Windlines. Volume 9, number 1 (Fall 2017)
Mathiesen, Thomas J.
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Issue of the American Organ Institute Newsletter"A Message from our Director" from AOI Director Dr. Schwandt about new members of the AOI faculty and staff, a highlight of performances, and a thank you to President David Boren for his leadership and visionA Message from Clark Wilson highlighting information on the new silent film scoring course he is teaching at AOIPerformance Schedules for John Schwandt and Clark Wilson"The American Organ Institute Archives and Library" with notes on Stephanie Barth's master's thesis on Mildred Andrews Boggess, and highlights of work done in the archives by Esther Morgan-Ellis, Thomas J. Mathiesen, and William L. Coale"Thousands Strong" highlighting a successful crowd-sourced fundraising campaign for the first phase of the American Theatre Organ Journal Digitization Project"Harpsichord Week: Pluck Off!" on Alumnus Lee Ridgway's week-long seminar on harpsichord technique held at OU in May of 2017Message from student Luke Staisiunas about the benefits of attending Harpsichord WeekA Message from Damin Spritzer, DM, with information on recent and upcoming performances and the recording of a third CD of the music of R. L. Becker on the historic 1938 Kimball organ of St. John's Cathedral in DenverThe Sound of History: A Voice Reborn by Dusy Miller, outlining the rebuild and revitalization of the WKY Radio organ - Kilgen Opus 5218 - at the Oklahoma History Center, with notes on the history of the instrument including performances by organists Jesse Crawford and Ken Wright, and upcoming performancesA Message from John Riester, BS-OF, CAIO concerning the rebuild of the WKY Kilgen theatre organ, including the model exhibit that accompanies the organ at the Oklahoma History CenterMessage from John Schwandt about debut performance on the newly rebuilt Kilgen organMessage from Oklahoma Historical Society Director Bob Blackburn about the significance of the rebuilt Kilgen Theatrical OrganMessage from Adam Pajan about his efforts voicing pipes for the WKY Kilgen organ and the ability of the AOI to spend great amounts of time providing educational opportunities to students through voicingAOI's Graduating class of 2017In Remembrance: David Rumsey - A tribute to a friend of the AOI who collaborated actively on the Möller Master Roll project after having worked to digitize the master roll collection of the Welte company in Switzerland. Rumsey passed away on February 12, 2017A Message from Bryan Slocomb on being an organ builder at the AOIDoctoral student Alvez Barkoskie, IV was the winner of the Hymn Competition for College Students in celebration of Bruton Parish's 300th AnniversaryA Message from Adam Pajan, DMA with updates on his organ faculty recital with Dr. Brian Wolfe conducting an ensemble of 16 pieces of brass, timpani, and gong. Additional highlights include future performances in Germany and artist-in-residence appointment at St. John's Episcopal Church in TulsaBuilding Our Ranks: A Campaign for the Future highlighting the AOI's endowment efforts in the areas of scholarships, programming, the archives and library, professorships, travel, and enrichment. Messages in support of the endowment from Koby Harrington, Director of Development for the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts, Elaine George Elhers, Fulbright Scholar and Alumna, and Laura Geis AckermanNotes of thanks to donors Elaine (George) Ehlers, the Geis family, Ann Candamio Peak, Albert Folop, David and Betty Dodd, Rodd and Carolyn Murrow, and Dorothy Young RiessArticle outlining the project working on the Hinners Opus 1027 for the United Methodist ChurchA message from Fredrick Bahr, BM, about how he came to work at the AOIA message from Paul Watkins, MMArticle on the group trip to the Reuter organ factory in Lawrence, KansasArticle on the work of Bertrand Cattiaux and his upcoming seminar on French voicing techniques at OUHighlight of the 2017 Orchestra for Organ Transcription FestivalNote from student David Anderson on trip to the 2017 AGO ConventionMessage from Nathan Rau, MM, RPTA message from Jeremy Wance, MA, Associate Director on a recent publication, trip to Switzerland for Möller Master Roll project, and a thank you to President David BorenAdvertisements for AOI's spring 2018 trip to Paris, France and the 2018 Diane Bish Gala Weekend on April 7th and 8th presented by the AOI.