Leo Ornstein Literary
2004: Mike Barnhart - for his AMICA bulletin article "Mechanical Music Instrument Computer Interface" that was serially printed in three issues of the bulletin. It detailed the process of taking a Seeburg MO, and with the help of computer technology, making it sound like a large Weber Orchestrion.
2003: Rob Bopp - primarily for his work as editor of the book "The Carousel Organ", and also for his contributions to the AMICA Bulletin over the years.
Bob & Ginny Billings
(None this year)
Robin Pratt - For literary contributions to further and promote the goals of
AMICA through service as AMICA publisher.
David Saul - For writing the first technical article for the AMICA Bulletin,
writing much of the reproducing piano section of "The Encyclopedia of
Mechanical Musical Instruments", and work rebuilding instruments and
research in the field.
Harvey & Marion Roehl - For publishing material vital to the restoration
and historic appreciation of the hobby, producing music tapes, and working at
conventions and meeting.
Bob & Ginny Billings - For compiling and publishing information on
Recordo and QRS rolls, and Ginny's work as Secretary and Bulletin editor.
Richard J. Howe - For contributions to "Welte-Mignon: Its music and
Musicians" and contributions to the Bulletin.
Art Reblitz - For his books "Player Piano Servicing and
Rebuilding" and "Piano Servicing, Tuning and Rebuilding"
(no award presented)
Emmett M. Ford - For major contributions to the Bulletin
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