In a recital at Our Savior on July 9, Dr. Brent Nolte performed two pieces: Prelude and Fugue in D Major, BWV 532 by Johann Sebastian Bach, and Symphony V, Opus 42 No. 1, by Charles-Marie Widor.
Dr. Nolte is Music Department Chair and College Organist at Talladega College, where he teaches courses in music theory and performs as organist for several convocations annually. He serves as organist, choir director, and instrumental ensemble coordinator at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Birmingham. Previously, he 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, Brent 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.