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Wednesday, February 10th 2016
February 9, 2016 To: ATOS chapter officers ATOS Board and Staff Fr: Ken Double, President/CE Re: Chapter Conference Calls Greetings all: I first wish to beg forgiveness and apologize for not getting a January meeting scheduled. Travels coupled with three events that I wished to report on, plus two other major issues pushed this to the back burner. To that end, I am now announcing three firm dates...more...
Tuesday, February 9th 2016
It is with a degree of regret that ATOS is announcing the cancellation of its STEP UP YOUR PLAYING adult teaching event. Planned for Atlanta in early March in conjunction with a concert appearance by Richard Hills, the event drew only five responses from potential attendees. At least a dozen are needed to make the event viable. This does not necessarily mean this idea will not be pursued again in...more...
Monday, December 21st 2015
HELP WANTED! ATOS is now recruiting to fill the position of Operations Manager. If you are interested in helping to build the future of ATOS and have applicable experience, please consider applying for the position. For more information, please see the PDF job posting, here. –Thank you!more...
Friday, December 18th 2015
Greetings all, I am probably a tad late on getting another of these email messages out to you all, but I had back-to-back trips and figured it best to recap the news following the most recent journey that brought me home to Atlanta Monday, December 14. Before we touch on that, some important news you will wish to know. THE PHILADELPHIA CONVENTION CD IS NOW AVAILABLE! SOMETHING BIG! was the title...more...
Thursday, December 17th 2015
Michael Barone, host of public radio's pipe organ program Pipedreams on American Public Media, has informed us that this week's program of Christmas music will feature some music from Jonas Nordwall and his most recent holiday recording. In addition, ATOS President and CE Ken Double was in St. Paul, MN recently and was the special guest of Mr. Barone. A full two-hour broadcast will feature music...more...
Tuesday, December 8th 2015
The 2014 Indianapolis and 2015 Philadelphia Convention CDs, featuring performances by fantastic artists on memorable instruments, are now available for shipments. Go to the ATOS marketplace now: ATOS Marketplace Featured Artists: Richard Hills Scott Smith Justin Stahl Simon Gledhill Justin LaVoie Walt Strony David Gray Mark Herman Dave Wickerham Pierre Fracalanza Clark Wilson Ken Double Peter...more...
Wednesday, October 28th 2015
PRESIDENT'S UPDATE October 22, 2015 Greetings from Home Base in Atlanta! The “!” at the end of that opening greeting is well-deserved. I got home Monday night after a stretch of 30 days in which 25 were spent on the road. Whew! IMPORTANT NEWS YOU WILL SOON READ IN THEATRE ORGAN ATOS director John Ledwon heads up the Endowment Fund Board of Trustees who oversee that activity, and the grants...more...
Friday, September 18th 2015
PRESIDENT'S UPDATE The month of September will be bookended (if I might use that term) by trips to the sunshine. First, there was an excellent journey into Southern California that began with a meeting with Mark Herman in Los Angeles for very preliminary discussions on the 2018 convention plans; the great news that the 5-manual Möller at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium is garnering some very...more...
Saturday, August 29th 2015
BLOGGING ABOUT ONE OF THE GREATEST WEEKS IN THE MODERN HISTORY OF THEATRE ORGAN CONCERTS! What do London, England, St. Louis, Missouri and Auckland, New Zealand have in common? Singularly great theatre organ concerts, with huge audiences, putting the spotlight squarely on the instrument we love.more...
Friday, August 28th 2015
GOOD LUCK AT THE TROXY, AT THE ST. LOUIS FOX, AND EVERYWHERE ELSE! As I write this from hot, humid, rainy Atlanta, I realize I shouldn’t complain. I heard on this morning’s news that some parts of California are literally sinking because so much water is being pumped out of the ground, and this never-ending drought is not offering any rainwater to replenish the supply. Difficult to imagine save...more...