Brian Schoettler is Organist at Morristown United Methodist Church where he plays their 53 rank Austin organ and accompanies the Chancel Choir. Brian is also a Graduate Assistant in Sacred Music at Westminster Choir College. Previously, Brian held positions as Organ Scholar at St. Chrysostom’s Episcopal Church in downtown Chicago, Assisting Organist at St. Mary's Lutheran Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Asstistant Organist at Evangelical United Methodist (EUM) Church in Racine, Wisconsin. Brian began his keyboard studies at the piano at age six with Susan Childers and continued his studies with Dr. Michael Burkhardt, Dr. Aaron Nee, Richard Hoskins, and most recently with Ken Cowan.
In addition to his work as an organist, Brian also plays saxophone with the Kenosha Pops and Racine Concert Bands as well as the Schoettler Saxophone Ensemble. Also a composer, Brian's works have been premiered by the Carthage Choir, at KUSD's 50th Annual Band-O-Rama, and by various local congregations. Last summer he was the youngest of five composers selected to study with renowned composer Dan Locklair at Yale University. Brian is a member of the the American Guild of Organists (AGO), the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians (ALCM), the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), and the Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI). Brian graduated from Carthage College with a triple emphasis in Organ Performance, Church Music, and Instrumental Music Education and is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Organ Performance at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey.
For more information about Brian, visit: www.brianschoettler.com