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Message from the Dean

Dear Colleagues:

Our next chapter event will take place on Monday evening, April 7th at 7:30pm.  It will be a master class given by Dr. Martin Jean, who is Associate Professor of Organ at the Yale School of Music and Director of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. Prior to assuming his position at Yale, he served as Associate Professor of Music and University Organist at Valparaiso University in Indiana and as Associate Professor of Music at Concordia College in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  

This event will take place at the Interchurch Center – 475 Riverside Dr. (Riverside Dr. at 120th Street) and our host will be Dr. Christopher Johnson.  Featured will be the new organ built for the Interchurch center by Orgelbau Klais Bonn, Germany – Opus 1851 (2007) 3 manuals, 22 stops, 29 ranks.  This will be the first NYC chapter event to utilize this exciting new addition to our city’s long and impressive catalogue of world-class instuments.   

The master class participants and repertory will be:

Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 548 – J.S. Bach
Noah Wynne-Morton

Praeludium in D minor, BuxWV 140 – Buxtehude
Paul Murray

Vater unser im Himmelreich (ornamented chorale) – Böhm
Douglas Keilitz

Please plan to join us for what promises to be a most exciting evening!

Please read this e-newletter carefully as it contains important information about chapter elections and dues renewal.  And, if you haven’t already done so, please plan to join AGO colleagues from near and far at our national convention in the Twin Cities this June!

With All Good Wishes,

Frank L Crosio, FAGO
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space Invitation

Nominations for the American Guild of Organists Class of 2012

Frank L. Crosio, FAGO
Director of Music, St. Patrick's RC, Huntington, NY
Paul J. Murray, Organist/ Director of Music, Church of the Holy Family, Manhattan

Mary W. Huff
Director, Children's Choir, Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, Manhattan
Associate Director of Music, Madison Presbyterian Church, Manhattan

F. Anthony Thurman, DMA
Director of Music, Irvington Prebyterian Church, Irvington-on-Hudson
Director of Development and Communications, AGO HQ

David Enlow, FAGO
Organist/choirmaster, Church of the Resurrection, Manhattan
Faculty, The Juilliard School

Renee Anne Louprette
Associate Director of Music, St. Ignatius Loyola, Manhattan

Class of 2012
Robert Ridgell
Assistant Organist, Director, Trinity Choiristers, Trinity Church, Manhattan
Director, Princeton Choirchoir
Director of Music, Archdiocese of Phiadelphia Convent of Divine Love

John King, DMA
Organist/Music director, Hitchcock Presbyterian Church, Scarsdale, NY
Director, New Choral Society, Scarsdale, NY
Faculty, Concordia College, Bronxville, NY

John Cantrell
Organist/choirmaster, St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Manhattan

Nigel Potts
Organist/ choirmaster, Christ and Stephen's Episcopal Church, Manhattan

Preston Smith
Organist/Director of Music, Church of the Ascension, RC, Manhattan

Neal Campbell, DMA
Organist/Director of Music, St. Luke's Church, Darien, CT

Chapter members in good standing are asked to mail in nominations by petition to Dr. Claudia Dumschat, Church of the Transfiguration, 1 East 29th Street, NYC, 10016 by April 25.  Nominations by petition must include five signatures of chapter members in good standing.

Official ballots will appear in the May newsletter.

Next Chapter Event: Master Class by Martin Jean

Martin Jean at Woolsey Hall, Yale University - New Haven, CT
Dr. Martin Jean
Music of the German Baroque Period
Monday, April 7, 2008

Dr. Martin Jean, Associate Professor of Organ at the Yale School of Music and Director of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, will lead a master class on the German Baroque Period on the new III/29 Orgelbau Klais mechanical-action instrument in the chapel of the Interchurch Center. Master class participants will be Noah Wynne-Morton, Paul Murray and Douglas Keilitz. More...
From the Registrar

Welcome, New Members:

Reynaldo N. Budhi (DM- New Dorp Moravian Church, Staten Island)
Christopher B. Jennings, MM (AO- St. James Episcopal Church, New York City)
Taione K. Martinez (DM- First Presbyterian Church of Trenton, NJ; D- Trenton Children's Chorus)
Jonathan Preece (Chapter Friend)

Renewal Begins Soon

Renewal letters will be going out toward the end of April.  Please watch your mailbox for the renewal letter with remittance envelope and plan to return it with your dues by the June 30 deadline.

The next chapter newsletter is the May/June 2008 issue. The deadline for submissions is April 15th. Material may be submitted to the Editor. Nine issues are published through the year on a monthly basis with combined issues for December/January, May/June, and July/August. To make changes in your email address or to subscribe to the e-newsletter, please contact Eric Birk.