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Distinction:

Lawrence, KS, 1971-73; Erie, PA, 1974-75; Lake City, IA, 1977-1979; Lawrence, KS 1980-81; Erie, PA, 1981-1988; Orrville, OH, 1987-1995; Lawrence, KS, from 1996.
Classification: Builder

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September 23, 2015:

From the OHS PC Database Builders Listing editor, Mar 23, 2016 —

Worked with Franklin Mitchell, Reuter Organ Company, Lawrence, Kan., during undergraduate years and as associate tonal director in the early 1980s. Voicer for Lawrence Phelps & Associates, Erie, Penn., 1974-1975. Established own company with R.L. Hulsey in 1981 while serving as organist at First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Erie; joined Schantz Organ Company staff as tonal director in 1987 before continuing in free-lance organbuilding from 1996 to present [2016], including work as consultant to Allen Organ Co. working with both digital organs and pipe additions to digital organs.

Source:

  • Burton K. Tidwell Organbuilder website, "About Me", accessed March 23, 2016, http://www.bktidwell.com/Site/About_Me.html.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 05, 2019.

September 23, 2015:

Company website: Burton K. Tidwell Organbuilder

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; rev. ed., 1997, with updated information). —

Graduate of University of Kansas in organ performance. With Reuter firm of Lawrence, Kansas, 1971-73; with Phelps firm of Erie, Pennsylvania, 1974-75; with Dobson Organ Co. of Lake City, Iowa, 1977-1979; with Reuter firm of Lawrence, Kansas, 1980-81; partner with Reginald L. Hulsey in Hulsey-Tidwell of Erie, Pennsylvania, 1981-1988; with Schantz Organ Co. of Orrville, Ohio, 1987, tonal director in 1989; active with Schantz firm in 1995.

Sources:

  • AIO: 1989 membership directory.
  • The Diapason May 1980, 17.
  • Correspondence of David H. Fox.
  • John Panning.
  • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
  • The American Organist January, 1985, 62.

 

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 05, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 2 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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