Justin Matters Organ Shop

Hermosa, SD

Builder: originally Schlicker Organ Co., 1959 (at Notre Dame, ID).
Manuals: 2
Ranks: 2
Pipes: 170
Stops: 10
Action: Electro-pneumatic

Notes: Active in St. Paul, Minnesota, c. 1980, aluminum organ pipes and organ parts as Justin Organ Pipes; in Rapid City, South Dakota, 1986; associated with Temple Organ Co. of St. Joseph, Missouri. Staff: Mark V. Matters.

Justin Matters studied organ at Concordia College, St. Paul with Paul Manz. He then transferred to the University of Minnesota to complete a degree in organ performance under Heinrich Fleischer. Formed Justin Organ Pipes in St. Paul, Minnesota, which later became Matters, Inc., a general organ supply company. Justin purchased Schlicker Organ Company in 1992 and merged his firm into Schlicker.

The instrument (1959 Schlicker) started at Notre Dame University in ID.  Justin Matters acquired the instrument and moved it to SD. Around 2000 it was acquired/moved  again to East Coast by Scott Foppiano.

 Organ Historical Society as of 2020.