News about ATOS and the world of Theatre Organ internationally.

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

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!

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…)

Saturday, March 25th 2017

By now you may have been wondering about a ballot in order for members to make their selection of three new Directors for the ATOS Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee Chairman Bob Evans received only three valid candidates for this year’s election, the same number of open three year terms.

Friday, March 17th 2017

Presented by the "FRIENDS OF THE ORGAN OF CINEMA COLLEGE CLAPARÈDE," created in November 2012 in order to bring attention on an exceptional instrument installed in the Aula (concert hall) of Claparède College, a festival runs March 31 - April 8. The association was created at the instigation of Mr.

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.

Saturday, January 28th 2017

Dear Friends in ATOS:
By now I know many of you have received the news that I have tendered my letter or resignation as President/CE of ATOS to Chairman Richard Neidich. The effective date is March 31, 2017. I know you know because I have received dozens and dozens upon dozens of phone calls, text messages and emails on the topic.

Friday, November 25th 2016

Boy, is our face red!

In the November/December issue of the Journal, we ran a review of a CD from John Clark McCall, entitled Florida Fanfare – Your Packard Hit Parade 5th Edition. Reviewer Doug Grant referred to it as a two-CD compilation with a price of $25.00.

Wrong on two counts.

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.

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.
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