OHS 2020 Convention
The 2020 Convention Committee is pleased to host the 65th annual convention of the Organ Historical Society. Columbus is a dynamic cosmopolitan center spanning three counties and transcending the boundaries of the settlements established at the nexus of the Scioto and Olentangy Rivers. Pipe organs of the capital city range from new-to-old and represent a broad cross-section. Our convention will trace antique influences along with recent modern contributions of the 21st century.
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Changes in the Organ World: 1970 – 2020
Changes in the Organ World: 1970 – 2020
Craig Cramer has been a valued colleague, mentor, and friend to organists around the world during his long tenure as professor of organ at the University of Notre Dame. As he prepares to retire in May 2020, we at Notre Dame are preparing a conference in his honor. “Changes in the Organ World, 1970 – 2020” will explore organ playing, teaching, and building over the course of Craig’s career and feature performers and panelists from across the profession.
“Changes in the Organ World, 1970 – 2020“
Celebrating the Career of Prof. Craig Cramer
March 22 – 24, 2020
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame IN
The Organ Historical Society announces a Research Grant
The Organ Historical Society announces a Research Grant. Applications are due by November 1, 2020. Click here for details about the application process.
OHS Store Reopens
OHS Store Re-opens
After a lengthy absence, the OHS catalog store has re-opened. Bear with us as we wade our way through the inventory, replenish the hot ticket items and feature new, exciting products. In addition to the music, the CDs and the books, please check out the OHS coffee mugs, a brand new OHS lapel pin, and our awesome Christmas ornaments. Until June 30th, one dollar from every purchase will go to the E. Power Biggs Scholars fund.
OHS has a superior relationship with many of the organ music publishers including Hal Leonard. See something on the Hal Leonard site? Let us know and we will get it for you. We will work hard to fulfill your music purchasing needs.
New OHS Phone Number 484.488.PIPE (7473)
As of March 1, 2019 OHS has a brand new telephone number to reflect our residency in Pennsylvania. While the old number will work for a while, please take note:
484.488.PIPE (7473). Four foots and eight foots with no mixtures but it works!
OHS publishes its journal four times a year. The Tracker includes news and articles about the organ and its history, organbuilders, exemplary organs, regional surveys of instruments, and the music played on the organ. The emphasis is on American organ topics of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, and there are occasional articles on European topics. Most issues run 48 pages with many illustrations and photographs.
Dear Friend of the Organ –
A New Opportunity
Think about the pleasure you will receive in offering an OHS membership to a friend or relative. You can share your love of the pipe organ and introduce someone else to the good works of the Society in educating, preserving and chronicling our rich organ heritage and culture. Memberships make splendid gifts. The recipient will receive a subscription to our quarterly magazine, The Tracker, a special gift and all the benefits of membership, including members’ prices on many items in the OHS Catalog.
The OHS Mission Statement
The Organ Historical Society celebrates, preserves, and studies the pipe organ in America in all its historic styles, through research, education, advocacy, and music.
The Organ Historical Society
330 North Spring Mill Road
Villanova, PA 19085 – 1737
(484) 488-PIPE (7473)