The Barbara Owen Fund for Education

Sponsored by the Organ Historical Society

Funds from this account will be used to pro­vide free mem­ber­ship for any­one in high school or in a bachelor’s or master’s pro­gram study­ing the pipe organ. Doc­tor­al stu­dents are not eli­gi­ble. Dig­i­tal mem­ber­ships will be free for the dura­tion of their stud­ies with prop­er ver­i­fi­ca­tion. Con­tri­bu­tions to this fund help ensure a healthy, grow­ing mem­ber­ship in the OHS.

About  Barbara Owen

Bar­bara Owen holds degrees in organ and musi­col­o­gy from West­min­ster Choir Col­lege and Boston Uni­ver­si­ty, and has also stud­ied at the North Ger­man Organ Acad­e­my and Acad­e­my of Ital­ian Organ Music.  Bar­bara is the author of many peri­od­i­cal and anthol­o­gy arti­cles, entries in The New Grove Dic­tio­nary of Music and Har­vard Dic­tio­nary of Music, and sev­er­al books, includ­ing The Organ in New Eng­land, E. Pow­er Big­gs: Con­cert Organ­ist, The Reg­is­tra­tion of Baroque Organ Music, The Great Organ at Methuen, The Organ Music of Johannes Brahms and Pio­neers in Amer­i­can Organ Music 1860 – 1920. She has served four decades as organ­ist and choir direc­tor of the First Reli­gious Soci­ety (UU) in New­bury­port, Mass., and was also Direc­tor of the AGO Organ Library in Boston Uni­ver­si­ty for sev­er­al years. A Past Pres­i­dent and Coun­cil­lor of the Organ His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety, she has also served the Amer­i­can Guild of Organ­ists as Region­al Coun­cil­lor and chap­ter Dean, and was a Trustee of Methuen Memo­r­i­al Music Hall.

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)