FolkLib Index - Wisconsin Solo Organists

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      This page lists links for current and former Wisconsin resident Organists who have released at least one solo instrumental album in any style of music which will be listed in my forthcoming book, FolkLib Index: Wisconsin Discography. Also listed here are Wisconsin organists who are known to have performed solo, in an ensemble, or as an accompanist at least once. Organ teachers who do not perform or record are not included at this time. For more information, see the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association Web site.

Please write if you know about any current or former Wisconsin resident Organist recording artist not listed, or if you have additional information about, or links for, a listed artist.

| Links to Casavant Freres organs in Wisconsin |
      | including our 1911 Opus 469, First Congregational Church, Oshkosh |
      | the first Casavant organ built in Wisconsin |
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| A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M |
| N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z |

    A  
  1. .Albashian, Ryan (organ, organ builder) [Omro / Oshkosh / grad. Lawrence U. 19?? / Staunton, VA / Dresden, Germany]
    B  
  2. .Behnke, John A. - Discog ( Author ?), Page ( Choristers Guild) ( Author ?) [Evanston, IL / Herford, W. Germany / Mequon]
  3. .Bengston (Bengtson?), Bruce - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Madison Music Review [Archive]) [Madison]
          (organist since 1978 at Madison's Luther Memorial Church)
  4. .Billings, Zeb (organ, tenor saxophone, soprano sax, vocals) - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Obit ( Milwaukee Journal Sentinel), Article ( D'Amico Italian Restaurants) [Milwaukee / Naples, FL]
          [owner Zeb Billings music store in Milwaukee, had his own TV show on WTMJ, Milwaukee, "Zeb Billings Show" (1965-1966), retired to Naples, FL]
  5. .Bloedow, Mark E. - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Mark Bloedow), Founder/Executive Director ( Maestro Productions), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [Oshkosh / grad. UW Oshkosh 1990. B.M.E. / Mequon / grad. Concordia U. 1999 M.C.M. / Madison]
          [UW Oshkosh 1990 Bachelor of Music Education, Concordia University Wisconsin (Mequon) 1999 Master of Church Music]
  6. .Bohn, David - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Wisconsin Alliance for Composers), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [Manitowoc / Urbana, IL]
  7. .Bossert, Noah (organ, piano) [Oshkosh]
  8. .Burkhardt, Michael Alvin - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Morningstar Music Publishers), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [Sheboygan / Kenosha (grad. Carthage College year?.) / Minneapolis, MN]
  9. .Butler, Marlene - (accompanist: MacDowell Male Chorus 197?-200?) [Appleton]
    C  
  10. .Cammarata, Frank - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Obit ( Minneapolis Star Tribune), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [Milwaukee / Minneapolis, MN]
  11. .Chaudoir, Marianne - "Pianists"
    D  
  12. .Damp, George Edward (organ, harpsichord, clavichord, fortepiano) - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( First Presbyterian Church, Ithaca, NY) [Ithaca, NY 19??-1984 / Appleton 1984-1999 / Ithaca, NY 1999-]
          former University Organist, Professor of Music (1984-19??), and Chair of the Department of Music History of Lawrence University
  13. .Davis, Cara #2 (organ, piano, soprano) - Page ( UW Oshkosh 2008-), Director Encore! Handbell Ensemble, Former Director First Congregational Church (Oshkosh) Handbell Choir [Madison / degrees / Oshkosh] [Madison / Oshkosh]
          (not Cara Davis percussionist)
  14. .Duffy-Ulrich, Bridget (organ, piano, mezzo-soprano) - Page ( LinkedIn) - (former member: UW-Madison Bach Musicians) [Oshkosh / grad. Oshkosh North High School 2005 / grad. UW-Madison 2009 B.M.]
    F  
  15. .Fischer, Donald ( Organist, First Congregational Church, Oshkosh 1946-19??) [city?, state? / Oshkosh / city?, state?]
  16. .Froehlich, Thomas (organ) [Appleton / grad. Lawrence U. 19??]
    G  
  17. .Grosh, Paul ( Organist, First Congregational Church, Oshkosh 1940-1943) [city?, state? / Oshkosh / city?, state?]
    H  
  18. .Hanson, Eddy - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [Waupaca / New London / Appleton / Chicago, IL]
  19. .Harbach, Barbara (organ, harpsichord, composer) - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( University of Missouri - St. Louis) ( Wilmington (OH) College [Archive]) ( UW Oshkosh History 1997-2000) ( Barbara Harbach 2000-date [Archive] [Visiting Professor of Fine Arts at UW-Stevens Point] ), Sounds ( Pipedreams), Articles ( UW Oshkosh News Bureau #1 / #2), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [ degrees / Alfred, NY 1973-1974 / Rochester, NY 1974-1985 / Buffalo, NY 1985-1991 / Pullman, WA 1991-1997 / Oshkosh 1997-2000 / Stevens Point 2000-2003 / St. Louis, MO 2003-]
  20. .Heller, David A. - Discog (no known recordings), Page ( Eastman School of Music) [Appleton / grad. Lawrence U. 1981. B.M.]
  21. .Hollenbeck, Florence ( Organist, First Congregational Church, Oshkosh 1949-1966) [city?, state? / Oshkosh / city?, state?]
  22. .Honore, Jeffrey (organ, composer) - Page ( Oregon Catholic Press) ( World Library Publications) [Mesa, AZ / Milwaukee 1994-2007 / Fontana 2007-]
  23. .Hutchins, Farley ( Organist, First Congregational Church, Oshkosh 1944-1945) [city?, state? / Oshkosh / city?, state?]
  24. .Hutchison, Samuel (organ) - Page ( Madison Symphony Orchestra) ( CD Baby) [Madison]
    J  
  25. .Jenkins, Don - Discog ( FolkLib Index) [city?]
  26. .Jensen, Steven - Page ( Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Milwaukee) ( his home organ by Fabry) Author ?) [Manitowoc / Milwaukee]
    K  
  27. .Kames, Bob (Hammond organ, Arp Synthesizer, piano) - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Orders ( Accordiona Music Sales [Archive]), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [Milwaukee / Franklin 2001-2008]
  28. .Kehr, Bill "The Candy Man" (or "The Candyman") - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [Milwaukee]
          He owned and operated Kehr's Candies (1960-1995).
  29. .Kosche, Kenneth T. - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Morningstar Music Publishers) ( Choristers Guild), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [Chicago, IL / Seattle, WA / La Crosse / Mequon]
    L  
  30. .Lane, Pam (organ, piano, cello) - Assisting Organist ( Church of Our Saviour Evangelical Lutheran) [Oshkosh / Fond du Lac]
  31. .Lepke, Charma Florence Davies (organ, piano, composer) - Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [Delavan]
    M  
  32. .Maesch, LaVahn K. - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [Lawrence U. 1934-1970] [Appleton / ?, AZ]
  33. .Manz, Paul Otto - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Morningstar Music Publishers) ( Pipedreams) ( Wikipedia), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [Cleveland, OH / Fond du Lac / Saint Paul, MN / Chicago, IL]
  34. .Mathis, Dale (accordion, organ) - Discog ( FolkLib Index) - (member: The Dale Mathis Group) [Madison]
  35. .Merrick, Jim - Discog ( FolkLib Index) [Racine]
    P  
  36. .Peterson, Joanne (organ, piano, choir director) - Page ( Author ?) ( UW Oshkosh History 1987-2002) ( Organist, First Congregational Church, Oshkosh 1968-date), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [grad. Green Bay West High School 1956 / degrees / Green Bay / Oshkosh]
    R  
  37. .Rowley, Naomi - Page ( Lawrence U. 2001-2008) [city?, IA / Valparaiso, IN / Stanford, CA / Elmhurst, IL / Des Moines, IA / Appleton 2000-]
  38. .Rubsam, Wolfgang - Page ( Wikipedia) ( Bach Cantatas) ( Naxos Records), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [Giessen, Germany / Appleton (Lawrence U. 1998-2003)]
  39. .Rye, Seth - Discog ( FolkLib Index) [Georgetown, TX / Milwaukee]
    S  
  40. .Seboldt, John - Page ( John Seboldt) [Milwaukee]
  41. .Shaw, Carmen E. - "Pianists"
  42. .Shepard, Clarence - Info ( Organist, First Congregational Church, Oshkosh 1904-1910, 1911-1940), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [city?, state? / Oshkosh / Sheboygan]
  43. .Skidmore, John (Organist: First Presbyterian Church, Oshkosh) [Oshkosh]
  44. .Sphatt, Dennis (organ, piano, Choir Director) - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Director ( Omro High School Choir) - (former Director: Oshkosh Choraliers 1985-1990) [Oshkosh]
  45. .Steinert, Daniel A. (organ, piano) - Page ( Christ United Methodist Church) [grad. UW Oshkosh 1984 B.A. / Appleton / Chapel Hill, NC]
  46. .Stellmacher, T. Jared (organ, piano) - Page ( Author ?) [Ripon / grad. UW-Madison year? / New Canaan, CT / Hinsdale, IL 5/2011-]
  47. .Stowe, John Chappel - Discog ( Organ Historical Society) [Madison]
  48. .Strony, Walt - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ?), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [Chicago, IL / Milwaukee 1974-76 / Phoenix, AZ / Las Vegas, NV 1999 / Carefree, AZ]
  49. .Swanson, Randall (organ) [Appleton / grad. Lawrence U. 19??]
    T  
  50. .Thomas, Ellie (Elizabeth) (organ, piano, vocals) [Oshkosh]
  51. .Thompson, Ray ( Organist, First Congregational Church, Oshkosh 1966-1968) [city?, state? / Oshkosh / city?, state?]
  52. .Trudell, Dan (Hammond B-3 organ, piano, tuba) - (leader: Dan Trudell Organ Trio) [Genoa City / city, MI / Boston, MA / Chicago, IL 1990-]
    U  
  53. .Ulm, Archie - Discog ( FolkLib Index) [Milwaukee]
    W  
  54. .Weber, Paul (organ) [Appleton / grad. Lawrence U. 19??]
  55. .Wickerham, Dave - Discog ( Steven Margison), Page ( Steven Margison) ( Chicago Area Theatre Organ Enthusisasts), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [Encino, CA / AZ / Chicago, IL / Greenfield / Las Vegas, NV / Greenfield]

Organists with recording credits, but no solo organ album: or organists with information at this Web site, but no known recordings.

  1. .Heller, David A.
  2. .Peterson, Joanne
          other organists at First Congregational Church, Oshkosh
  3. .Rippl, Frank G. - Page ( "History of the Lawrence Memorial Chapel Organs" [Archive]) [Appleton / grad. Lawrence U. Conservatory of Music 1969.]

Do any of these exist today? They were all mentioned in a flyer included in the 1970 LP by Eddy Hanson.

Lakeside Chapter of the Hammond Organ Society, Fond du Lac
Rock River Chapter of the Hammond Organ Society, Beaver Dam
Fox Valley Chapter of the Hammond Organ Society, Appleton
Muirland Chapter of the Hammond Organ Society, Portage
Winnebago Chapter of the Hammond Organ Society, Oshkosh
Al Rollo's Hammond Organ Studios, Appleton and Fond du Lac

Only known currently existing Hammond Organ dealership in Wisconsin:
McCray Hammond Organ Service, 4333 N. River Rd., Janesville, WI 53545-8329 -- (608) 752-9479

Other Wisconsin organ sites:
American Guild of Organists, Milwaukee Chapter
American Guild of Organists, Northeastern Wisconsin Chapter, Appleton
      no Web site, contact info at Wisconsin Musical Groups
Association of Church Musicians, American Guild of Organists, Choristers Guild, Madison Chapter
Dairyland Theatre Organ Society (DTOS) [Milwaukee]
La Crosse Scenic Bluffs Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS)
Packerland Theatre Organ Society (PTOS) [Green Bay/Ripon]

Organ Historical Society - Order Catalog
Encyclopedia of Organ Stops

Web sites featuring specific Wisconsin organs

  1. .Madison: Orgelbau Klais Bonn, Opus ?, 2004 / picture
  2. .Oshkosh: Casavant Freres, Opus 469, 1911
          (includes links for, and pictures of, many other Wisconsin Casavant organs)

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