From the Dean:
Happy New Year! As I write this, I think about how we will be on the other side of the holiday flurry and considering our plans for 2011. We will launch our part of the new year with January's very special program at Central Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Missouri. If you have not seen the church in recent years, the sanctuary has been beautifully restored up to the Corinthian capitals in the woodwork. This grand space is a glimpse into Kansas City's history as this important congregation has shared its part in music and ministry. The program for January is called "Splendor in the Brass" and will feature a varied program of pieces for one to many brass players in various parts of the room. University of Kansas Faculty and Friends will play with Dr. Dina P. Evans playing organ parts. There will be some occasions for us to join the music with congregational song.
Cheers to you all.
Monday, January 17 at 7:30 pm
Central Presbyterian Church
3501 Campbell Street, Kansas City, MO
Punch bowl and fellowship at 6:00 pm
Dinner at 6:15 pm
Menu: Swiss Steak with Peppers, Onions & Mushroom Sauce; Scalloped Potatoes; Green Bean Casserole; Cranberry Salad; French Rolls; Cookies. 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, January 12. 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, January 8, 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 Convention Exploratory Committee met on December 18 to finalize details on the letter of interest. We anticipate sending the letter and packet of supporting materials to AGO National by the middle of February. We’ll keep you posted!
Dear Fellow KCAGO Members,
I have the distinct honor of playing the historic E. M. Skinner Opus 190 pipe organ every Sunday in the also historic Grand Avenue Temple UMC building at 9th and Grand Avenue in downtown Kansas City MO. Many of you have played this magnificent instrument for lunch bag concerts, different levels of AGO meetings and conferences, and as the church organist.
The instrument is well into the 98th year of supporting worship activities, still unaltered except by Mr. Skinner himself. Listeners are amazed at the variety of sound - the triple forte’s and the intoxicating Celeste - even if hearing for the first or thousandth time. Yes - even with only 30% of it working, it still makes a joyful noise!!
We are preparing for the Centennial Celebration in February 2012 of the building and instrument dedication. That’s right - 100 years!!! Mr. Ken Cowan will be performing the original dedicatory concert for this wonderful occasion. To fully replicate this century old concert, we want to restore the Opus 190 to the 1912 grandeur. Quimby Pipe Organ will be performing the restoration. We hope to be able to use a small portion of the funds raised to maintain this status once restored, returning the on-going availability of concert use of this important instrument.
You can become a part of our restoration and centennial celebration in the following ways:
1. Please email (email@example.com) or snail mail your memories and experiences with this instrument and building. We hope to make use of chosen stories in our Centennial Celebration literature.
2. Consider making any size monetary contribution to help fund the restoration and maintenance of this historic instrument.
Checks can be made out to Grand Avenue Temple with Opus 190 Restoration noted in the memo line. All donations are tax deductible. Donations and memories/experiences can be mailed to:
Grand Avenue Temple UMC
Opus 190 Restoration
205 E. 9th St.
Kansas City, MO 64106
Together, we can return the grandeur Mr. Skinner originally built into his Opus 190, the only still working, unaltered 4 manual E. M. Skinner left in the world. Let’s assure its availability for us AND for future generations!
Musician, Grand Avenue Temple UMC
The Bombarde editor has received a request for information about Powell Weaver, organist and teacher in the Kansas City area. There is some biographical information available, but if anyone has personal stories or remembrances that you would like incorporated into a Wikipedia article, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is another way to preserve our rich Kansas City organ history.
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 or give them the page printed at the end of this Bombarde (for those who receive the Bombarde in the mail). 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
John Knox Presbyterian Kirk, 11430 Wornall Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64114. Organist for one traditional worship service Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m., accompanist for weekly choir rehearsal on Wednesday evenings, 7:00-8:30 p.m. and Sunday mornings, 9:00-10:00 a.m. Salary - $12,000/year for approx. 10 hours/week. Contact Gailyn Strayer, 816-941-4817(home), 816-235-6732 (work) or firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking for someone to fill this position as soon as possible - interim through Advent, permanent immediately or beginning in January 2011.
Parkville Presbyterian Church, 819 Main Street, Parkville, MO 64152 is seeking a Director of Music Ministries/Organist to provide overall leadership for the choral, vocal and instrumental music of the church in collaboration with the pastors and other worship leaders. The position is 25-30 hours/week, includes choral and keyboard leadership at two Sunday services, plus Wednesday evening rehearsal, plus additional services and rehearsals for Holy Week, and other occasional special services. Seeking applicant with a desire to build a full music program in the church. Position begins January 2011. Salary negotiable based on experience. For more information, or to submit a resume, contact Pastor Brian Ellison, email@example.com.
Director of Music Ministry:
Stilwell United Methodist Church, 19335 Metcalf Ave., Stilwell, KS 66085 (300 member church). Position available January 3, 2011, 10-20 hours weekly. Organ & piano skills required, leadership of Sanctuary Choir and Adult Bell Choir plus responsibility of developing a music program for children and youth choirs. Send resume to Ken Parker, pastor at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 913-897-2101.
Stilwell United Methodist Church, 19335 Metcalf Ave., Stilwell, KS 66085. Position available January 3, 2011, 5 hours weekly - Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings during church choir’s season, 3 hours weekly during church choir’s off-season. Organ & piano skills required, nursery care available. Provide Sunday worship accompaniment as needed as well as accompanying the various choir rehearsals. Send resume to Ken Parker, pastor at email@example.com or call 913-897-2101.
Christian Church of Clinton (Disciples of Christ), 1201 East Ohio, Clinton, MO 64735 (250+ member church). Contact Nina East, Worship Chair at 911 NE Hwy C, Calhoun, MO 65323 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or 660-525-2047 (cell).
Indian Heights United Methodist Church, 10211 Nall Ave., Overland Park, KS 66207, Part-time position. Two Sunday services at 8:30 and 10:30. Monday evening Choir rehearsals 6:30-9:30. Must possess excellent piano proficiency and organ skills as well as be comfortable playing both traditional and contemporary music. Competitive Salary. For further information and a full job description, contact Robert Douglas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Director of Music/Organist:
Central Presbyterian Church, 3501 Campbell St., Kansas City, MO is seeking a Director of Music/Organist (Austin pipe organ, 34 rank, 3 manuals) to provide leadership for choral and hand bell choirs. Congregation under 100 members. Half time position includes rehearsals, one Sunday worship service plus other occasional services and worship planning time with pastor. Position begins February, 2011. Salary negotiable depending on experience. For information or to submit resume contact Pastor Heidi Peterson. firstname.lastname@example.org. Church website address is www.centralpreskc.org.
There were no recital announcements submitted to the Bombarde editor for January. For a general list of area musical events, please visit www.kcmetropolis.org.
GKCAGO makes no endorsement of items for sale and offers this listing as a service to members
One-manual Harpsichord for Sale:
1 x 8, Zuckerman kit built in 1963 by Barclay. Needs renovation. $400.00. Contact Marian Thomas: email@example.com
Kiepper Pipe Organ Company:
2 Manual, 10 Rank pipe organ. $75,000 installed. This organ utilizes 10 ranks of Pilcher pipe work dating about 1930's that is in pristine condition. It will have brand new wind chests, new blower, new control system. The specification can be added to at additional charges. Organ comes with a 10 years parts and labor warranty. Nothing final until contract is signed. Organ will take 6 - 8 months to build. For more information and specifications, contact Kiepper Organ Company, Christopher Kiepper, 737 S. New Avenue, Unit B, Springfield, MO 65806. www.kiepperorgans.webs.com or 417.619.1350.
Please make the following corrections and additions to your current Greater Kansas City Chapter of American Guild of Organists Directory:
Carolyn Anderson, BM
Prairie Village KS 66207-2661
Home phone: 913-381-0602
Cell phone: 816-718-2812
Alex Eykamp, BA, SPC
2328 Murphy Dr , Apt #9
Lawrence KS 66046
Cell phone: 605-270-0707
Redeemer Presbyterian Church
9333 W 159th St
Overland Park KS 66221
4900 N Cleveland Ave
Kansas City MO 64119
Home phone: 816-455-2991
Community of Christ International Headquarters
1001 W Walnut
Independence MO 64051
Michael Quimby, BME, MA
PO Box 434
Warrensburg MO 64093
Home phone: 660-864-5206
President and Tonal Director
Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc
PO Box 434
Warrensburg MO 64093
Business phone: 660-747-3066
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
|Stephen Kucera, org||913-400-2307 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.