The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 788

Builder Identification

Deerfield, New Hampshire 1976-1998.

Additional Notes

  • Note from the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991; rev. ed., 1997, with updated information). Edited for the revised OHS Online Database website, 2017. —

    Organist George Bozeman Jr. apprenticed with Otto Hofmann of Austin, Texas, 1959-1961; and was with Joseph E. Blanton, 1961-1964; with Robert L. Sipe of Dallas, Texas, 1964-1967; with Noack Organ Co. of Andover, Massachusetts, then Georgetown, Massachusetts, 1968-1971. He established his own firm styled George Bozeman, Jr., Organbuilder in 1971. He was a partner with David V. Gibson in Bozeman-Gibson of Lowell, Massachusetts, 1972-1982; which relocated to Deerfield, New Hampshire, in 1976. Bozeman established George Bozeman, Jr., & Co., Organbuilders, Inc. in 1982. The firm's last organ was built for the First United Methodist Church of Denton, Texas in 1998, it ceased operation thereafter. Bozeman then devoted his time to giving organ recitals and consulting.

    Staff: Robert Abrams; Paul Arkison; Moises M. Carrasco; Elgin Clingaman; Lynette Combs; Tim Drewes; John Bryan Dyker; John Mark Ikerd; T. Lance Nicholls; Eric John Ostman; Carrie Peapples; Michael Lewis Randall; Robert St. Cyr; Paul Scott; Brian Thomas; Charles Wahlgren; Douglas Cowles Winterle; Ron Yeater; David Zarges; Jay Zoller; Lisa V. Zoller.

    Sources:

    • George Bozeman Jr.
    • Letter to David H. Fox.
    • Uwe Pape, The Tracker Organ Revival in America (Berlin: Pape Verlag, 1978), 412.
    • Organ Handbook (Richmond Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1989), 89.
    • Stephen Pinel.
    • The American Organist, January 1983, 38.
    • Barbara Owen, "George Bozeman Jr", Grove's Dictionary of Music (London : Macmillan, 1995).
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Database Entries

There are 41 entries in the database that describe organs by George Bozeman Jr., & Co., Organbuilders.


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Builder's nameplate. Photograph by James R. Stettner

Rebuilder's Nameplate. Photograph by David Schroth, Jr.

Renovator's Nameplate. Photograph by David Schroth, Jr.

Builder and Rebuilder's Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt

Nameplate. Photograph by Jim Cook