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Möller 10736

Möller Artiste Opus 10736

The Möller Artiste Opus 10736 was recently redesigned and restored by the AOI. Since the C. B. Fisk Opus 111 in Kerr Gothic Hall is a tracker instrument, it was the goal of the AOI to design a similar practice instrument to make the transition between the practice room and the recital hall easier for students. This Artiste is now equipped with non-standard keyboards with shorter and wider keys as well as a BDO-standard pedalboard.

Martini practice organ

The Holtkamp Martini

The "Martini" practice organ is an instrument that offers both quick response, and clear tone. It was designed to be simple and accessible. All of the pipes can be plainly seen in open air, and the pipes are set linearly from bass to treble. For those wondering, the name comes from the cocktail that its creators were enjoying while designing the instrument.

Möller 10827 and 10828

Möller Artiste Opus 10827 & Opus 10828

The Artistes were small "portable" unit organs that M.P. Möller mass produced to provide an affordable alternative to schools and churches that couldn't spend on a larger instrument. They ranged between 3 and 8 ranks, and usually included a tremulant and were prepared for chimes.


Hinners Opus 2686

Jeremy Wance, Associate Director, American Organ Institute, was the project leader for the restoration and preservation of the 1/5 Hinners Opus 2686. The instrument was originally installed in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hull, Iowa in 1924. Judith Finn bought the instrument in 2004 and donated it to the American Organ Institute in 2008.