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Wednesday, July 5th 2017
The 2017 Convention in Tampa, Florida has now concluded. Hundreds of ATOS members enjoyied a week filled with wonderful music and musicians. Read daily updates here, and see what all the excitement is about. Reports and photos by Richard Neidich. Day One Day Two Day Three Day Four Encore - Day One Encore - Day Twomore...
Sunday, July 2nd 2017
The first phase of the project to digitize more than 60 years of the American Theatre Organ Journal begins with the Oklahoma University's Thousands Strong crowd-funding campaign: Help OU Students Preserve the History of American Organs! This campaign will fund the first phase of our project to digitize the American Theatre Organ Journal - a more than 60-year-old publication, filled with...more...
Sunday, May 21st 2017
This year's Young Theatre Organist Competion had six (6) applications. Three (3) made it! Our three YTOC finalists, who will be performing at the 2017 Tampa Convention at the YTOC competition are… (in alphabetical order…) Ryan Hardy Alex Jones Nicholas Renkosik This year the competition was tough! We are very proud of this group of young organists and can’t wait to hear them at the 2017...more...
Saturday, February 18th 2017
Former ATOS Board Member, longtime ATOS member and supporter, and pipe organ owner John DeMajo recently wrote a post to the Theatre Organ-L chatroom. It posed the serious issue of the growing number of instruments needing homes, and what ATOS is doing about this problem.more...
Thursday, September 1st 2016
David is well-known to theatre organ audiences throughout the world and has served as resident organist at the Clemens Center in Elmira, NY since its opening. Hearing theatre organ music even before he was born, he was fortunate to grow up in a home packed with a modest theatre organ and all sorts of automatic musical instruments. Like so many child prodigies, Dave began taking piano lessons at...more...
Monday, August 15th 2016
Convention 2016 Blog Read about each day through the eyes of some of our younger visitors - the George Wright Memorial Fellowship winners. Read Moremore...
Sunday, June 26th 2016
The American Theatre Organ Society will be holding its annual Young Theatre Organist Competition this coming July 5 in Cleveland. The initial competition has yielded three finalists. They are: Seamus Gethicker, Richie Gregory and Luke Staisiunas. Please plan on attending this event to support our extraordinary young talent. Seamus Gethicker is a junior at Morse High School in Bath, Maine. Seamus...more...
Friday, September 18th 2015
PRESIDENT'S UPDATE The month of September will be bookended (if I might use that term) by trips to the sunshine. First, there was an excellent journey into Southern California that began with a meeting with Mark Herman in Los Angeles for very preliminary discussions on the 2018 convention plans; the great news that the 5-manual Möller at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium is garnering some very...more...
Saturday, August 29th 2015
BLOGGING ABOUT ONE OF THE GREATEST WEEKS IN THE MODERN HISTORY OF THEATRE ORGAN CONCERTS! What do London, England, St. Louis, Missouri and Auckland, New Zealand have in common? Singularly great theatre organ concerts, with huge audiences, putting the spotlight squarely on the instrument we love.more...
Friday, August 28th 2015
GOOD LUCK AT THE TROXY, AT THE ST. LOUIS FOX, AND EVERYWHERE ELSE! As I write this from hot, humid, rainy Atlanta, I realize I shouldn’t complain. I heard on this morning’s news that some parts of California are literally sinking because so much water is being pumped out of the ground, and this never-ending drought is not offering any rainwater to replenish the supply. Difficult to imagine save...more...