Vicki J. Schaeffer, a native of Salem, Ohio, holds a DMus degree from Indiana University-Bloomington, with a double major in organ performance and church music, having studied with Marilyn Keiser and Larry Smith. Her dissertation and continuing research are in the field of Shaker hymnody. She also holds a MM from Kent State University and a BME from Mount Union College.
A church organist since the age of 14, Dr. Schaeffer is currently serving as Director of Music and Organist at St. Joseph’s Old Cathedral in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and is Artistic Director for Bella Voce, a semi-professional vocal chamber choir based in OKC. She is currently Director of College Counseling at Heritage Hall, a private college prep school in OKC, where she also teaches Music Appreciation and World Music. Schaeffer is currently serving as AGO Councillor for Membership and President of the Indiana Organists United, the alumni board for Indiana University organists. A member of the Association of Anglican Musicians and Pi Kappa Lambda, Schaeffer maintains an active recital and workshop schedule throughout the region, represented by Concert Artist Cooperative.