The American organist, Dennis Schmidt, is a graduate of Dana College, Wartburg Theological Seminary and the University of Michigan. At Michigan he received both masters and doctoral degrees in organ performance as a student of Marilyn Mason.
Dennis Schmidt has performed recitals across the USA and also in Europe. He has also presented lectures on various topics at the University of Michigan and at AGO conferences. His two-volume work "An Organist's Guide to Resources for the Hymnal 1982" was published by Church Publishing in 1987 and 1991.
Dennis Schmidt has served as a musician at churches and schools in Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Delaware and Pennsylvania. He was also artistic and executive director of the Bach Festival of Philadelphia from 1993 to 2000. He recorded the complete organ works of J.S. Bach while serving as organist-choirmaster at St. John's Cathedral in Albuquerque, New Mexico during the tercentenary celebration for Bach in 1984-1985.
Dennis Schmidt is currently minister of music at Grace Lutheran Church in Wyndmoor, PA. He is also employed in the order entry department at J. W. Pepper and Son in Paoli, PA.