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 (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. has been a family business since its beginning(founded in South Dakota in 1971 and established in Valley Springs, South Dakota in autumn of 1972). Art Aadland and Ellen Lovseth met while attending Augustana College and singing together in the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church adult choir. Art and Ellen were married in the summer of 1971 between their junior and senior years at Augustana only two months into Art’s first pipe organ restoration contract. Ellen, who loved choral music and had been a church organist from age 14, joined forces with Art (who had the same love for choral worship) in restoring tracker action pipe organs.

    The company is a full-service pipe organ shop, building new mechanical key-action organs, tuning and servicing all makes of pipe organs, rebuilding/enlarging all types of organs, and restoring tracker-action organs. 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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