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Preconceptions of the organ as religious and esoteric are crumbling under Cameron as he revitalizes it with his unorthodox arrangements that range from Bob Dylan to John Williams. His openness to musical influences outside of the classical world does not assign him to the refusal of previous methods commonly associated with revolutionary artists. A strong advocate of the virtual pipe organ, Cameron has also chosen to play one of his major 2009-2010 season concerts on the traditional pipe organ at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin in New York’s Times Square. He considers the 1932 Aeolian-Skinner organ there to be a “model of excellence,” a scientific phrase used to indicate setting a high standard.