Message from the Dean
Welcome to the Mid-Shore Maryland AGO website! We are delighted you have taken the time to visit our site and to see what is happening in and around our region with regard to the King of Instruments. As Maryland’s newest AGO chapter, we have an energetic and growing membership that is eager to meet you! While we all share a common love for the organ and its music, we are also here for choral musicians, handbell musicians, teachers and students of music, and folks who are simply identified as enthusiasts. As you will see, our chapter has an exciting year planned, and we invite you to attend all of our events. Wishing to be a vibrant resource in our region, we hope you will consider becoming a member of the Mid-Shore Maryland AGO and be sure to let us know what types of programs would be of benefit to you and many of your colleagues.
Again, thanks for stopping by and we look forward to seeing you soon!
For Information about upcoming events, contact Wes Lockfaw at 410-822-2677.
Friday, April 29, 2022, 7:30 pm
Organ Concert: Ken Cowan, Associate Professor of Organ at Rice University
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Chestertown
$20 at the door ~ For more information call 410-778-3477
Sunday, May 15, 4 pm
Organ Concert: Dr. Richard Elliott, Principal Organist of the Mormon Tabernacle
Christ Church, Easton
Suggested Donation $20 ~ For more information call 410-822-2677
Wednesday, May 25
Commissioning Week Organ Recital – Monte Maxwell, Organist
US Naval Academy, Annapolis
Main Chapel 4:00pm – Doors open at 3:30pm
$16 General Admission. For tickets: https://navyperforms.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=98
Wednesday, May 25, 7 pm
Organ Recital: David Halls,
Director of Music Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, England
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Salisbury, MD
Free and Open to Public
For more information, visit www.SalisburySisterCities.org
Thursday, May 26, 6 pm
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Chestertown
No Ticket Required
The Mid-Shore Chapter of the AGO is proud to underwrite Pipedreams, the nationally syndicated program of organ music hosted by Michael Barone airing each Sunday, 6-8 pm on WSCL 89.5 from the campus of Salisbury University. Currently, WSCL is the only station in the state of Maryland offering this very rich and rewarding program. In order to make this program possible, the Mid-Shore Chapter relies upon the generosity of its members and supporters like you who value this programming. If you would like to be a supporter and help us keep the music playing, please consider a making a gift. Your contribution is tax deductible, and your efforts provide educational and inspiring programming throughout the Delmarva region. Please make checks payable to the Mid-Shore Maryland AGO and send it to Mid-Shore MD AGO, P. O. Box 1881, Easton, MD 21601. We thank you for your generous contributions!
For more information on Pipedreams, please visit www.pipedreams.org
Kate Bennett, Presbyterian Church of Chestertown
Barbara Brady, St. Michaels Mission Church, St. Michaels
Kenneth Brown, Cathedral of the Incarnation, Baltimore
Cora Bruner, Church of the Holy Trinity, Oxford
Leo Darmstadter, IV
David O. Hasek
Emily K. Koons
Krys Kozinski-Sansing, Saints Peter and Paul Catholic, Easton
Dale Krider, Christ Church Episcopal, Easton
Wes Lockfaw, Christ Church Episcopal , Easton
Monte Maxwell, U.S. Naval Academy
Julia Morris-Myers, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Centreville
G. Robert Tyson, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Chestertown
Gary Van Essen, Christ Episcopal Church, Stevensville
Carleen Dixon Webb
Avis Wheatley, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Chestertown
Organ Scholar/Sacred Music Intern
St. Margaret’s Church, Annapolis, MD
St Margaret’s Church (Episcopal), Annapolis, MD is excited to announce the creation of an Organ Scholar/Sacred Music Internship for the 2022-2023 academic/program year. The ideal candidate would be a current undergraduate music major eager to further strengthen their choral conducting, service playing and music ministry management skills, though consideration may be given to someone who is a year or two removed from school. Given St Margaret’s liturgical schedule, time commitment is flexible and include two Sundays per month (two services per Sunday) and one mutually agreed upon weekday on campus (roughly 10-12 hours per week), in addition to non-Sundays including Christmas Eve and Holy Week. Stipend is $12,000, which includes salary and a book allowance. The successful candidate must pass a background check and the Safe Church training per the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. Deadline to apply is June 1, 2022, with an anticipated start date of September 2022. Please submit a resume/CV along with two references to Jim Douglas, Director of Music/Organist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artistic Director, Capital Ringers, Inc.
Summary of Position:
Artistic Director (part time contractual position: 20 hours per month)
Contracting fee starting at $800/month (potentially higher based on qualifications)
Letters of interest requested by May 31, 2022
Capital Ringers, Inc. (CRI), is a non-profit community organization based in Lewes, Delaware. CRI manages the advanced community handbell group, Capital Ringers Ensemble (CRE) and owns the largest set of handbells and handchimes on the Delmarva Peninsula.
CRE performs multiple concerts per season (Spring and Winter) under the direction of the Artistic Director and concerts feature challenging handbell music in a variety of genres.
The Artistic Director directs CRE and is responsible for all preparation and planning necessary for successful rehearsals and performances. The Artistic Director is also a member of the CRI Board of Directors.
This position begins January 1, 2023; however, the successful candidate may begin as Artistic Director Designate in August of 2022, working with the current Artistic Director for leadership development and transition.
Applicants should have at least three years’ experience in conducting a musical ensemble.
For complete details visit https://www.capitalringers.org/artistic-director-search
Mail letters of interest and resumes to email@example.com
Director, Music Ministry
Presbyterian Church of Chestertown
Part Time, beginning mid-June
Purpose: Coordinate planning and implementation of a comprehensive music ministry
-Strong instrumental skills required
-Ability to play and conduct simultaneously
-Skills in instrumental and choral conducting
-Knowledge of church and sacred music
Compensation: Salary variable based on experience, plus paid vacation, and holidays.
Email resume or application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For a complete job description, visit:
Examination for the following certificates available on request.
Service Playing Certificate (SPC)
Choir Master (ChM)
Dean, Wes Lockfaw, 410-822-2677, email@example.com
Sub-Dean, Dale Krider, firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer, Donna Barker, email@example.com
Secretary, Barbara Brady, firstname.lastname@example.org
The American Guild of Organists
With Heart and Voice Broadcasts
R. A. Daffer Church Organs
Sing for joy
The United States Naval Academy