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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from 1973.
Classification: Undetermined

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October 19, 2019:

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November 14, 2015:

From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991). —

With American Organ Supply of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1987; active 1989.

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  • John Panning.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 18, 2019.

October 30, 2004:

From Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, October 18, 2019. —

John Nolte began working with pipe organs in 1967 in Minnesota. He worked for two firms, full and part-time, from 1967 to 1973 when he took a job with American Organ Supply Co. (AOS) in Milwaukee. He worked for AOS from 1973 to 1977, and from 1984 to 1987. He opened his own firm in 1987, but kept close ties with AOS, scaling and voicing wood pipes for them, as well as some custom electro-pneumatic chest work. John's son Benjamin became a partner in the business in June of 2000. The firm is active in 2015.

In March 2001, the Journal of American Organbuilding published John's article, "Scaling Pipes in Wood." The American Institute of Organbuilders (AIO) awarded this article its prestigious Otto Hoffmann Memorial Literary Prize, and asked John to present further lectures on wood pipes at its 2003 convention in Atlanta. In 2005, Nolte Organ Building hosted a wood pipe voicing seminar sponsored by the AIO.

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