“Willing’s book is a sincere and refreshingly light-hearted call to action! It’s one we don’t hear often enough in our little world of big pipe organs.

Willing’s call is to be true artists and innovators working with the organ as vital and relevant medium; forward thinking and representative of our world, our humanity, and our time.”

– Dan Lemieux, CEO & Artistic director of Meta Organworks

Organist becomes one with futuristic organ console.

Donald Willing, organ professor extraordinaire (New England Conservatory, 1956-1969 and University of North Texas, 1968-1979), created the above illustration for the cover of his self-published book, Organ Playing and Design: A Plea for Exuberance. This cover image illustrates a playful dream of futuristic console design, where a player and their console become one.