about Christian

 

Throughout his life, Christian has been surrounded by music: in his family home, during piano lessons & choir practices and through his studies in music education. After some time in the corporate world, Christian found himself once again surrounded by music, this time in his career.

Christian spent six years with the organ building firm Nichols & Simpson in Little Rock, Arkansas, learning to become a voicer... to learn the art of manipulating an organ pipe to create sound... to alter the loudness, softness, or the harmonic or tone quality of a pipe.

Christian was involved in the building of instruments in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Abiline, Texas; Ridgewood, New Jersey; Naples, Florida and Birmingham, Michigan.

In 2010 Christian headed west to make the Mohave desert his home. While Las Vegas has never been known for pipe organs, since his arrival, a schantz organ was dedicated at Christ Church Episcopal, the von Beckerath at UNLV was damaged, brought back to life & rededicated, and now Grace Presbyterian Church is well on its way to a new home & instrument.  

Christian continues to service, tune & steward on behalf of area pipe organs as well as instruments throughout the desert southwest.

For digital & hybrid instruments in Las Vegas and Southern Nevada, Christian is a Rodgers Instruments service tech and works with Bob Tall of Robert Tall & Associates.

Christian serves as a Member at Large on the Board of the Southern Nevada Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Visit the chapter web site, Here.

For an interesting profile of Christian and his home audio system, check out this feature from SVS Audio: Click Here

While at Nichols & Simpson, Christian was featured in a story by Arkansas Business, June 2008: Click Here

Christian's other business interest is a design & decor company where he is co-owner & artist. Check out KAC3L: Click Here