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Thursday, January 16th 2020
The ATOS Endowment Fund assists ATOS chapters or other not-for-profit organizations engaged in theatre pipe organ programs or projects which will have a lasting impact on the preservation or presentation of the theatre pipe organ as a historically American instrument and musical art form; projects or programs of particular historical or scholarly merit; and other projects or programs as approved...more...
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
This stylish sport shirt is 100% cotton and boasts a fun organ music and note pattern, as well as the ATOS logo on the pocket. Available to everyone, you may order online now, or add to your convention registration for delivery at the Indianapolis Convention. Available in sizes XS to 5XL, $49 for XS - XL $54 for 2XL- 5XL Order now! (Shirt orders will close on May 1, 2020 to allow for adequate...more...
Tuesday, December 31st 2019
Make plans now to attend the 2020 annual convention; this year in Indianapolis. Registration is now open. (Opened at 12:00 midnight (PST) on New Year's Eve.) 2020 Conventionmore...
Wednesday, December 18th 2019
December 2019 Hello! I am writing to tell you my experiences with one of the most exciting and significant programs of ATOS and to ask you to provide financial assistance to ensure this program continues and grows. When I was 14 years old, I spotted an ad in The Theatre Organ Journal for the ATOS Summer Youth Adventure and attended my first of 9 years of this exciting program. My first surprise...more...
Sunday, November 10th 2019
Through the diligent work of Steve Worthington, Alexa now understands how to play Theatre Organ Radio without going through a third party, like Tune-In radio. "Alexa, Open Theatre Organ Radio" will launch our AAC 128k stream on your device Note: Some people have been experiencing issues getting the skill to work. If you have the latest Alexa version according to the documentation "Alexa, Open '...more...
Wednesday, June 19th 2019
Dear friends in ATOS: Over the past few weeks we have heard a lot of news regarding the University of Oklahoma and the American Organ Institute. Please know that your ATOS leadership is in contact with officials there with regards to not only the survival of that great program, but also the status of the Theatre Organ Archives. Almost anything you might be hearing now is speculation, hearsay or...more...
Tuesday, June 11th 2019
ATOS Board Chairman Dave Calendine provides a member's update via video.more...
Sunday, June 2nd 2019
ATOS is pleased to offer the 9th Annual Technical Experience for participants 18 years of age and older. AUGUST 5 - 8, 2019 This year the Technical Experience will be presented again as in the past years. Since the very first Technical Experience was presented in 2010 eight seminars have been held annually. Each seminar presented covered a major subject area with regard to proper restoration of a...more...
Wednesday, May 29th 2019
ATOS Chapter Showcase The annual opportunity for Chapters to communicate to our membership and others their initiatives that inform, present and preserve theatre organs, as well as promote use of the instruments. The Showcase provides each of our Chapters a chance to illustrate their efforts toward these goals. The efforts of ATOS are often presented by a Chapter, since they have the access,...more...
Thursday, May 23rd 2019
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...