News about ATOS and the world of Theatre Organ internationally.

Sunday, May 31st 2020

An amazing look at this incredible theatre, with a soundtrack that speaks to our current situation. Beautiful and compelling - don't miss this!

Sunday, May 3rd 2020

Master pipe organ craftsman Ken Crome passed away on May 1. It would be difficult to find a corner of the theatre organ world that Ken didn't touch, from the original installation in the Jasper Sanfilippo home, to the recent acclaimed installation of the original Fox Studio Wurlitzer in the Bandrika studio of Nathan Barr.

Friday, April 17th 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 or coronavirus pandemic, the Summer Technical Experience, originally scheduled for August, 2020, is cancelled.
We plan to resume the STE next year. The dates will be announced in the Spring of 2021.

Wednesday, April 15th 2020

This evening, the Board of Directors made the tough decision to cancel this year's YTOC competition. At the same time, we voted to change the age requirements for the next two year's competitions so that those that would have aged out this year and next would have another opportunity to enter the competition.

Sunday, March 22nd 2020

Video update from Dave Calendine on ATOS Issues, March 22, 2020.

Hello! My name is Dave Calendine, Chairman of the American Theatre Organ Society. Today’s update brings some very important news regarding things with ATOS.

Thursday, March 19th 2020

Dear Friends,

All of us at ATOS recognize we are dealing with uncertain times. Last night your ATOS Board of Directors took what we believe is the appropriate step to reschedule the ATOS Annual Convention to July of 2021, in Indianapolis. We do not take these actions lightly and know everyone’s health and well-being need to be of paramount importance.

Saturday, March 14th 2020

To our ATOS members,

The American Theatre Organ Society, along with many other organizations, is monitoring the Corona Virus, or COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, February 12th 2020


Thursday, February 6th 2020

Award Nominations

As your vice chairman and chair of the awards committee, it is my pleasure to begin working on this year’s list of awardees. Anyone wanting to make a nomination should send that candidate’s nomination to t.gibson [at] as soon as possible so their name can be considered. The categories are:

Friday, January 31st 2020

The Sanfilippo family of Barrington Hills, Illinois announces the passing of their father, Jasper B. Sanfilippo, who died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.