About Our Chapter

Excellence since 1948 and we're still going strong!


Former Deans of the Greater Bridgeport Chapter - June 2012. Front (left to right) Flora Major, Alice Evans, Carole Fanslow. Back, Alan Barthel. RoseAnne Homola, Meg Williams, Dr. Paul Knox, Dr. John Michniewicz


We're proud of our many ongoing accomplishments as a Chapter:

  • A $2,500 annual award to a student studying organ performance in an American University (M. Louise Miller Scholarship Fund - February annual solicitation).
  • Community Choral Festival featuring 200+ singers in a massed choir led by the area's finest choral conductors and accompanists
  • 2010 Pipe Organ Encounter summer program for teenage organ students led by wonderful instructors from the New Haven, Fairfield West and the Greater Bridgeport AGO Chapters.
  • Every year we present one or more programs specifically to help educate our members and build community interest in the pipe organ: workshops on choral conducting, liturgy, congegational song, improvisation, organ technique, and programs for youth such as Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza. 

Join Us!

So whether you are full time or part time church musician, or fan, choir member, soloist, instrumentalist, come get "plugged in" to the professional and social network of peers. Learn how working together and sharing our resources we can create exciting events and link you to opportunities you might not even know exist.

John Polo

Publicity, M. Louise Miller-Paul E. Knox Scholarship




Past Chapter Deans


1948-1950:   Dorothy Kish  (founder) †

1950-1952:   Ethel H. Brandon†

1952-1954:   Robert L. Lenox†

1954-1955:   M. Louise Miller†

1955-1957:   Phyllis McCurry†

1957-1958:   Dorothy Menne†

1958-1960:   Florence B. Forstrom†

1960-1961:   Charles Hickman†

1961-1962:   Patricia Brown

1962-1964:   Dorothy Partridge

1964-1966:   John Alves

1966-1968:   Francis L. Yates†

1968-1969:   Frederick DeHaven

1969-1970:   David L. Tate

1970-1972:   Carole J. Fanslow

1972-1974:   Alice B. Evans

1974-1975:   Dr. Paul E. Knox†

1975:            Alan Barthel

1976:            Sonya T. Schopick*, Donald Keene*†

1976-1978:   Sonya T. Schopick

1978-1981:   Mark C. Kasmin

1981-1983:   Barbara Bayers Muller

1983-1985:   Suzanne Scott

1985-1986:   Bruce J. Barber

1986-1989:   Marie E. Lambert†

1989-1991:   Barbara A. Bayers

1991-1996:   K. Bryan Kirk

1996-1997:   Wilma Y. Whitley

1997-1999:   Carole J. Fanslow*, Kitty Hubbard*†

1999-2003:   David L. Yoder

2003-2007:   Flora H. Major†

2007-2009:   Dr. John T. Michniewicz

2009-2012:   RoseAnne Homola

2012-2014:   Rev. Meg Williams

2015-2016:   Rev. Meg Williams*, Dottie Cameron*

2016-2017:   Dottie Cameron*, Bernadette Aubin Allan*

2017-            Dr. Frank Martignetti

 

†  Deceased

*  Co-deans

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January

07
04:30 pm | January 07
Annual Epiphany Party 2018

What would it be without an annual Greater Bridgeport AGO social event? Join us for lots to eat, a chance to play and sing with fellow colleagues and toast the new year. Executive meeting starts at 3:30 pm - RSVP required.
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May

19
06:00 pm | May 19
Scholarship Winner Recital & Annual Dinner 2018

We are thrilled to have GBAGO scholarship winner David von Behren (Yale Masters of Organ Performance student and Organ Associate at Trinity Episcopal New Haven) join us for this wonderful year-end social gathering at the historic First Congregational Church, Fairfield - RSVP for scrumptious catered dinner to Carole Fanslow fanslow@juno.com by Monday, May 13.
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