Michael Gartz

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Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor of Organ and Choral Accompanist
Phone: 419-372-2181
Email: mgartz@bgsu.edu
Address: 0113 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 St. Timothy's 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 various English cathedrals, including Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's, Ely, Norwich, Chester, Liverpool, York Minster, Christ Church, Oxford and St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. 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.