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Jan R. Rowland View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Highland, Illinois 1966; Germany, 1968-69; West Springfield, Massachusetts, 1969-70; Houston, Texas 1973-
Classification: Builder

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October 15, 2015:

For further information, see: Visser-Rowland Associates, and American Institute of Organbuilders

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

October 30, 2004:

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

Born 1944 Beaumont, Texas; organ technician, 1966, associated with Wicks Pipe Organ Co. of Highland, Illinois; with Walcker firm of Ludwigsburg, Württemberg, Germany, August 1968, United States installer, 1968-1969; with Berkshire Organ Co. of West Springfield, Massachusetts, March 1969, vice president, July, 1970; organized an assembly of organbuilders, September 1973, which became the American Institute of Organbuilders (AIO); partner with Pieter A. Visser in Visser-Rowland Associates of Houston, Texas, 1973-1986; operated his own firm, [Visser & Associates]1986; active in 1996.


  • The Diapason, April, 1974, 13.
  • Uwe Pape, The Tracker Organ Revival in America, (Berlin: Pape Verlag, 1978), 429.
  • The American Organist April 1989, (New York: American Guild of Organists), 50.
  • William T. Van Pelt

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 27, 2019.

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