Categories and Application for Membership



Business Membership

We welcome applications from businesses of any size that are professionally engaged in pipe organ building, repairing or tuning, or specialist supply services.

This category is then sub-divided into two lists: Accredited Business Members and Unaccredited Business Members; applicants are encouraged to apply for the former.

Following a satisfactory inspection of an example/s of work (details need to be supplied on a separate an Accreditation Application form) the Member’s details will be included in the Register of Accredited Business Members and the member may also quote their IBO Membership – alongside their associated categories of accreditation – on websites, stationery, tenders and in advertising etc.

Business Membership has a minimum fee of £176.00 plus £148.00 for each extra member of staff employed. In respect of accreditation, there is also a nominal inspection fee of £250.00 per day. Download Form


Trade Supplier Membership
Acceptance as a Trade Supplier Member is at the discretion of the IBO Board of Trustees and will involve the request for references. Any company/individual which supplies organ builders with specialist parts, materials, or assistance may apply for this level of membership. Download Form


Associate Membership

If you are not professionally involved in organ building but have an interest in the craft then you are still able to join the IBO, as an Associate member. Our current Associates include organ consultants, Diocesan and Independent Organs Advisers, organists – in fact anyone with a passion for the pipe organ would enjoy IBO Associate membership!

Applications are warmly invited from throughout the UK and also internationally.
Benefits include:
  • Invitations to events at various locations throughout the UK. 
  • Receipt of regular publications including quarterly Newsletters and our highly acclaimed annual journal Organ Building 
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Personal Membership
This is a concessionary level of membership, attracting reduced fees, and is reserved for members of staff employed by Business or Supplier members and retired organ builders. Acceptance as a Personal Member is at the discretion of the Board, but will not require an interview or examination of work..Download Form


Membership Fees
These are adjusted annually; the subscription year runs along the academic calendar (September – August). Business Members and Trade Supplier Members are offered the opportunity to pay their subs in quarterly instalments.