John Nagy | November 18, 2016
Yes, there is such a thing as a big, national convention of organists each summer and there in 2015 was Collin Boothby. Then an undergraduate organ student at Texas Christian University, he was contemplating aloud his options for graduate school.
Oh, he was told, you need to go to Notre Dame for your master’s degree. They’re getting this great new organ.
Yes, he said. I know. My brother is helping to build it.
Zane Boothby told that story matter-of-factly one morning that July as he prepared a rack board in which a rank of organ pipes would sit, carefully lining the precision-cut holes with strips of felt that will cradle each pipe, hold it in place and keep it from rattling while the instrument around it sings and thunders.