Marriott Center, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
Custom 79 Stop Four-Manual Allen Organ

The Marriott Center at Brigham Young University is not only home to Cougar basketball, but also hosts devotionals, forums, firesides, commencement exercises, concerts and pageants. For such events, a large organ is needed to support congregational singing, campus choirs and orchestras, as well as other various musical events.

The criteria for the organ of this 22,700 seat arena included a large specification with a large audio system. The instrument also had to be portable to accommodate a variety of events and different set-up configurations. The 79 stop, Four-Manual Allen organ was built with three large movable dollies that contain the organ's custom audio system. The console is mounted on a movable platform so the entire instrument can be moved to a storage area. The organ is also equipped with a small audio system and headphone jacks to allow students and faculty to rehearse while the organ is in storage. The organ is mainly used for the university's weekly televised devotionals.

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