"The American Institute of Organbuilders is a professional association made up of pipe organbuilders, organ maintenance technicians, and those in allied professions supporting the pipe organ industry. The AIO’s objective is to advance the science and practice of pipe organbuilding by discussion, inquiry, research, experiment and other means, and to disseminate knowledge regarding pipe organbuilding by such means as lectures, publications and exchange of information."
The institute publishes a quarterly journal featuring technical article, product and book reviews, and a forum for the exchange of building and service information and techniques.
The institute holds annual conventions and hosts seminars on various topics. Videos from some of the seminars are also available.Source:
Established 1974 as an association of individual organbuilders; offers examination for journeyman organbuilder; active in 1996.
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