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Instructor of Piano and Organ


Brian Henkelmann has been part of the music faculty 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 ensembles.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts with concentration in piano from Moravian College (now Moravian University), 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 settings 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.  A new collection of his hymn tune-based works entitled Eight Preludes for Instruments and Piano (978013) will be available in this year’s catalog from Concordia Publishing House.

Brian Henkelmann

Contact Information

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


Building: Fine Arts Center
Room: 242