The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1374

Builder Identification

Andover, Massachusetts, 1970–1974; Eugene, Oregon, 1974–at least 2006.

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). —

    Kenneth Coulter was born in 1937 in Meeker, Colorado. He studied music at Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado, 1967; he apprenticed with the Noack firm of Andover, Massachusetts. He established his own firm in Eugene, Oregon, 1974.


    • Uwe Pape, The Tracker Organ Revival in America, (Berlin: Pape Verlag, 1978), 415.


  • From OHS Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, December 10, 2016. —

    Kenneth Coulter was a doctoral student at the University of Oregon late 1960's, and was active until at least 2006 in Eugene, Oregon.


    • Douglas Bush, "Coulter, Kenneth" The Organ: An Encyclopedia edited by Douglas Bush and Richard Kassel (Utah: Psychology Press, 2006), 127.

  • From Organ Database Builders editor Charles Eberline, December 12, 2019. —

    According to Uwe Pape, Kenneth Coulter apprenticed with Fritz Noack from 1970 to 1972 and worked with him from 1972 to 1974, when he established his own firm in Eugene, Oregon.


    • Uwe Pape, The Tracker Organ Revival in America, (Berlin: Pape Verlag, 1978), 415.

Database Entries

There are 12 entries in the database that describe organs by Kenneth Coulter.

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