A favorite on the Nachtmusik Concert Series, organist Samuel Metzger returns! Join us for this spectacular concert on the King of Instruments on Friday, May 5 at 7:00PM.
Born in Rochester, NY, Samuel Metzger grew up in northern Arizona, where his parents were missionaries to the Navajo Indians. Early studies began at Northern Arizona State University in Flagstaff, where he was accepted into the Preparatory School of Music as an organ student of Dr. Marilyn Brandon. In high school he studied with Dr. Royce Johnson at the University of Arizona, Tucson.
Metzger began undergraduate studies in 1990 at Arizona State University as a student of Robert Clark. There he studied on a Regents Scholarship and at graduation was named “Most Outstanding Undergraduate in Performance.”
In 1995 he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and began studies with Jon Laukvik at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart, Germany. He was awarded a second Fulbright Scholarship and in 1997 graduated with a degree of Künstleriches Aufbaustudium (KA). Mr. Metzger then went on to study with Marie-Claire Alain in St. Germain-en-Laye, France.
In 2003, Mr. Metzger became Senior Organist at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale, FL, serving with the late Dr. D. James Kennedy, Senior Pastor. Services were broadcast on the Coral Ridge Hour, a TV program that was broadcast throughout the USA and internationally to 202 countries. In the fall of 2009, Samuel joined the staff of New Presbyterian Church, Pompano Beach, FL as Senior Organist and Music Associate. In 2014 Samuel took the position of Organist & Music Associate of Second Presbyterian Church, in Memphis, TN.
Mr. Metzger is heard regularly around the country in concert. He has recorded six CDs, including “Toccata,” “Majesty and Glory,” “Joy to the World,” and “Prayer and Meditation.” His hymn arrangements are published by Morning Star Music. For more information you may visit metzgermusic.com.