Schoenstein to Miami High School
A three-manual, 30 voice Schoenstein organ is in production for the new Our Lady of Belen Chapel now under construction on the 33-acre campus of The Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in Miami, Florida. The school was founded in 1854 in Havana, Cuba by Queen Isabella II of Spain. In 1961, the communist regime confiscated the school property and exiled the Jesuit faculty. The school was re-established that same year in Miami. It has graduated over 7,500 young men in the tradition of Saint Ignatius of Loyola — academic excellence and spiritual discipline. Musical education at the Ignatian Center for the Arts includes instrumental instruction in Band and Orchestra and vocal instruction in the Music Ministry Ensemble. The new instrument will be used for school liturgies and organ instruction. The president is Fr. Guillermo M. García-Tuñón, S.J. The director of music ministry is Jonathan A. Sánchez, MM. The organ consultant is Luis J. Cuza.