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Dr. Christiaan Teeuwsen
A native of St. Catharines Ontario, Christiaan Teeuwsen was formerly the Director of Music at MacNab Street Presbyterian Church in Hamilton, and is Associate Professor of music, Organ Performance and Choral Music at Redeemer University College in Ancaster.
Dr. Teeuwsen received his BA from Dordt College (1980) where he studied organ with Dr. Joan Ringerwole. He received a Master of Fine Arts (1983), and Doctor of Musical Arts (1994) at the University of Iowa, completing studies with Dr. Delores Bruch and Dr. Delbert Disselhorst. He was awarded the Uitvoerend Musicus - Orgel (Solo Diploma - Organ/1984) for Organ Performance from the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam. During studies in The Netherlands he was assistant organist to Klaas Bolt at the Sint Bavo Kerk in Haarlem (1983-85). He also studied with Harold Vogel at the North German Organ Academy, and Ton Koopman (Utrecht) in organ. He has recorded on historic instruments in The Netherlands; North German Organ works (Schnitger Orgel – 1702), Bach meets Buxtehude on the Bader Organ (1641) in Zutphen; Baroque Dances and The Complete Works Of Georg Böhm for the Naxos Label on the Reil organ (1999) and most recently a compact disc on the Dordt College Chapel Organ in Sioux Center, Iowa. He has given recitals and workshops throughout The United Sates, Canada, The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and South Korea.
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