The C. B. Fisk Opus 111 was commissioned in honor and dedication of Mildred Andrews Boggess, who in her nearly 4-decade tenure at the University of Oklahoma taught some of the most famous organists of today. C. B. Fisk is regarded as one of the finest pipe organ builders in the world, famous for its insistence on mechanical action organs when the rest of the country was making electro-pneumatic instruments.
Catlett Music Center was constructed in two stages, with the section containing the Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall and Grayce B. Kerr Gothic Hall (where the organ is currently situated) as the second stage. In the original plan, Sharp Concert Hall was supposed to be significantly larger, and seat more than twice its current capacity with the C. B. Fisk Opus 111 as its concert organ. Instead, a much needed parking garage was built where half of Sharp Hall was supposed to sit, and Gothic Hall which was initially a much smaller and humbler space was expanded and adapted to welcome the organ. The current space with its neo-Gothic architecture, vaulted ceilings, and stained glass boasts of over 4 seconds of reverberation, and C. B. Fisk built an instrument that really takes advantage of it.