Greetings to all

As Chairman of the Board of the American Theatre Organ Society, I would like to thank you for taking the time to visit our official website. Here you will find a wealth of information on our history, the personalities, and our organization.
You will see our journey, from our humble beginnings at a home meeting among friends, to having chapters across the world. If you’re new to ATOS or theatre organs, we can help you find a local chapter’s contact information so you can connect with like-minded individuals to empower you in your theatre organ journey.

If you’re a new member, welcome! If you’re a returning member, thank you for coming back. Our directors are also chapter liaisons who work with our chapters to keep lines of communications open so we can continue to do the work to preserve, promote, and protect the amazing theatre organ.

Our bi-monthly Journal is an industry standard and a wealth of information; it is a part of your membership and as a member, you can contribute articles to let the theatre organ world know what is going on in your locality. Once again, welcome!

Warm Regards,

Tedde Gibson

Read an online interview with Tedde

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News & Articles
  • September 27
    WHERE IS MY MAGAZINE? It’s on the way. Really. You know that the September/October issue is always printed later than the other issues, to allow time for the convention coverage to be written, photographs collected, and the whole works assembled and turned into the visual treat you expect by our crack team of graphic designers. This year was no different – except we had a unique source for the... more
  • August 17
    ATOS Chairman, Tedde Gibson, will accompany Sex and the City alum Mario Cantone on the theatre organ in "Wicked-in Concert". It will be shown Sunday, August 29, @9:00pm on PBS! It will be shown several more times throughout the week, so check your local listings for additional showtimes. Read more: Wicked in Concert Link (USA): Watch on PBS Alternate Link (non-USA): Watch at broadway world.com more
  • August 17
    We are pleased to announce the Board of Directors for the following year: Tedde Gibson, Chairman of the Board Taylor Trimby, Vice-Chairman of the Board Dave Calendine, Treasurer and Immediate Past Chairman Luke Staisiunas, Secretary Kevin Cartwright has resigned from the Board to focus on his work, and leadership in the Los Angeles Chapter. Ed Garcia, who received the next highest number of votes... more
  • August 6

    Brett Valliant
    2021 Organist of the Year

    American Theatre Organ Society Announces 2021 Award Winners The American Theatre Organ Society Awards Committee announced its 2021 Awards of Distinction at the Unconventional Convention in July. Hall of Fame The Hall of Fame award is “presented annually to persons who have been loyal supporters of the American Theatre Organ Society. Throughout their lifetime, these individuals have shown... more
  • August 3
    With over 700 votes returned, we am happy that over 40% of our membership engaged in the process of voting. Not many organizations can say that! Number of ballots cast – 704 Results (in alphabetical order): George Andersen – 508 Dave Calendine – 565 David M. Finkel – 504 Ed Garcia – 473 We did receive five votes that arrived with a late postmark. None of the results would have changed if those... more
  • July 30
    Mark your calendars now, as we plan to gather IN-PERSON in 2022 for the annual ATOS convention. DATES: July 3 - 7 Westin Hotel Gaslamp Quarter, Headquarters Hotel Spectacular July 4 Spreckels Pavilion Concert, Dinner & Fireworks on the Bay Unique Pre-Glow & After-Glow Activities Premiering July 3rd through the 7th the San Diego chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society will host the... more
  • May 23
    Finalists Announced It is with great pleasure that we announce the three finalists selected for this year's Young Theatre Organist Competition! They will perform on the 3/12 Wurlitzer in Eisenhart Auditorium on July 1, during the Annual Convention. Jared Goldinger Jared is 19 years old and lives in Massillon, Ohio. Regularly, he plays at the Canton Palace Theatre on the 3/11 Kilgen Wonder Organ,... more