Greg Scheer's eclectic musical activities have included conducting choirs, performing at coffee houses, playing string bass in orchestras, leading rock bands, performing with an African drum ensemble, playing on the streets of Austria, and composing music for all of the above.
Short bio for worship leadership events:
Greg Scheer is Minister of Worship at Church of the Servant in Grand Rapids and Music Associate at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. His writings include The Art of Worship: A Musician’s Guide to Leading Modern Worship (Baker Books, 2006) and contributions to The Hymn, Call to Worship, Worship Leader, and the New Songs of Celebration Render (ed C. Michael Hawn, GIA 2013). His music is available from Augsburg Fortress, GIA, Abingdon Press, WorshipToday, Faith Alive, in numerous hymnals and at www.gregscheer.com.
Greg Scheer has composed over 600 pieces, songs and arrangements. His music is published by Augsburg Fortress, GIA, Abingdon Press, Worship Today, Faith Alive and in numerous hymnals. He has won commissions from the Iowa Choral Directors Association, Iowa Composers Forum, Linn-Mar High School String Orchestra, Chagall String Quartet and Northwestern College. His electronic piece, "Crossfade," was included on the CD ...from everlasting to everlasting... His string quartet "6" was featured on WQED in Pittsburgh and was also a winning composition in the 2000 Southeastern Composers' Symposium. Most recently, his hymn "People of the Lord" won the Calvin09 hymn contest and was subsequently sung and published internationally.
Scheer is a member of Broadcast Music Incorporated, the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers, LicenSing, and Christian Copyright Licensing International. In 1993 he received an MA in composition and theory from the University of Pittsburgh. Since then he has served at Bellefield Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, Wildwood Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee, and Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. At present he, his wife Amy, and their sons Simon and Theo live in Grand Rapids, Michigan where Greg is Minister of Worship at Church of the Servant and Music Associate at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.
Musical awards of a less official variety include winning the TopGolf Theme Contest with his song "Bring It On!", having his march "We Are the Cougars" named the official fight song of Illinios Central College, winning the FramesDirect Robot Dance Song contest, earning third place in the National Speleological Society Cave Ballad contest, placing in the top 5 of the Celldweller "The Best It's Gonna Get" remix contest, and enjoyng $100 of pizza for his song and Lego animation "Google Me!"
Greg's Resume: PDF (updated January 2011)
A high resolution photo of Greg: JPG
Is Greg accepting commissions?
Yes. Greg has been commissioned to compose pieces for professional ensembles, special occasions in the life of the church, schools, milestones in the lives' of clergy, festive choral events, highlights of the church year, theatrical productions, commercials, and music for unique instrumental combinations. He's even written theme music for Vacation Bible School! If you would like to discuss commissioning a musical work of any type, please contact Greg at the address below.