The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 6337

Builder Identification

Los Angeles, Califonia, 1960; Highland, Illinois, 1960-1966; West Springfield, Massachusetts, 1973; Houston, Texas, from 1973 to at least 1992.

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). —

    Apprentice with Verschueren firm of Amsterdam, 1954-1959; with Holzinger Organs, Los Angeles, California, 1960; with Wicks Pipe Organ Company of Highland, Illinois, 1960-1966, installer; with Walcker Orgelbau of Germany, 1966-1970, installer and United States tonal director; with Berkshire Organ Co. of West Springfield, Massachusetts, 1973; partner with Jan Rowland in Visser-Rowland Associates of Houston, Texas, 1973; active in 1992.

    Sources:

    • The American Institute of Organbuilders (AIO): 1989 membership directory.
    • The Diapason, April 1974, 13.
    • Uwe Pape, The Tracker Organ Revival in America, (Berlin: Pape Verlag, 1978), 434.

     

  • From Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, May 28, 2019. —

    Pieter Visser was a charter member of the American Institute of Organ Builders (AIO), in 1973; he was also later a board member, Education Chairman, and the Examination Board Chairman.

    Visser was a member of APOBA (American Pipe Organ Builders Association), and served at least one term as President.

    He was on the faculty of Rice University in Houston, Texas, as a adjunct Lecturer in Music from 1975.

    Source:

    • RootsWeb. "ORGAN-BUILDERS-L Archives", accessed August 22, 2015, http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/ORGAN-BUILDERS/2002-04/1019096675.

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