This web page is dedicated to the memory of Elmer OSteen.
Elmer was a fine man, much loved by many, and a personal encouragement to me.
He loved his Lord, his family, his country, and the Theatre Organ.
He was a founder and leader of our local North Jacksonville ATOS Chapter,
and he kept us together when it seemed we would just fade away.
He was a major source of information about the Theatre Organ era
here in Jacksonville, FL, which was a favorite topic of our personal conversations --
much of which found it's was into the netnovelet "The Glorious Sound."
He was 99 years old at his passing, and he will be sorely missed.
To professor Hildegard Jo Stanley
of Brewton-Parker College, Mt. Vernon, Georgia.
Who, through her guidance and vitality,
has had a profound impact on my education and vocation.
To Wynelle and Julius Blazs
To Wynelle, my first piano teacher, who taught
musicianship and taste by example, and embodied the "gospel"
of Theatre Organ by her excellent gospel organ playing in the
tradition of Harold DeCou and Paul Mickelson.
To Julius, for his Christ like example and dedication to our Lord,
and his profound influence on my life through his early Ministry in Music
at Beaver Street Baptist Church, Jacksonville. FL.
In memory of Helen “Yi-Yi” Nice,
my much beloved first organ teacher,
who taught so much more than
notes on the page, and
instilled in me the concept
of playing musically, and with
In memory of C. Carter Nice, Jr.
Who, as the owner of the
Nice House of Music,
gave me my very first
job - playing the organ
in Roosevelt Mall,
when I was 10 years old.