Bayard Sharp Hall is being outfitted with a custom-built Dobson pipe organ. Built in Lake City, Iowa, at a cost of $350,000, the mechanical-action organ will feature 18 registers, 21 stops, 22 ranks and 1,234 pipes. A major portion of the funding has been donated by Edward and Naomi Jefferson of Greenville, Del., and the interior of the building is known as the Jefferson Music Gallery in recognition of their donation.

In preparation for the installation of the organ, the balcony was steel-reinforced, says Hollowell. Other recent changes include updating electrical systems and plumbing, installing new heating and air-conditioning systems and adding handicapped-accessible ramps.

GREAT pipes




8' Prestant 58
8' Chimney Flute 58
4' Octave 58
4' Flute 58
2' Super Octave 58
IV Mixture 1 1/3' 232
8' Trumpet
Swell to Great
58
SWELL (expressive)
8' Bourdon 58
8' Salicional 58
4' Principal 58
4' Chimney Flute 58
2' Recorder 58
1 1/3' Larigot 58
II Cornet 116
8' Oboe 58
Tremulant affects entire instrument
PEDAL
16' Subbass 32
8' Principal 32
8' Gedackt extension of Subbass 12
4' Choralbass extension of Principal 12
16' Trombone 32
8' Trumpet extension of Posaune 12
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal


18 Stops - 22 Ranks - 1,234 Pipes