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Silent film screening with organ improvisation
Student playing at the Mini-Mo console
Professors dancing after a concert

Mission

The mission of the University of Oklahoma’s American Organ Institute is to invigorate and reinvent the time-honored and deeply-linked studies of pipe organ building, playing, and improvisation, through preparing and equipping students for successful careers as performers, teachers, organ builders, scholars, and technicians. We seek to inspire students and audiences with learning and exposure to this ancient and ever-evolving instrument by offering innovative and informed approaches to the pipe organ and its music.

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at the AOI. In addition to Classical Organ Performance and Church Music, the AOI offers degrees in Organ Technology and Theatre Organ Performance - the only such degrees available from an accredited research university in the country.