Worcester AGO Sub List (last updated on November 15, 2022)

One of the services we offer is to maintain a list of chapter members who are available to substitute for worship services. All current members of the Worcester Chapter are eligible to be included and can submit their information through the password-protected Members Area (please make sure your chapter membership is up to date!)

All information below has been submitted by those included and can not be confirmed by the chapter; this list is a referral service only, making no warranty for skills offered and is not a legal part to any agreement made between a subsitute and anyone contracting their services.

JANEEN T. BAKER
rexjaneenbaker@gmail.com / 978-464-2661
Availability: Saturday AM & PM, Sunday AM & PM, Weekdays AM & PM (except July through Labor Day)
Capacities: Organ, Piano
Denominations:
Catholic, Protestant
Education:
Master of Music, ChM certification
Experience: 50+years playing professionally
Travel Radius: <25 miles from Princeton

KURT BLOMSTROM
kablomstrom@gmail.com / 508-832-3701
Availability: Saturday AM, Weekdays AM
Capacities:
Organ, Piano, Choir 
Denominations:
Catholic, Protestant
Education:
Bachelor of Arts (Music)
Experience:
Many years liturgical and non-liturgical, traditional and contemporary
Travel Radius:
<25 miles from Auburn

RANDOLPH BLOOM
conbloom@aol.com / 508-755-7906
Availability: Sunday AM & PM, Weekdays AM & PM
Capacities: Organ, Choir
Denominations: Protestant
Education: Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English & Education
Experience: 36yrs teaching middle school; served several area churches as asst. organist and music minister for years
Travel Radius: <30 miles from downtown Worcester

ROBIN DINDA
robin@robindinda.com
Availability: (mid-June through late August) Sundays AM & PM, Saturdays AM & PM, Weekdays Am & PM
Capacities:
Organ, Piano, Choir
Denominations:
All
Education:
Doctor of Musical Arts (Organ Performance), FAGO certification
Experience:
40yrs playing in churches; Professor of Humanities at Fitchburg State University; published composer 
Travel Radius:
<40 miles from Fitchburg

KAREN HAYNES DVARECKAS
kh288411@aol.com / 774-239-5739 (leave msg)
Availability: Sundays AM & PM, Saturdays AM & PM, Weekdays AM & PM
Capacities:
Organ, Piano, Guitar, Choir
Denominations:
Episcopal, Roman Catholic, Congregational, Non-Denominational
Education:
Bachelor of Music Education (Anna Maria College), course work at Lowell State College
Experience:
50yrs as pianist; 45yrs as organist/choir director in Worcester-area churches; retired music teacher
Travel Radius:
<25 miles from Rutland

DIANE FRENCH
dafrsf@earthlink.net
Availability:
Capacities:
Denominations:
Education:
Bachelor of Arts
Experience:
Travel Radius:

KARIN J. GUSTAFSON
kjgustafson@verizon.net / 508-879-7262
Availability: Sundays AM, Weekdays AM & PM
Capacities:
Organ, Piano, Choir
Denominations:
Episcopal, Lutheran, Congregational, Mainline Protestant 
Education:
Bachelor of Music (organ) from Westminster Choir College; Master of Music (organ) from Boston University
Experience:
Several organist/director positions in Presbyterian and Lutheran churches; active as substitute or interim
Travel Radius:
<30 miles from Framingham

MALCOLM HALLIDAY
rmhallidayjr@gmail.com
Availability: (May-September) Sundays AM & PM, Saturdays AM & PM, Weekdays AM & PM
Capacities: Organ, Piano, Choir, Handbells
Denominations: All (with particular experience in liberal Protestant)
Education: Master of Music (Piano Performance), FAGO certification
Experience: 28yrs as Minister of Music at First Congregational in Shrewsbury; former director, Master Singers of Worcester
Travel Radius: <50 miles from Ashburnham

NATACHA RIST
nristmusic1@gmail.com
Availability:
Capacities:
Organ, Piano, Choir
Denominations:
Education:
Master of Music (Boston University), Diploma in Piano (Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris)
Experience:
Vocal Accompanist; Trained in traditional and suzuki piano methods
Travel Radius:

LOIS Z. TOEPPNER
loistoeppner@gmail.com / 978-376-4036
Availability: Sunday AM (except first of month), Weekdays AM & PM
Capacities:
Organ, Piano, Choir, Handbells
Denominations:
Catholic, Protestant, Nondenominational, Temple
Education:
Master of Music (Boston Conservatory)
Experience:
29yrs as Minister of Music; Former AGO Regional Councillor & National Secretary; Active Substitute 
Travel Radius:
<50 miles from Westborough

RICK ZINKUS
riczin58@charter.net / 508-450-1261
Availability: Sunday AM
Capacities: Organ, Piano
Denominations: Catholic
Education: Bachelor’s in Elementary Education & Business Management; Master’s in Educational Leadership/Administration
Experience: 34yrs as Director of Music/Organist & Associate Organist in the Worcester Dioceses, 38yrs as Elementary Teacher/Elementary School Principal
Travel Radius: <25 miles from Worcester