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Brian Schoettler
Organ Department Chair

Private Instruction

Available For

DMA  - Eastman School of Music
MM - Westminster Choir College
BA - Carthage College

Basic Teaching Philosophy or Special Music Interests/Specialties

Teaching philosophy and areas of expertise: 
In addition to being a fine performer on one's primary instrument, students must seek a strong sense of musicianship grounded in analysis and informed by historical performance practices. This deeper engagement with the repertoire of all periods facilitates more intentionally expressive music-making. Both the beginner and the virtuoso are faced with the same challenge: performing in a way that speaks to the audience.

Professional Affiliations & Activities

Minister of Music & Organist at First United Methodist Church of Evanston
Board Member of the North Shore Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
Member of ALCM and ASCAP

Favorite musical moment: Playing the Ladegast organ at the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany where Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses.