The Society was incorporated according to Swiss civil law in 1987. The official base of the AJA is Romainmôtier. The original purpose was the restoration of the Alain organ, and was completed in 1991 with the help of numerous sponsors, of the Canton de Vaud and the Swiss Confederation. The organ was declared a historical monument of national significance in 1991. There is a agreement between the AJA and the Confederation, another one with the Swiss Organ Museum, and a third one with the Concert society and the Parish of Romainmôtier. These agreements secure the onward life of the organ in case the AJA should disappear or become unable to carry out its duties. Other instruments were given or promised to the AJA : a piano and a practice organ (cf. yearly report 2013/14, pages. 5-6), the Alain harmonium and the house organ of Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini. Except for these instruments, the Society has no possessions of any kind, and the organ room is rented from the Romainmôtier Foundation.
The yearly business period of the AJA runs from the beginning of June to the end of May, and the General Assembly takes place mid-June. A brochure is printed after the assembly and is sent to all members, containing all legal reports and financial information ; and some general informations.

Executive committee
Ruth Luethi, President
Marc Fitze, Vice-President
Marisa and Guy Bovet, Secretaries
Dominique Morisod, Treasurer

Lise Alain Delamare †
Agnès Alain Mazeaud
Nicolas Alain
Alain Aeschlimann (Saint-Martin organ company)
Valérie Borloz
Aurélie Decourt
Anne-Françoise Delafontaine
Chantal and Olivier Diserens
Eliane and Hans Eugen Frischknecht
Guy-Baptiste Jaccottet
Michel Jordan
Dominique Juilland
Emmanuel Le Divellec*
Benjamin Righetti
Helga Schauerte
Ton Van Eck
Tobias Willi*
(* = responsible for the interpretation course)

Honorary committee
Pierre Bousseau
Jean Ferrard
Martin Haselböck
Marie-Louise Jaquet-Langlais
James Kibbie
Denise Launay
Ludger Lohmann
Claude Maréchaux
Rudolf Meyer
Hartmut Raguse
Paul-Emile Schwitzguébel
Martin Souter

Annual membership fees (in CHF or €)

Regular members

50 (students 30)

Couples (2 at same address)


Sustanining member

100 (students 60)

Sustanining couple


Payments from the Euro zone : we recommend a SEPA bank transaction, which is much more economical than normal international transactions.

Postal check account Switzerland : No 12-22876-7, Genève
Bank : UBS SA, Genève, acct 279-C0295.321.0
IBAN : CH06 0027 9279 C029 5321 0
Association Jehan Alain, 1323 Romainmôtier

Secretary's office : Association Jehan Alain, faubourg de l'Hôpital 18, CH 2000 Neuchâtel
Tel. +41(0)32 721 27 90, +41(0)79 356 42 91, +41(0)79 458 67 74

Financial office : (Mr) Dominique Morisod, rte de Collombey-le-Grand 20, CH 1868 Collombey
Tel. +41(0)24 475 29 81, +41(0)24 472 84 21, +41(0)79 377 38 90

Interpretation course :