The Board of Trustees of Estey Organ Museum in Brattleboro have elected Dr. Dennis Waring of Guilford as President of the Board to a one-year term. Dr. Waring, author of Manufacturing the Muse: Estey Organs and Consumer Culture in Victorian America, is one of the foremost experts on Estey organs and the Estey Organ Company.
Upon his election, Dr. Waring stated, “I am delighted to be back on the Board of Estey Organ Museum. I look forward to working with other Board members, docents and the wider community in the year ahead to continue the Museum’s important mission.”
An ethnomusicologist, educator, instrument maker, performer, and arts consultant, and founder and owner of Waring Music, Dr. Waring pursues his passion in ethnomusicology – the scholarly study of all the world’s music, each within their social, historical, geographical, and cultural contexts. Dr. Waring’s interests are wide-ranging, and he is an authority on the music of the United States, a specialist in areas of African and Latin American music, and an organologist (the scholarly study of musical instruments).
Dr. Waring holds the Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Kansas and a doctorate from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. He has taught in public schools in the US and Canada and at Wesleyan, Brown University, Trinity College, and the University of Connecticut. As a Master Teaching Artist, he was honored as Connecticut State Troubadour for 2003 and 2004. As a master instrument maker, Waring has written six books on musical instruments. He invents and manufactures instruments of all kinds.