Brent L. Neuenschwander is appointed director of music ministries and organist for First Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana. He leaves a position as director of music for First Presbyterian Church, Findlay, Ohio. Neuenschwander grew up in Berne, Indiana, and began studying piano at the age of six. He began organ lessons at fifteen with Max Stuckey of Bluffton, Indiana, before studying with Irene Ator between 2002 and 2007 with many lessons held at the First Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne.
Neuenschwander earned a Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance from Salem College, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in 2012 and a Master of Music degree in organ performance in 2014 from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, also in Winston-Salem. He studied organ with Timothy Olsen and piano with Barbara Lister-Sink, with whom he studied injury preventive keyboard technique. He has had additional lessons with Marilyn Keiser and has performed organ recitals in Indiana, North Carolina, and Ohio.
From 2013–2015, Neuenschwander was assistant organist at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, moving to Findlay in 2015.
For information: firstpresfortwayne.org.
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