Technical Experience

The ATOS Technical experience is a four-day seminar that provides hands-on training for anyone interested in the technical aspects of the theatre pipe organ. The experience covers a variety of subjects, including moving about an organ chamber, care of pipes, tuning, blower control, winding fundamentals, chest restoration, and much more.
This annual event brings the finest technicians and installers together with young technicians, chapter volunteers and others who wish to learn the proper methods of restoration.
Since the very first Technical Experience was presented in 2010, six seminars have been held annually. Each seminar presented covered a major subject area, with regard to proper restoration of a theatre pipe organ. We have now come full circle and the 2018 will begin the seminar series over again with the very basics of restoration. It will include proper materials to use and craftsmanship techniques for releathering manual and offset chests.

2018 Technical Experience

August 6 - 9, 2018

This year, Carlton Smith, Clark Wilson, and Justin Nimmo will be the instructors.
The 2018 Technical Experience takes place again at the working theatre organ restoration workshop of Carlton Smith Pipe Organ Restorations, 212 W. 10th Street, Suite D240, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5669.
There will not be an official hotel this year, as with the increased discount sites etc. Participants can get a better rate than a contracted group rate .You are responsible for making your own hotel reservations. A list of hotels all within a short distance of one another is provided below.
Comfort Inn East
2295 N Shadeland Ave, Indianapolis, IN, (317) 359-9999
Holiday Inn Express- Indianapolis- East
7035 Western Select Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46219 (317) 322-0011
Candlewood Suites- Indianapolis- East
7040 E 21st St, Indianapolis, IN 46219 (317) 495-6600
Baymont by Wyndham- Indianapolis- East
2311 Shadeland Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46219 (317) 492-0986
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott- Indianapolis- East
7110 E 21st St, Indianapolis, IN 46219 (317) 355-0101

Registration deadline for the Technical Experience is July 31st.
Tuition for the experience is $385.00, and space is limited to 15 persons.

If you have questions contact: Carlton Smith (carlton55 [at] or (317) 697-0318 9:00am - 5:00pm.

Application form is below.

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