The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Southern College of Seventh-day Adventist
Collegedale, Tennessee 37315

Ackerman Auditorium

OHS Database ID 2969.

Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition March 19, 2016.
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Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 14 registers.

The organ is in a case at the front of the room. Traditional style console. There is an attached keydesk en fenêtre.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. No enclosed divisions. No combination action. Flat straight pedalboard.


  • Mean-tone tuning and split sharps. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through on-line information from Eric Rasmussen. -- Schnitger style short octave in pedal and manuals. (Database Manager. August 5, 2009)
  • Updated through online information from David Poile.
    This organ is nearly identical to Brombaugh's op. 25 at Fairfield Chapel of Oberlin College. (Database Manager. March 19, 2016)

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  • Stoplist copied from information by John Brombaugh
    Collegedale, Tennessee
    Southern Adventist University
    John Brombaugh & Associates, op. 27, 1986
    Manual I              Manual II                        Pedal
    Praestant 8'          Regal 8'                         Subbass 16'
    Gedackt 8'            Hohlquinta 3' (treble from C)    Praestant 8'
    Oak Principal 8'                                       Trommett 8'
    Octava 4'
    Spitzpype 4'
    Sesquialtera II
    Octava 2'
    Mixtura V-VII
    Trommett 8'
    Manual I compass: CDE-c''' with sub-semitones on E-flat/D-sharp, G-sharp/A-flat and B-flat/A-sharp 
    Manual II compass: C/E-c'''
    Pedal compass:  CDE-d' with sub-semitones
    Tuned in 1/4-comma Meantone
    The Praestant 8' and Trommet 8' in Manual I is transmitted to the pedal.
     [Received from David Poile 2016-03-03.]
  • Click Here Stoplist copied from information by John Brombaugh Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.