The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 5698

Builder Identification

Texas from 1972.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North America Organ Builders by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991). --

    Robert L. Sipe was born 4 September 1940 in Dallas, Texas. He began doing organ maintenance and rebuilding while a student at Baylor University, in Waco, Texas, (1956-1959). He was a partner with J. Rodney Yarbrough in the firm Sipe-Yarbrough of Dallas, Texas, 1960-1964; the firm continued as Robert L. Sipe, Inc., 1965-1968. He was a representative of Aeolian-Skinner firm of Boston, MA, in TX, 1968; then accepted an offer to become president and tonal director of the Aeolian-Skinner Company of Randolph, MA, in 1969. He served as vice president, technical and artistic director at Aeolian-Skinner, 1970-c. 1972. After Aeolian-Skinner closed in 1972, he returned to Texas and re-established his own firm there. Robert L. Sipe & Associates is active as of December 2015. Staff: Storey Clamp.

  • For further information, see Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co.
  • For further information, see Sipe-Yarbrough and Robert L. Sipe, Inc.

Database Entries

There are 42 entries in the database that describe organs by Robert L. Sipe (& Associates).

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Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis

Original Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Ken Surley

Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by T. Bradford Willis, DDS