Scot L. Huntington
Scot Huntington received a degree in Organ Performance from the State University of New York. While in college, he won the Buffalo AGO chapter Young Artist Competition, and he participated in a work-study program where he received college credit for apprentice work with the Schlicker Organ Company. Huntington formally apprenticed organbuilding with A. David Moore of North Pomfret, Vermont specializing in pipe making, and served his journeyman's period with the Bozeman-Gibson Company of Deerfield, New Hampshire where he focused on general instrument building, woodworking, and focused on historic restoration practice. He worked with D. Jacques Way of Stonington, Connecticut building harpsichords as well as graphic design and typesetting under Way, a former publisher of art books.
He established his own firm, S.L. Huntington & Co. in Stonington, Connecticut in 1988, specializing in the construction of new historically inspired pipe organs and the thoughtful restoration of instruments of all styles and specifically American instruments of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
A long-time member of the Organ Historical Society, Huntington was a member of the Historical Organ Citation Committee for 25 years, chaired the National conventions in Boston and New Haven, Connecticut, and served on the convention planning committees for Buffalo and the 50th Anniversary convention in Saratoga Springs. He has served as the past Councilor for Conventions, two terms as Vice President, and currently serves as the Councilor for Publications. He was responsible for the creation of the Society's Publication arm, the OHS Press, and is the current Chair of the Publications Board of Governors. He recently served as co-chair of the Committee to Revise the OHS Guidelines for Conservation and Preservation.
A long-time member of the Boston chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Huntington has served on the Executive Committee, and is a charter member of the chapter's innovative Organ Advisory Committee created in 1982. Huntington is a member of the American Institute of Organbuilders and is chair of the AIO Journal Editorial Review Board.
S.L. Huntington & Co. is a member of the International Society of Organbuilders.
The company has received praise from organists and organbuilders alike for its sensitive and informed restoration of historic instruments of a widely divergent range of styles from antique to contemporary. Scot Huntington has has been sought after as a consultant on historic conservation practice by several fellow organbuilding firms and is particularly respected as a voicer and tonal finisher.