I had the privilege of studying organ with Dr. Schwandt for two years at the University of Oklahoma. He was a superior and innovative teacher who guided me in improving my technical playing ability as well as my musical interpretation of everything from Sweelinck to Leo Sowerby's Pageant. He also freely shared his vast technical knowledge of the organ during my studies. Dr. Schwandt instilled confidence in me - confidence to perform recitals, lead worship services from the bench, and contribute to any music ministry. On top of that, Dr. Schwandt was (and still is) a sincere friend who cared for my health and happiness both inside and outside the organ studio. I will always value his sense of humor, generosity, and zeal for making music!
Andrea Printy Buttine, MM
Organ Performance, OU 2011