College of Musical Arts
1038 Moore Musical Arts Center
Michael Gartz is accompanist for the choirs at BGSU. He graduated from the Eastman School of Music with a Bachelor’s Degree in Organ Performance, and a minor in piano. Further studies were undertaken at Eastman in Musicology. He currently serves as organist of Trinity Episcopal Church, and organist for the Toledo Diocesan Choir at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral. He is also organist for the Canterbury Singers USA, which has performed in carious English cathedrals, including Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's, Ely, Norwich and York Minster. Michael is well known internationally as the owner of "Liberty Music", a mail-order firm specializing in rare classical 78-rpm records. Many records from his personal collection of 30,000 discs have been used in various CD transfers, on labels such as Pearl, Naxos, Tahra and Arbiter. His particular field of study, uniting his background as a performing musician and record collector, is performance practice of the Romantic era, with emphasis on early recordings by composers and their pupils.