Composer

Greg Scheer has composed hundreds of pieces, songs, and arrangements in a dizzying variety of styles.

  • Church Music
    • Choral Music
    • Congregational Songs
    • Psalm Songs
    • Scripture List
    • Arrangements
    • Retuned Hymns
    • Hymn Tunes
  • Classical Music
  • Pop Music
  • The Musical Diary of Greg Scheer

Greg Scheer’s music is published by GIA, Augsburg Fortress, Abingdon Press, Faith Alive and in numerous hymnals. He has won commissions from the Iowa Choral Directors Association, Iowa Composers Forum, Linn-Mar High School String Orchestra, Chagall String Quartet and Northwestern College. His electronic piece, “Crossfade,” was included on the CD …from everlasting to everlasting… His string quartet “6” was featured on WQED in Pittsburgh and was also a winning composition in the 2000 Southeastern Composers’ Symposium. His hymn “People of the Lord” won the Calvin09 hymn contest and was subsequently sung and published internationally.

Scheer is a member of Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI), OneLicense.net, and Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI). In 1993 he received an MA in composition and theory from the University of Pittsburgh. Since then he has served at Bellefield Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, Wildwood Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee, Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, and Church of the Servant, Fuller Ave Church, and the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship in Grand Rapids, MI.

Musical awards of a less official variety include winning the TopGolf Theme Contest with his song “Bring It On!”, having his march “We Are the Cougars” named the official fight song of Illinois Central College, winning the FramesDirect Robot Dance Song contest, earning third place in the National Speleological Society Cave Ballad contest, placing in the top 5 of the Celldweller “The Best It’s Gonna Get” remix contest, and enjoying $100 of pizza for his song and Lego animation “Google Me!”

Is Greg accepting commissions?

Yes. Greg has been commissioned to compose pieces for professional ensemblesspecial occasions in the life of the churchschoolsmilestones in the lives’ of clergyfestive choral events, highlights of the church year, theatrical productions, commercials, and music for unique instrumental combinations. He’s even written theme music for Vacation Bible School! If you would like to discuss commissioning a musical work of any type, please contact Greg.