The Merrimack Valley Chapter welcomes you to our website!
Dean: Silke Maravelis - Sub-Dean: Hugh Hinton
Treasurer: Craig Seamen
Secretary: Jodi Templer
Members at Large: Linda Paulet (2019) Jay Lane (2020)
Alice Johnson Hannon (2021)
Newsletter Editor and PR: Alain Bojarski - Scholarships: Denise Ann Shea
Auditor: Shirley MacKenzie - Placement: Norma Reich
Librarian: Barbara Owen
Organ Restoration/History: Bob Reich
Chaplain: Dr. Richard Hughes
Webmaster: David G. Baker
About Our Chapter
We serve the area generally north and east of Boston. We welcome inquiries about chapter membership and programs. Send the webmaster an email by clicking this link.
You can get a copy of our current Swell to Great Newsletter by clicking here.
The "Newsletters" link above has an archive of newsletters from the last few years.
Do you know a young person interested in learning how to play the organ? The Merrimack Chapter has a scholarship program. An application is available by clicking here. For more information, see the announcement below.
The Merrimack Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (MVAGO) has established a Scholarship Fund to encourage the next generation of organists. We award scholarships annually to pre-college students who wish to attend a special course, convention, seminar, or summer music camp relating to the organ. We are now accepting applications for our 2019 scholarship awards. Students need not reside in the Merrimack Valley area, but we ask that all applicants have a MVAGO member who will serve as their sponsor. Preference will be given to organ students or students who are active in church music programs, particularly any who are desirous of attending an AGO-sponsored Pipe Organ Encounter or a Regional AGO Convention.
An application is available at this link. Completed applications should be sent to Denise Ann Shea, Scholarship Chair, preferably by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you wish to send a paper application, please address it to Denise Ann Shea, 1 Kenwood Road, Peabody, MA 01960. Applications are due April 15, 2019. If you have questions about sponsorship or any other aspect of the scholarship, please direct them to Denise Ann Shea via email. We request that scholarship recipients write a short article for the MVAGO newsletter, detailing their use of the scholarship and the ways it aided their musical growth. We also invite recipients to play in the following year's MVAGO member recital.