.com
Clarice Jane Snyder 240-417-5873
PIANO and ORGAN firstname.lastname@example.org
Kitty Yang 301-717-4120
SUBSTITUTE MUSICIANS – POTOMAC CHAPTER
This is a list of persons who have indicated a desire to be called for substituting at church services. No specific qualifications are implied by their inclusion on this list. There are individuals on this listing that may still be in the learning phase of their career and the Potomac Chapter has no knowledge of their capability to serve as a substitute. The employer is responsible for determining that a substitute will adequately meet the needs of the church.
Abbreviations: O – Organist, D – Director, OD, Organist/Director, H – Handbells, L – Liturgical Services, NL – Non-Liturgical Services, S – Synagogue, DC – Available in DC, MD – Available in MD, NV, available in VA
Karen Bartman 202-213-6895
O D OD H DC MD email@example.com
Susan S. Burkhalter 301-946-1077
O D OD HB L NL NV DC MD firstname.lastname@example.org
Donald P. Chandler 443-924-8264
O OD L NV email@example.com
Judith Daffer 410-381-2014
O D OD L NL DC MD firstname.lastname@example.org
Donald R. Hague 301-989-9317
O OD L DC MD email@example.com
Kristi Johnson 301-897-5631
O L NL DC MD firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathleen Kohl 301-236-4245
O L MD email@example.com
Richard Lalumondier 301-987-2685
O D OD L NL NV DC MD MLBOS@MLBDV.com
Becky J. Lee 301-963-4788
O D OD HB L NL NV DC MD firstname.lastname@example.org
Kenneth Lowenberg 301-299-8765 Weddings and funerals only
O D OD HB L NL NV DC MD email@example.com
Lisa Norfrey 434-806-2322
O L NV firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Pannebaker 301-572-7274
O OD H L NL NV DC MD email@example.com
Clarice Snyder 240-417-5873
O OD L NL NV DC MD firstname.lastname@example.org
Eleanor Timberlake email@example.com
O L NL NV DC MD 410-730-3222
Jason West 202-413-0147
O D OD H L NL S NV DC MD firstname.lastname@example.org
John Widmann, 301-788-2806, email@example.com
O or D or O/D, H, L or NL, only in MD, preferably in Northern Montgomery, Rockville/Potomac and North.
Ingrid Williams 410-730-7038
O OD HD L MD Iwill37512@aol.com
Dale Voelker 630-267-4314
O L NV firstname.lastname@example.org
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
(none at this time)
(none at this time)
Employers and job seekers are invited to post and search listings of available positions on the Guild’s National Website.
Potomac Organ Institute
See the link below for current news and details.
Potomac Organ Institute (POI) –www.potomacorganist.org
DiGennaro-Hart Organ Company 301-320-4700
David M. Storey, Pipe Organ Service 410-728-8106
R. A. Daffer Organs 301-953-2671
Austin Organs, Inc.
Carl Schwartz, Regional Representative 301-236-0315
Lewis & Hitchcock Organs 301-931-2374
Levsen Organ Company 410-768-9557
Reuter Organs 785-843-2622
Foxes Music 703-533-7303
Jordan Kitt’s Music 800-466-9510 x 1259
Amy Taylor Harpsichords 301-530-4480
Central Pipe Organ Service 540-636-9680
Cantor Organs 800-357-4545
Mason & Risch Vocalion 703-330-1573
Stiner-Reck Incorporated 502-634-3636
Hilbus Chapter Organ Historical Society