Photo: Fabiane Lange a concert organist, church musician, chamber musician, (sometimes carillonneur), and currently a fanatical fan of antique Northern German organs.


Welcome to my website!

Whether it is information about me and my concerts, or photos and recordings of some of the organs I know and love, I hope you'll enjoy the time you spend here.


I'm seen here in front of the beautiful 16th century case of the organ built in 1962 by Ahrend and Brunzema for St. Martini Church in Bremen, Germany. This amazing instrument, where I practiced regularly for many of my years in Germany, has three manuals and 33 stops, mechanical action, and is tuned in Bach Kellner temperament.


Happy end-of-August and here comes fall, ready or not! 

The summer is closing out with my concert at the Lake Leelanau RV Park, and then September starts with a bang - three concerts featuring the music of my friend Bernard Wayne Sanders.  The first in his home state of Wisconsin, the other two here in West Michigan, at Calvin University and Hope Church.  We'll also be presenting for the Holland AGO chapter, and talking with some compositions students at Hope and Calvin.  So it will be a busy 10 days!  Plus, I'm excited to hopefully take the ferry across Lake Michigan for the first tine ever!  See the concerts page for more details. 

Coming up later in the fall, Great Lakes Duo will be playing concerts in Michigan, as well as the percussion-organ duo Thunder&Wind with some new engagements, and I'm busy learning new music for all kinds of fun performances.  

We've been hitting the beach, taking bike rides, eating copious amounts of fresh fruit from the farmer's market, and writing postcard poetry as part of the Postcard Poetry Fest-

If you haven't checked my Youtube channel, or my Instagram feed (i_luv_Schnitgers), you might like to.  Organ and nature pictures, plus sometimes the kids.  

Books read lately:  Driftless by David Rhodes, Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living; Breathe: the new Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor

Music Learned lately: Estampie by David Ashley White, Two Heartbeats by Hina Sakamoto, Ourburts by Marion Verhaalen