Our president and tonal director, Jack Bethards, is internationally known as a pipe organ consultant specializing in evaluating instruments and planning programs for renovations.

Jack is a San Francisco Bay Area native and holds Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. He has been a professional musician and is currently active in the American Guild of Organists. He is past president of the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America and member of the American Institute of Organbuilders, the International Society of Organbuilders, and the Association Aristide Cavaillé-Coll. He is on the National Council of The Organ Historical Society and serves on the advisory boards of several organ preservation societies. In over 45 years of pipe organ work and research, Mr. Bethards has been a frequent lecturer and contributor of articles to professional journals. A major thrust of his study, including work abroad, has been Romantic organ building in France, Germany, England and America.


This is a selected list of Jack's consulting clients.

NATIONAL AND CATHEDRAL CHURCHES
* Cathedral Church
of the Advent
Birmingham, AL
   Holy Rosary Cathedral
Vancouver, B.C.
   Cathedral of Christ the Light
Oakland, CA
* St. Paul's Cathedral
San Diego, CA
   The National Shrine
Washington, D.C.
* Washington National Cathedral
Washington, D.C.
* First Church of Christ, Scientist
(The Mother Church)
Boston, MA
* Cathedral of St. Paul
Saint Paul, MN
* Cathedral Church of
St. John the Divine
New York City
* Riverside Church
New York City
* Christ Church Cathedral
Houston, TX
   St. James Cathedral
Seattle, WA

EPISCOPAL CHURCHES
   Saint Luke's Episcopal Church
Darien, CT
* Trinity Church
Boston, MA
* All Saints Church
Worcester, MA
* Christ Church Cranbrook
Detroit, MI
* St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Morristown, NJ
   St. James' Church
New York City
* Trinity Church, Wall Street
New York City
   Christ Church
Philadelphia, PA
* St. Mark's Church
Philadelphia, PA
   St. George's Episcopal Church
Nashville, TN

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHES
* Fourth Presbyterian Church
Chicago, IL
* Second Presbyterian Church
Indianapolis, IN
* First Presbyterian Church
Lincoln, NE
   Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church
Philadelphia, PA
   First Presbyterian Church
Philadelphia, PA
* East Liberty Presbyterian
Church
Pittsburgh, PA
* First Presbyterian Church
Houston, TX
   Grace Presbyterian Church
Houston, TX

UNIVERSITIES, COLLEGES, SCHOOLS, CONSERVATORIES
   University of Redlands
Redlands, CA
* University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
   Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN
* Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI
* Hope College
Holland, MI
* University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
* University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
* Nebraska Wesleyan University
Lincoln, NE
* St. Paul's School
Concord, NH
* Eastman School of Music
Rochester, NY
   St. Charles Borromeo
Seminary
Wynnewood, PA

PUBLIC HALLS AND INSTITUTIONS
* The Kennedy Center
Washington, D.C.
   The Smithsonian Institution
Washington, D.C.
   Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, MN
   Atlantic City Convention Hall
Atlantic City, NJ
   Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, PA
   The Bradley Foundation
Philadelphia, PA
   The Wanamaker Store
Philadelphia, PA
   Melbourne Town Hall
Australia
   Newcastle Town Hall
England

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAS
   Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
* Boston Symphony Orchestra
* The Cleveland Orchestra
   San Francisco Symphony
Orchestra

OTHER DENOMINATIONS
* Old South Church
Boston, MA
* Historic Trinity
Lutheran Church
Detroit, MI
   Normandale Lutheran Church
Edina, MN
* Myers Park Baptist Church
Charlotte, NC
* First Central
Congregational Church
Omaha, NE
   St. Joseph Church (R.C.)
Bronxville, NY
   First Universalist Church
Rochester, NY
   First Congregational Church
Columbus, OH
   West End United
Methodist Church
Nashville, TN
* First United Methodist Church
Beaumont, TX
* Denotes Skinner or Æolian-Skinner organ

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