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Brian Henkelmann

Instructor of Piano and Organ


Brian Henkelmann has served as a Temporary Full Time Instructor at Arkansas State University since 2011.  His responsibilities include teaching applied piano and organ, teaching various levels of Keyboard Skills, and serving as collaborative pianist and organist for various choral ensembles.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts with concentration in piano from Moravian College, a Masters of Arts in Theological Studies from Moravian Theological Seminary and a Masters of Church Music degree from Concordia University (River Forest, now Chicago). 

His interest in church music has led to his serving as organist, pianist and/or Director of Music in various denominations. He is currently organist and pianist at First United Methodist Church in Jonesboro, providing both solo and collaborative performances at worship services and in concert. 

When not spending time with his wife Marika Kyriakos and their daughter Nina Henkelmann, he enjoys composing music for choir, organ, solo voice and organ with instruments, primarily for church use.  His works are available through Concordia Publishing House, GIA, Northwestern Publishing House and the Moravian Music Foundation.  Several of his hymn setting and texts can be found in the Moravian Book of Worship, the denominational hymnal of the Moravian Church in America.  He is currently one of many composers involved in writing for the Piano Prelude Series, a 12 volume collection of piano preludes based on hymn tunes form the Lutheran Service Book. 

Brian Henkelmann

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-3771
F: (870) 972-3932


Building: Fine Arts Center
Room: 242