Lee University Chapel - Cleveland
The organ at Lee University is the culmination of more than 50 years of work by the American company Rodgers Instruments. The company was founded to build organs with true pipe organ sound, whether they play with or without windblown pipes. Its factory is located in Hillsboro, Oregon, in the heart of the Pacific Northwest's "Silicon Forest" technology hub. Since 1988, Rodgers has been part of the Roland Corporation, a world leader in musical instrument innovation and manufacturing.
Sue Rose Gibson, owner of Rose Music Company, Inc. in Louisville, Tennessee, along with organ technician Paul Michael joined with Noel Jones, AAGO, in creating the Lee University instrument, under the direction of Dr. William Green, Dean of the School of Music, and Dr. Matthew Krepps, Professor of Chemistry, who is also an organist. Dr. Krepps and Mr. Jones voiced the Masterpiece Signature 376 organ to the new chapel, which combines architectural elements of Romanesque, early Christian, and neo-Gothic design.
Lee University's School of Music has grown dramatically under the leadership of University President Dr. Charles Paul Conn, whose wife Darlia McLuhan Conn is a member of the piano faculty.