BRIAN SCHOETTLER (b. 1988)
An organist and composer, Brian Schoettler is currently Organist at Morristown United Methodist Church in Morristown, New Jersey and Graduate Assistant in the Sacred Music Department at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey.
Brian has travelled around the world performing in Austria, Belize, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Japan, and Mexico with such groups as the Carthage Choir, the Carthage Wind Orchestra, and the Tremper Golden Strings. As a member of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, he has recently performed with the Berlin Philharmonic, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and the Philadelphia Orchestra under the batons of such conductors as Jacques Lacombe, Simon Rattle, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Brian currently studies organ with Alan Morrison and composition with Benjamin C.S. Boyle. Brian will continue his studies this summer as part of the European American Musical Alliance’s Composition Program at the Schola Cantorum in Paris. In the fall, Brian will continue his organ studies pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.
Brian is a member of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians (ALCM), and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Brian graduated summa cum laude from Carthage College with a triple emphasis in Organ Performance, Church Music, and Instrumental Music Education and is currently finishing a Master of Music degree in Organ Performance and Composition at Westminster Choir College.