Organ, Sacred Music, and Historical Keyboards



A broad array of instruments is available for weekly lessons, performances, and regular practice. Some of these instruments are owned by ESM/University of Rochester, while others are available to ESM students through collaborative agreements with local institutions. Students who have church jobs also practice on the instruments in their churches.

Craighead-Saunders-SK-cropMemorial Art Gallery Fountain CourtSchmitt Full OrganHalloran-All Saints Organ, Sacred Heart Cathedral

Hook and HastingsSteere01Auditorium Theatre Wurlitzer

Organs of the Eastman School

Craighead-Saunders-SK-cropThe Craighead Saunders Organ at Christ Church
GOArt/Yokota (2008), II/39
Modeled after the 1776 Adam Gottlob Casparini Organ in Vilnius, Lithuania)

eastman italian baroque frontThe Italian Baroque Organ in the Memorial Art Gallery
Anonymous builder (c. 1770)

H&H Facade SKHook & Hastings Organ at Christ Church
Op. 1573 (1893), III/30

Hook and Hastings 1893 FrontHook & Hastings organ at St Mary’s Church
Op. 1697 (1896), II/9

Schmitt Full OrganVan Daalen-Dobson Organ, Kilian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt Organ Recital Hall
Built in 1978; restored by Dobson Organ Company (2000)

Kilbourn HallKilbourn Hall Organ
Skinner Organ Company, Op. 325 (1922); Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company, Op. 325-B (1951)
awaiting restoration

ESM Practice organs
14 practice organs by builders including Aeolian-Skinner, Andover, Flentrop, Fritts, Goetze and Gwynn, Holtkamp, Möller, Schlicker, Wahl, and Wangerin, located on the fourth floor of Eastman’s Main Building

Organs of the University of Rochester, River Campus

Interfaith Chapel OrganInterfaith Chapel, University of Rochester—River Campus
Casavant Frères Ltée., Opus 3053 (1969), III/46

Strong Auditorium Console ArchivalStrong Auditorium, The University of Rochester—River Campus
Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co., Op. 953 (1937), IV/88
awaiting restoration

Organs in Rochester Churches used regularly by Eastman organ students

Halloran-All Saints Organ, Sacred Heart CathedralSacred Heart Cathedral
Paul Fritts & Company Op. 26 (2008), III/53

Downtown United Presbyterian FiskDowntown United Presbyterian Church
C. B. Fisk, Inc., Op. 83 (1983), III/56

DSC_0065Church of the Ascension
E. M. Skinner, Op. 711 (1928), IV/56

DSC_0060The Episcopal Church of St. Luke and St. Simon Cyrene
E. M. Skinner, Op. 517 (1925), III/34

St. Paul's Skinner OrganSt. Paul’s Church
E. M. Skinner, Op. 655 (1927), IV/68

AsburyChancel_MG_0008Edit#03At6At96Asbury First United Methodist Church
Austin Organ Co., Op. 2215 (1956), IV/70

TPC sanctuary consoleThird Presbyterian Church
Austin Organ Co., Op. 2180 (1952/1991), IV/79

Austin2St. Mary’s Church 
Austin Organ Co., Op. 2186 (1953/1995), III/50

SteereSt. Michael’s Church
J. W. Steere and Son (1903), II/33

Holtkamp_OrganBohler-HorrizLutheran Church of the Incarnate Word
Holtkamp Organ Co., (1962), III/45
Samuel Bohler (1869), I/7
 Holtkamp Specification | Bohler Specification

DSC_0004First Universalist Church
Hope-Jones, Op. 2 (1908), III/13

01First Presbyterian Church, Pittsford
Taylor and Boody, Op. 57 (2008), II/22

Other Rochester organs used by Eastman organ students

Auditorium TheatreRTOS Console
Wurlitzer, Op. 1951 (1928), IV/23

Eisenhart ConsoleEisenhart Auditorium, Rochester Museum and Science Center
Wurlitzer, Op. 1492 (1926), III/12

Aeolian 1416 Console 8987 At 4x7 At 96dpi for WEB On 10-23-11George Eastman House
In 2013, the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film will inaugurate what will be the world’s largest residence organ, an Aeolian of four manuals and more than 120 ranks; Eastman students will have the opportunity to practice and perform on it.