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Orgelkids Portable Organ

We’ve waited a long time for this portable organ to arrive and we were excited to put it together for the first time. Based off a design in the Netherlands, Orgelkids USA sells and rents these organs that can be put together by anyone. Our organ is Opus 1e from them. Below are some pictures of our trial run of putting it together. This is a great addition to our education and outreach programming. Look for it at the next FOKO event!  
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Kotzschmar Memorial Trust Scholarship 2018

The Kotzschmar Legacy—Music Education Mary Ann Kotzschmar established the Kotzschmar Memorial Trust Fund after the death of her husband Hermann Kotzschmar in 1908. The legal documents establishing the trust were dated November 28, 1911. The fund, at its inception, was valued at $4,781.02. After being left 25 years to accumulate, the fund began its annual use as stated in the trust guidelines, “to aid in the musical education of such pupil or pupils, of marked musical ability… [with] preference being given in such selection of beneficiaries to a promising pupil of the organ, the instrument through which Mr. Herman Kotzschmar‘s
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