Scott Riedel

Scott R. Riedel, Acoustician/Organ Consultant

Mr. Riedel is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Architecture and the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. He is Organist-Choirmaster at Christ Church, Episcopal, Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, and is a guest lecturer at Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois.

He has served on many church music committees and boards, including the American Guild of Organists, The Royal School of Church Music, and The Association of Lutheran Musicians. He is a member of the British Institute of Organ Studies and the Acoustical Society of America. Mr. Riedel’s publications include a column in the GIA Quarterly Magazine as Architectural and Acoustics reviewer, the booklet “Acoustics in the Worship Space” Published by Concordia Publishing House, as a series of articles in “The Diapason” magazine. He has also edited a special issue of CrossAccent, a journal published by the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians which focused on church architecture, acoustics, and music.

Mr. Riedel has presented lectures on worship space acoustics, organ design and purchase to the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, National Association of Pastoral Musicians, American Guild of Organists (various chapters and regions), Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, American Institute of Architects, and the Lectures in Church Music at Concordia University.

Workshops

Acoustics in the Worship Space - Sacred Music,Other

Information and case studies relative to creating or improving acoustics in the worship environment for speech, music, and participation by the assembly in sung and spoken liturgy.

Organs: New, Used, or Rebuilt - Sacred Music

Guidance on the matter of the design, placement, and selection of an organ for the worship space; along with comparative evaluation of various organ types and options.