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The American Organist
Cover photo features a restoration by
S.L. Huntington & Co.
Listen to a Radio Interview with
Scot Huntington for Vermont Public Radio. This interview was conducted during the OHS Vermont Convention in June, 2013.
Help the Union Church in Heath, Massachusetts, finish the restoration of their historic instrument! An exceptionally talented woodworker in Concord, Massachusetts has been selected to execute the carving project, and funds are now being raised through this Go Fund Me site to permit the final crowning touch to this early masterpiece of organbuilder William Johnson. The money being raised is the at-cost price of the carvings, and S.L. Huntington & Co. will donate the labor to install the carvings upon their completion. Nathan J. Laube played the dedicatory recital.
Frederick Jodry plays the
D.A. Flentrop, 1966 Restored by S.L. Huntington & Co.
Piet Post: Introduction and Variations
Bring, O Morn, Thy Music - Nicea
Scot L. Huntington received a degree in Organ Performance from the State University of New York at Fredonia. 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 member of the Organ Historical Society since 1974, 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, Cleveland, Vermont, and the 50th Anniversary convention in Saratoga Springs. On June 27, 2013, he concluded his two-term tenure as President of the O.H.S. He had previously served the organization as Councilor for Conventions, two terms as Vice President, and the Councilor for Publications. He was responsible for the creation of the Society's Publication arm, the O.H.S. Press, and served as Chair of the Publications Board of Governors for eight years. He served as co-chair of the Committee to Revise the OHS Guidelines for Conservation and Preservation, officially published in 2008.
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.
Scot Huntington is member of the American Institute of Organbuilders and is currently serving as Chair of the AIO Editorial Journal Review Committee. His organbuilding firm, 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 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.