The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 986

Builder Identification

Urbana, Illinois 1981-1989; Champaign, Illinois from 1989.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, rev. ed. by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1997) —

    Born 1955 in Morris, Illinois; apprenticed with Robert L. David of Chicago, Illinois, 1971–1974; with Kurt Roderer, Evanston, Illinois; M.M. in church music and organ performance, Northwestern University; curator of organs, University of Illinois, 1980; established John-Paul Buzard Organ Craftsmen of Urbana, Illinois, 1981, incorporated 1985; firm relocated to Champaign, Illinois, 1989–1995.


    • John-Paul Buzard.
    • Michael Friesen.
    • American Organist, November 1989, 54.

  • For further information, see: Buzard Pipe Organ Builders

Database Entries

There are 29 entries in the database that describe organs by John-Paul Buzard.

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Builder's nameplate. Photograph by Bryan Dunnewald

Builder's nameplates. Photograph by Marlon G. Hurst