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.