oberlin alumni magazine  
one more thing / photo by scott ryder
photo of organ construction

MEET MICHAEL KRAFT '81 at work on Oberlin College's new organ to be installed in Finney Chapel this summer. Michael is the head reed voicer at acclaimed organ designer and builder C.B. Fiske, Inc., in Gloucester, Massachusetts, where the 45,000-pound Opus 116 symphonic organ is being constructed. The instrument will have 60 voices and 3,879 pipes, with the largest, made of poplar, weighing in at 600 pounds. The smallest pipes are the size of a child's finger.


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