The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 13

Builder Identification

Valley Springs, South Dakota from 1972.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991). -

    Established by Art Aadland [Jr. ?] in Valley Springs, South Dakota in 1972; operated by Arthur Aadland, the son of the Rev. Arthur O. Aadland, Lutheran clergyman and part time organbuilder.


    • Michael Friesen.
    • A mailing list of purchasers of organ supplies compiled by several prominent firms.

  • From the OHS Database, Builders Listing editor, updated May 19, 2016. -

    Aadland Pipe Organ Co. is a family-owned business, established in South Dakota in 1971. Owners Art Aadland and Ellen Lovseth Aadland are both avid choral singers who met while attending college and singing together in a church choir. Ellen, who loves choral music and had been a church organist from age 14, joined forces with Art in restoring tracker action pipe organs.

    The company is a full-service pipe organ shop, building new tracker (mechanical key-action) organs, and restoring older tracker-action organs. The company does tuning and servicing, and rebuilding/enlarging for all types of organs regardless of key-action types. They also create custom wooden church furnishings.


Database Entries

There are 11 entries in the database that describe organs by Aadland Pipe Organ Co.

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