On Sunday, July 9th, Dr. Brent Nolte featured two pieces, Prelude and Fugue in D, BWV 532 by J.S. Bach and Symphony #5 by Charles-Marie Widor, on the organ at Our Savior.
Dr. Nolte is Music Department Chair and College Organist at Talladega College, where he teaches courses in music theory. He serves Our Savior Lutheran Church in Birmingham as organist, choir director, and instrumental ensemble coordinator. Prior to beginning his tenure at Talladega in February 2016, Dr. Nolte served Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN, as an adjunct organ and brass instructor.
Dr. Nolte holds a Master of Music degree in Organ Performance from Central Michigan University, where he studied with Dr. Steven Egler. His master’s project, “The Organ Music and Musical Philosophy of Charles W. Ore,” was published in the March 2003 edition of The American Organist. In 2010, Dr. Nolte was awarded a School of Music Fellowship by the University of Minnesota, where he completed his Doctor of Musical Arts in Organ Performance Degree in 2013, studying with Dr. Dean Billmeyer.