"To promote and fund the art and music of the classical organ in new and traditional media." The Organ Media Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, chartered in January of 2011 to encourage and help those who seek to share the art and music of the classical organ in its many forms with a wider world through the use of both traditional and emerging media forms. As technology becomes an increasing part of our daily lives, we want to ensure that the organ continues to be heard, not only in our churches and concert halls, but everywhere around the world. The music of the organ often speaks to us from a different time and age, and so we must work to ensure that its musical voice continues to sound through the conduits and channels our modern world provides. It is the goal of the foundation to bring the labors of those that work to create and recreate the music of the organ to a willing, listening, and watching world. Through our work we hope that the music of the organ will continue to inspire as it has for so many centuries.
Organ Media Foundation
6622 Michigan Ave
St. Louis, MO 63111
David Scribner is originally from Chicago, Illinois, and studied organ and church music at DePaul university with Arthur C. Becker and René Dosogne. During his time at DePaul, he served as Assistant Organist at the University Church under Dr. Becker and followed him as Organist and Choirmaster of the church. Since then, he has held various other Organist / Choirmaster positions around the country, and also has worked for several organbuilders. He currently is a technician with Nichols & Simpson, Inc., Organbuilders in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is a member of the American Institute of Organbuilders, the Organ Historical Society and the American Guild of Organists. David also runs the various lists at PipeChat.org and has served on the Board of Directors of the Atlantic City Convention Hall Organ Society.
Sam Vause is an engineering manager for Intel Corporation, a past Chief Technical Officer for NCR's WCS group and once upon a time worked for Conn Organ. A longtime organ fanatic and general techno-phile, he's managed to integrate the organ in various forms into most jobs; these days, he's an enthusiastic supporter of Organlive which helps him through the busy work day. A pipe-augmented Rodgers 760 and Baldwin M Grand help to remind him that music has incredible value to all our lives. Sam invites everyone to join him in supporting the great programs sponsored by this foundation.
Ben Oberkfell began an interest in streaming media during his undergraduate studies, as the engineer for KWUR, Washington University's radio station. He has built the mobile apps for Organlive, as well as performed technical advisory services for other community radio stations. Ben is a mobile engineer at The New York Times, and has held similar roles at American Express and Jive Software. Before his mobile development work, he wrote software for the Human Genome Project and cancer research projects in St. Louis.
A lifelong fan of the organ, David McPeak has worked in the console department of Aeolian-Skinner, for the Andover Organ Company, and was the first employee hired by Charlie Fisk for his new organ company in Gloucester, C.B. Fisk. Now retired, Mack has also worked as a medical photographer and property manager. He has been a longtime supporter of Organlive, helping to find and save rare recordings for broadcast. Mack is an active attendee of organ recitals in the Boston area helping to discover upcoming organist talent.
Scott VanZuiden is a teacher of mathematics, originally from Northwest Illinois. Having great interest in the pipe organ, he served on the Organ Team at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport, IA from 2005 - 2008. The team selected the talents of the Bigelow & Company Organ Builders to erect Opus 33, which was dedicated to the church in December, 2008 and an Inaugural Recital was performed on May 15, 2009. Scott enjoys attending organ recitals, and is privileged to support a foundation that promotes the classical pipe organ.