M. P. Rathke, Inc.
DESIGNERS, BUILDERS, AND CONSERVATORS
OF MECHANICAL-ACTION PIPE
A graduate of Ball State and
Miami Universities, Michael Rathke has studied organ with
and Lenora McCroskey. He received his early organbuilding training
Goulding & Wood, Inc. of Indianapolis; he later joined the
staff of C.B. Fisk, Inc. of
Gloucester, Massachusetts, where he served
a formal five-year
as well as a further two years as a voicer
and tonal finisher.
After completing his Opus 1, he traveled to England to begin
a two-year association with
Organs of London, where he assisted in the comprehensive restorations
of the 1871 Father Willis
organ in London's Royal Albert Hall and
the 1766 George England, Sr.
organ at the
Danson Mansion in Kent. During
this time, he also participated in the tonal
landmark instrument in the Cathedrale in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Michael Rathke returned to the U.S. in 2004 to resume organbuilding
under his own name.
His focus continues to be the building, restoration,
of fine mechanical-action instruments.
MAINTENANCE & PROJECT WORK
PHONE: 317-903-8816 • FAX: 765-529-1284
P. O. BOX 389 • SPICELAND, INDIANA 47385 • USA