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Bruce T. Fowkes View Extant Instruments View Instruments

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Provo, Utah, 1979; England, 1982; Eugene, Oregon, 1985; Tonawanda, New York, 1987; Ooltewah, Tennessee from 1988.
Classification: Builder

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October 30, 2004:

Note from the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991). -

Bruce T. Fowkes was born 6 March 1958, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He studied organ performance at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1977-1979; and Utah State University, Logan, 1979-1982. He worked with Michael L. Bigelow of Provo, then in American Fork, Utah, 1979-1980 and 1983-1985; taking a sabbatical for voicing apprenticeship and other work with Mathew Copley of Themes-Ditton, Surrey, England, 1982-1983. He was a voicer with John Brombaugh & Associates of Eugene, Oregon, 1985-1987. He became director, designer, and voicer with the Schlicker Organ Co. of Tonawanda, New York, 1987-1988. He joined Ralph Richards to form Richards, Fowkes & Co. of Ooltewah, Tennessee in 1988.

Sources:

  • American Institute of Organbuilders (AIO): 1989 membership directory.
  • Letter to David H. Fox.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 04, 2019.

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