Black and white portrait of Andrew Risinger

Andrew Risinger
Organ Curator

Andrew Risinger, a native of Texas, has been making music in Nashville since 1991. Having played with the Nashville Symphony at various times over many years, Mr. Risinger now holds the position of Organist for the Nashville Symphony. Mr. Risinger is a graduate of Baylor University where he studied organ with renowned performer Joyce Jones. Further studies took Mr. Risinger to the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa where he earned a double Master's Degree in Organ Performance and Choral Conducting, studying organ with the late J. Warren Hutton and conducting with Sandra Willetts. Mr. Risinger is Organist and Associate Director of Music of West End United Methodist Church in Nashville and serves on the adjunct faculty of Belmont University.

In 1994, Andrew was awarded second prize in the American Guild of Organists' National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance, and he is a past winner of the William C. Hall Organ Competition in San Antonio. As a concert artist he has performed throughout the United States including performances at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C., St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, and Trinity Church, Copley Square in Boston. Mr. Risinger has also performed as a soloist with the Illinois Symphony as well as the Nashville Symphony.