Pipe Organ Database

a project of the organ historical society

Rob Kerner View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

Rochester, New York, 1980.
Classification: Builder

Update This Entry
December 18, 2018:

From Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, July 1, 2018. -

Robert Kerner is a native of Pennsylvania, he received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Syracuse University, where he studied piano with Frederick Marvin, organ with Will Headlee and Donald Sutherland, and harpsichord with George Pappastavrou. Robert was co-founder, with Ben Merchant, of Kerner and Merchant Pipe Organ Builders, now located in East Syracuse. In 1981 he moved to Rochester, where he took up the post of pipe organ and harpsichord technician at the Eastman School of Music, which he held until the fall of 2010. He also founded R & C Harpsichord and Organ Workshop with his wife Carol, in 1987. Robert served as Director of Music and Organist at May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society in Syracuse from 1975 - 1986, and at Lake Avenue Baptist Church in Rochester from 1993 -2013.

Source:

  • Recital Program: "Robert Kerner" Sunday, October 12, 2014, First Baptist Church, Hamilton, New York; biographical notes of the recitalist, accessed from the Syracuse chapter of the AGO on July 1, 2018. http://syracuseago.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Recital-Program-Robert-Kerner-10.2014.pdf.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

April 15, 2010:

From Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, July 1, 2018. -

Keyboard instrument curator at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York, 1980.

Source:

  • Kerner & Merchant Pipe Organ Builders, http://www.kernerandmerchant.com/wordpress/?page_id=56.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 3 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

This builder has been viewed 81 times.