Location: Tennessee, USA
Eric Wyse is an accomplished keyboardist, composer, church musician, and record producer. Since 1993, Eric has served as Organist/Choirmaster at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Nashville, Tennessee, and in an expanded rolse was named Director of Music in 2001. In September of 2013, he will begin serving St. Michael's Church (Charleston, SC) as Director of Music/Organist.
His choral compositions and arrangements include:
As a pianist, Eric has recorded the best-selling "Reflections" series of solo piano music, with sales in excess of 200,000 units. His organ work was featured on the worship project "City on a Hill - Sing Alleluia".
He is the co-writer for the modern hymn, "Wonderful, Merciful Savior," penned in 1989 with his wife, Dawn Rodgers. Recorded by numerous Christian artists including Selah, Phillips Craig & Dean, Kari Jobe, Anthony Evans, Kathy Troccoli, Travis Cottrell, and Clay Cross, the song received a 2002 Gospel Music Association Dove Award nomination for “Inspirational Song of the Year”. It appears in many new hymnals, including Rejoice Hymns (Majesty Music, 2011), Songs of Worship and Praise (2010, Taylor Publications), The Baptist Hymnal (2008, LifeWay Worship), Hymns for a Pilgrim People (GIA/NAACC, 2007), and Christian Life Hymnal (Hendrickson, 2006). Other songs written by Eric include "Lamb of God (Angus Dei)" recorded by BeBo Norman with mark Hall and Megan Garrett of Casting Crowns, and his setting of the Lord's Prayer, "Our Father in Heaven", which is gaining acceptance in churches across the country.
An award-winning producer and consultant in recording and video production, Eric has worked with a variety of artists, including Keith & Kristyn Getty, The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, CeCe Winans, Amy Grant, and Hee Haw’s LuLu Roman. In 2007, he produced a critically acclaimed full-length London recording of Handel's Messiah with British conductor John Rutter, featuring The Cambridge Singers & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Eric is married to Dawn Rodgers and resides in Brentwood, Tennessee. They have two adult children attending college. A native of Brattleboro, Vermont, Eric is a graduate of Belmont University (Nashville) with a BS in Liberal Studies. He will graduate with a Master of Church Music from Lee University (Cleveland, Tenn.) in July, 2013, and anticipates beginning the doctoral program at The Robert E. Webber Institue for Worship Studies in 2014.
He is available for hymn tune and text and choral anthem commissions. Previous commissions include:
• Faith Evangelical Church (Wheaton, Illinois) - Choral anthem
• Reformed Episcopal Church Southern Diocese - Hymn text/tune for convention
• St. Bartholomew's Chamber Singers (Nashville, Tennessee) - Choral anthem
• The Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee - Hymn text for convention