I have had the privilege to know John Schwandt for over fifteen years as a teacher, mentor, and friend. After studying at some of the finest organ programs in the country, including Oberlin College, Indiana University, and The American Organ Institute at the University of Oklahoma (DMA, ’15), I feel confident expressing that John Schwandt is one of the most inspiring and dedicated organists I have ever met. He is a teacher of the highest character both professionally and personally and I would not hesitate to recommend further study with him to any of my students or colleagues. My success as an organist is due in large part to the time spent studying with him and I look forward to the wonderful things the American Organ Academy will bring to the organ world!
Dr. Bradley Fitch, DMA
Organist and Director of Worship Life
Christ United Methodist Church, Bethel Park, PA
Grove City College, Grove City, PA