Robert I. Coulter began his organ building career with an apprenticeship at the firm of Steiner-Reck in Louisville, Kentucky. He worked with Jim Miller of Miller Pipe Organ Company of Louisville, Kentucky, with a service range of nine states. While with Miller, Coulter served as a service technician and tuning team leader, rapidly climbing to be a vital member of the firm. He also began his studies in voicing and tonal design at Miller, participating in many tonal finishing / revoicing projects. Coulter has served as a tonal designer and voicer on over 65 instruments. With installation and mechanical experience built with participation in more than 200 projects, he has experience with various types of construction and nationalistic schools of tonal design. These experiences include being a member of the first voicing team at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and work in the Cathedral (Domkyrke) in Uppsala, Sweden. Mr. Coulter is an active member of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), Atlanta chapter; the Organ Historical Society; and the American Institute of Organbuilders (AIO), where he holds a Colleague Certification. He has been published in The Journal of American Organbuilding, and has written articles for the Louisville Courier-Journal and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and the Journal of Church Business Administrators.. As a musician, he studied Tuba and Music Education at the University of Louisville, and continues to perform as a freelance tubist in the Atlanta region. He also performs with The Georgia Brass Band, and The Premiere Brass Quintet, and is Principal Tuba of the Georgia Philharmonic.
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