John Eggert is Emeritus Professor of Music at Concordia University, Saint Paul where he has taught organ, music theory, and composition. He holds advanced degrees from the University of Iowa (DMA in Organ Performance and Pedagogy) and Northwestern University (MM in Organ Performance). His mentors include Delbert Disselhorst, Robert Lodine, Richard Enright, and Charles Ore (organ), Gerhard Krapf (organ and improvisation), and Theodore Beck (theory and composition).
Dr. Eggert has presented recitals, workshops, and lectures for churches, colleges and chapters of the American Guild of Organists throughout the United States. In 1989 he received a faculty fellowship from the Blandin Foundation to perform and record a program of new organ music by Minnesota composers, a program that was aired on National Public Radio in 1993 and again in 2000.
Among Dr. Eggert's organ compositions are Six Hymn Preludes, Sets I-VI, sets of variations on five hymn tunes - Wondrous Love, Nettleton, Shades Mountain, Slane and Foundation - and Creative Hymn Accompaniments, all published by CPH.
Commissioned pieces for brass quartet and choir include "Sing with All the Saints in Glory," published by CPH and "Clap Your Hands (Psalm 47)," published by GIA. "The Morning Trumpet," a piece for organ, brass quintet, and timpani and commissioned by Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL, is published by Brassworks4.
Dr. Eggert's choral music has been published by CPH, Augsburg Fortress, GIA, MorningStar, and Northwestern Publishing House and includes hymn anthems, hymn concertos, psalm settings, and arrangements of African American spirituals.