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Classroom Profile

Robert Noehren
The Michigan Alumnus 248

Robert Noehren, '48erf, Professor of
 Organ and Church Music, and University Organist, joined the faculty at Ann
 Arbor in 1949, and he is back at his faculty duties again this semester after having
 spent the fall term in Europe on leave.
 He has a Rackham grant to study tone 
production of organ pipes. Professor Noeh
ren, an expert on organs, has made exten
sive studies of old instruments, and he has 
built four organs in his own small shop. 
He has made numerous recordings, and
 won the French Grand Prix du Disque 
for the best organ recording of 1953. Since 
beginning his career as a 14-year-old organist in a Buffalo church, he has per-
formed in many cities, including a concert
 at the International Organ Congress in 
Dusseldorf in 1954. In addition to his 
undergraduate studies at The University,
 he attended the Institute of Musical Arts
 in New York and the Curtis Institute in