Michael Kraft, President of C.B. Fisk organbuilders, also serves as Senior Reed Voicer, designing and overseeing the construction and voicing of the reeds. Since joining the Fisk shop in 1986, research trips to England, France and Germany have given him the opportunity to hear, play and measure many historic organs, a significant influence on his conceptualizing and voicing of the reed pipes in more than 50 Fisk instruments. Michael is the Music Director and Organist at First Church in Salem, UU. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance from the Oberlin
Conservatory of Music, where he was a pupil of Garth Peacock and Lisa Crawford. His Master of Music degree is from the New England Conservatory of Music, where he was an organ student of Yuko Hayashi. Michael and his wife, Stacia Conklin Kraft, a singer and preservationist, are continuously restoring and renovating a 1794 home in Salem, MA.