From the Dean:
We've had some challenges with this cold and snowy weather. But it didn't undo us for our January meeting. We had a very gratifying evening beginning with a delicious dinner in a beautifully set dining hall (probably the most beautiful setting we've ever had for a monthly dinner). And I was both pleased and distressed that we ran out of programs for the concert upstairs! Our thanks again to Mary Engel, her assistant Mark Ihde, Pastor Heidi Peterson, and their congregation who received us warmly as hosts. Thanks also to Dina Evans, the KU Brass Faculty, especially Stephen Leisring and his students who came back early from their Christmas vacation.
One of the goals of the year's programs is to offering resources and a forum to share ideas and music. February's gathering, weather willing, will be at Leawood United Methodist Church, 2915 West 95 Street (about 1 1/2 miles west of State Line on the south side of 95th Street). Their beautiful and resonant sanctuary with the Berghaus pipe organ will provide a wonderful setting for our Wedding Workshop. I hope every musician who sings or plays for weddings will go from this meeting with some new gems to add to your favorites. There will be processionals, recessionals, wedding hymns, vocal solos, and some additional instrumental pieces for prelude ideas. Take-home lists will also be offered. Dinner will be downstairs at our usual hour and the program at 7:30 p.m. So, unless you have a hot date, or even if you do, come join us for the evening!
PS—A couple of other items to announce:
I have received brochures from the Colorado Springs Chapter announcing their Pipe Organ Encounter in their beautiful city for June 12-17, 2011. If you know of anyone interested age 13 - 18, this could be an inspiring summer camp.
ALSO, please note that our last program of the year with guest organist Vincent Dubois from Soissons Cathedral will be on May 15 which is a Sunday evening--there was a mistake in the calendar I gave to the our faithful directory publisher, Laura Griggs!
Monday, February 14 at 7:30 pm
Leawood United Methodist Church
2915 West 95th Street, Leawood, KS
Punch bowl and fellowship at 6:00 pm
Dinner at 6:15 pm
Menu: Pineapple Grilled Chicken, Wild Rice Blend, Carrots with Sugar Snap Peas, Broccoli Salad, Cornbread, Cherry Pie Cost: $9.
Please call Jane Dauer at 816.252.3787 or email@example.com to make a reservation. The deadline for called-in AGO dinner reservations is 10 PM on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9. When making your reservation, please indicate how many people you are reserving for. (If you have a standing reservation and are just calling to make sure you will have a place, please also indicate that).
The next meeting is Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 10:30 am at Immanuel Lutheran in Westport. All committee chairs, elected positions and long-range planning committee members are expected to attend. If you must be absent please contact Carol Wallace at 816.468.6596 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The GKCAGO/Quimby chapter competition for young organists will be held Saturday, March 12, 2011, from 9 am-noon at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 40th and Main. We have three competitors.
In order to hold the competition, we will need three page turners who would be able to meet with the performers to rehearse, along with two mentors who would be in the room during rehearsals as well. This would probably involve some time on Thursday, Mar. 10 and/or Friday, Mar. 11. We may also need a host for one of the competitors. If you would be willing to assist with this, please contact Ann Posey, 816-507-2744, or email@example.com.
To help promote our craft as musicians we need to encourage the quality education of our youth. As Youth Committee Chair I feel we need to promote our AGO piano & organ teachers.
If you would like to advertise your private piano/organ studio in the Bombarde, as we do our AGO substitutes, please submit your information to David Weldy. Please include name, phone, years of teaching experience, AGO certification, general location of your studio and a specialty if you have one; church music, classical literature, jazz, ETC.
—Submitted by Youth Committee Chair: Rev. David Weldy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Although our chapter is not hosting a POE this year, we can still do our part to support this important outreach program of the AGO. If you know of an interested organ or piano student, please direct them to http://www.agohq.org/education/pdf/AGO-POE-AD.pdf . Please note – there is now a POE+ for adults, so if you missed your opportunity for summer organ camp as a teenager, it’s not too late!
Placement Coordinator: Mary Bronaugh Davis, email@example.com
Central United Methodist Church, 5144 Oak Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112 (www.centralcares.com) is seeking an organist/pianist to lead worship at two Sunday services and to accompany the two existing choirs. Central boasts two pipe organs: a 3 Manuel, 52 Rank Casavant (1967/2005) in the Sanctuary and a 2 Manuel 4 Rank Miller/Gottschall (1973) in the Chapel. This is a quarter time position (12 to 15 hour). Interested applicants please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Presbyterian Church, 601 East Oak Street, Pleasant Hill, MO 64080 is seeking organist for Sunday and Seasonal/Special Services, 90 member congregation, Allen AE Model, 2 manuals. Contact Ebony Shaffer at email@example.com or 816/892/2155, Frances Armstrong at 816/987/4132, or Patty Sudhoff at 816/224/2677.
First Presbyterian Church of North Kansas City, 23rd & Fayette, North Kansas City, MO 64116, small congregation, traditional service, salary $N. Time commitment 10-12 on Sundays plus about an hour on Tuesday evenings. Contact Gretchen Gober, Music Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816/699-5974.
High School Accompanist
Odessa High School has a part-time classroom accompanist position open. Odessa , MO is on I-70 approx. 40 min. East of downtown Kansas City . The position is for 20 hours per week at $15.00 per hour. Approx time 8:30-1:00 Monday-Friday. Schedule is negotiable. Odessa High School has four choirs classes that meet daily. The position would include extra paid hours for musical, show choir, contest, and other after school events. Contact Scott Harvey, choir director at Odessa High School 816-633-5533 or email@example.com
Chancel Choir Accompanist
St. Paul 's United Methodist Church, 7740 Lackman, Lenexa , KS 66217 (approx. 500 membership) is seeking a Chancel Choir Accompanist. Sunday 10:50 a.m. service plus Wednesday evening 90 minute choir rehearsal, other rehearsals as necessary, special services, occasionally 8:15 a.m. Sunday. Salary approximately $100 per week, depending on hours required, Resumes and contact information should be sent to Royce Ann Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-961-4255.
Sunday, February 6, 3:00 pm:
Super Bowl Sunday XII Concert: On Sunday, February 6, Jan Kraybill will present her twelfth annual Super Bowl Sunday concert at the Community of Christ Temple. The program will focus on how the organ has been used in the music world through the years, anticipating the birthing of a new member of the family with the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Her program includes: Chaconne in G Minor – Louis Couperin, Concert in F Major – George Frideric Handel, Pictures at an Exhibition – Modeste Mussorgsky,
Trio Sonata in C Major (1st movement) – J.S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue in B Major – Marcel Dupré. The concert is free and will be finished in time to allow sports fans to watch the entire Super Bowl game!
Sunday, February 13, 3:00 pm
Rainbow Performing Arts Series: UMKC Fellowship Brass Quintet, performing works of Eugene Bozza, Samuel Barber, and Anthony DeLorenzo. Admission is free; donations will be used to provide future Performing Arts Series concerts.
Friday, February 18, 12:10 pm
Westport Brown Bag Concert Series: Elaine Fox, Mezzo-soprano, and Richard Williams, accompanist. Sponsored by The Westport Center for the Arts, the concert is at Westport Presbyterian Church, 201 Westport Road in Kansas City, Missouri. FREE, coffee and cookies provided. Donations gladly accepted.
The KC AGO Marionette Crew would love to put on a production for the children of your church or school. Johann Sebastian Bach and his friends will come alive to explore the numerous possibilities that only a pipe organ can offer. Contact Mary Davis at 816/436-1419 or email@example.com to book an educational experience through this exciting presentation.
For the collection of 2011 dues, National Headquarters will be starting a process of collecting dues and entering membership information online. There will continue to be accommodation for chapter members who do not have computer access or who are not comfortable with online payment. More information will be shared as it becomes available. We just wanted to give you a heads’ up as we move into the new year. –Submitted by Pam Robison, registrar
Please add the following to your directory:
4941 Laramie Lane
Kansas City MO 64129
Home phone: 816-861-7737
Cell phone: 816-536-7584
Now is the time to beginning planning for AGO certification exams. They are a great motivation to improve your professional skills. Contact Ted Stewart for more details.
firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-254-5665.
Substitutes listed are members of the local organ guild. The ones who hold AGO certificates have passed requirements of the national American Guild of Organists for various levels of service playing and choral conducting. However, the Greater Kansas City AGO is not an endorsement agency for service provided by the persons listed here. To learn proficiency of substitutes, feel free to ask them for references.
These substitutes have passed various levels of AGO certification requirements:
|Scott Foppiano, MM, CAGO - org, dir, soloist, lit||816-437-8557,
|Alan Gagnon, SPC, org, lit||603-660-8408 (cell)|
|Jan Kraybill, DMA, FAGO||816-833-1000, ext. 2432|
|Nick Mourlam, SPC – org, lit||913.488.1272|
|John Pitchford, MM, SPC – org||913.663.3768|
|Claudette Schiratti, MM, AAGO - org, dir, lit||913.530.0960 (cell)|
|Barbara Tankard Thatcher, CAGO||816.796.3706|
|Ann Warzyn, BME, SPC - org||816.453.5027|
|SPC = service playing certificate, CAGO = Colleague certification
AAGO = Associate certification, FAGO = Fellow certification
The following have various degrees in organ or church music at the college or post-graduate level:
|Tom Atkin, MSM - org, lit||913.722.2404|
|Joyce Berg, MM – org||816-741-7388|
|Phyllis Curtis, MM – org
(4th & 5th Sundays only)
|Michael Phelps, BA – org, piano, lit||816-686-5454|
|Dale Ramsey, MM – org, dir||816.322.8985|
|Ann Marie Rigler, DMA – org, lit||816.415.3792
or 816.781.7700 x5199
|Nancy Stankiewicz, BA – org, lit||913.642.8642|
|org=organist; lit=liturgical worship; dir=choral director; pian=pianist|
The following also offer their services:
|Lisa Shephard Galchick, org, lit||816.587.9290 or
|Jonathan Gregoire, org||320-333-8894 (cell)|
|Kathy Hellwege, BSE in Music & English||913-362-0594 or
|Roland Pera, bass soloist||913-268-8918 or
|Brent Stull – org, lit, dir (Saturdays only)||(620) 794-1940 (cell) or email@example.com|
|Marilyn VanderLinden - org, lit||816.665.4441|
|org=organist; lit=liturgical worship; dir=choral director; pian=pianist|
The absolute deadline for submissions to Bombarde's editor is the 20th of each month. Please email your information to firstname.lastname@example.org.