2020 Awards Announced

2020 Awards

Hall of Fame

Robert ‘Bob’ Dilworth
Father Gus Franklin, S.s.c. (1938-2020)
Kenneth J. Crome (1947 -2020)
Charlie Balogh (1951 – 2019)

Special Merit

Dave Moreno
Steve Worthington
Bill Tandy (1955 – 2019)

Organist of the Year

Justin LaVoie

All of these awards will be formally presented at the annual members meeting which will take place via Zoom Saturday, October 24 at 12:00pm EST. Additional links will be emailed to all current members.


Upcoming Virtual Events
Date Time / Place Artist Event Type
December 4 6:00pm in Joliet, Illinois David Rhodes, Frank Pellico, Carl DeSanti Virtual Holiday Organ Concerts
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December 11 6:00pm in Joliet, Illinois David Rhodes, Frank Pellico, Carl DeSanti Virtual Holiday Organ Concerts
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December 18 6:00pm in Joliet, Illinois David Rhodes, Frank Pellico, Carl DeSanti Virtual Holiday Organ Concerts
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News & Articles
  • October 24
    October 25, 2020 7:30 PM St. Boniface Friends of Music is pleased to present the first event of our 2020-2021 Music Series featuring Dr. John Schwandt performing an accompaniment to the 1922 classic silent film, Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, which is an unofficial adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula. Dr. Schwandt will offer an introduction both to the film and the art of... more
  • October 15
    With the current pandemic making it not possible to have a convention this year, our annual Membership Meeting is going to be a virtual event taking place with Zoom. The meeting will have the following items as part of the agenda: Chairman Update Vice-Chairman Update Treasury Update Secretary Update Awards Presentation Update on Programs and Committees Membership Comments and Questions... more
  • September 19
    American Theatre Organ Society Announces 2020 Awards of Distinction Winners The American Theatre Organ Society Awards Committee announced its 2020 Awards of Distinction Winners. These awards would have been announced at the closing banquet of our annual convention in Indianapolis, IN, July 2020, but due to the novel Coronavirus pandemic, the convention has been postponed until 2021. It made no... more
  • November 19
    In 2011, the American Theatre Organ Society entered into a partnership agreement with the University of Oklahoma which established the Theatre Organ Archive and Library at the American Organ Institute . What was the collection of historical material, recordings, letters, and more thus found not only a new home, but received the benefit of serious archival attention. This partnership was of great... more