A native of Warren, Ohio, Dylan Sanzenbacher is a Music Education major at the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music in Berea, Ohio. He has studied piano with Thomas Solich and Dr. Sungeun Kim and organ and harpsichord with Professor Nicole Keller. Most recently, he has begun studying harpsichord with Lisa Crawford in Oberlin. He is expecting his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education in the spring of 2020. After he graduates, Dylan would like to continue his education in a Master’s program in early keyboard performance. In the 2019-2020 academic year, Dylan will serve as the Riemenschneider Bach Institute (RBI) Educator, a newly established award that focuses on the collaboration between the RBI and the Community Arts School at Baldwin Wallace. Dylan will also be presenting a lecture-recital with Dr. Christina Fuhrmann, editor of Bach: Journal of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute, at BW and the 2019 Westfield Society for Historical Keyboard Studies conference held at Oberlin Conservatory of Music. This will focus on the RBI’s collection of the Well-Tempered Clavier, which is the largest collection in the world.
He currently serves as Director of Music Ministries and Organist at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Elyria, Ohio where he directs and accompanies the Chancel Choir. He has also been on staff as a sales associate at Solich Piano and Music Company since 2017. He has performed in masterclasses and Brownbag concerts on organ at Trinity Cathedral and Baldwin Wallace University’s Lindsay-Crossman Chapel with Todd Wilson, and on piano at Youngstown State University's Dana School of Music with Dr. Caroline Oltmanns. Dylan is a member of the Ohio Music Education Association, Ohio Collegiate Music Education Association Chapter 141 of BW, National Association for Music Education, the Cleveland Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, the Historical Keyboard Society of North America, and the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies. He also actively sings in BW Singers, a collegiate choral ensemble under the direction of Dr. Marc Weagraff.
A graduate of Howland High School, Dylan enjoys accompanying the Howland Middle School Solo and Ensemble contests and Mrs. Nancy Moore’s Warren Civic Chorus Children’s Choir. He also substitutes on occasion for Living Lord Lutheran Church and his home church, St. Mark Lutheran Church, both in Warren. In his free time, Dylan also enjoys all aspects of restoring and playing early keyboard instruments such as harpsichords, spinets, virginals and clavichords. Dylan loves spending time with his family, reading, cooking, learning about his family history, traveling, and playing a variety of keyboard instruments, including his own Earl Russell French double manual harpsichord, Paul Irvin double-fretted clavichord, and Phillip Kidd 5 Octave Zuckermann clavichord.