About Me

Greg Scheer
greg@gregscheer.com
Church of the Servant
3835 Burton SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
616-956-7611 x26

Biography

Greg Scheer (www.gregscheer.com) is Minister of Worship at Church of the Servant in Grand Rapids and Music Associate at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. His life's work includes a two decade marriage (Amy), two children (Simon and Theo), a book (The Art of Worship, Baker Books, 2006), and hundreds of compositions, songs, and arrangements in a freakishly wide variety of styles.

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 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.

Composition Bio:

Greg Scheer has composed hundreds of 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. 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.