The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 96

Builder Identification

Established 1974.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing Editor, May 23, 2016. -

    "The American Institute of Organbuilders is a professional association made up of pipe organbuilders, organ maintenance technicians, and those in allied professions supporting the pipe organ industry. The AIO-s objective is to advance the science and practice of pipe organbuilding by discussion, inquiry, research, experiment and other means, and to disseminate knowledge regarding pipe organbuilding by such means as lectures, publications and exchange of information."

    The institute publishes a quarterly journal featuring technical article, product and book reviews, and a forum for the exchange of building and service information and techniques.

    The institute holds annual conventions and hosts seminars on various topics. Videos from some of the seminars are also available.

    • American Institute of Organbuilders (AIO) website,, accessed Nov 14, 2015.

  • External Link: American Institute of Organbuilders (AIO)


  • / / / / Archived Note / / / /
    The following note is from a previous version of this entry; it has been superseded by the note above which contains additional information.

  • Archived - 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. -

    Established 1974 as an association of individual organbuilders; offers examination for journeyman organbuilder; active in 1996.


    • AIO:1981:1
    • Letter to David Fox. [1997 ed.]

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by American Institute of Organbuilders (AIO).

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