CURRENT STUDENT PROFILE
A native of Warren, Ohio, Dylan Sanzenbacher is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate in Early Music at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York studying harpsichord under the tutelage of Lisa Crawford. He has studied piano with Thomas Solich and Dr. Sungeun Kim and organ and harpsichord with Professor Nicole Keller. Dylan is a 2022 graduate of the Eastman School of Music with a Master’s degree in Early Music, and a 2020 graduate of the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music in Berea, Ohio with a Bachelor’s of Music Education. While a student at BW, Dylan served as the inaugural Riemenschneider Bach Institute (RBI) Educator, a newly established award that focuses on the collaboration between the RBI and the Community Arts School at Baldwin Wallace. Dylan also presented a lecture-recital with Dr. Christina Fuhrmann, editor of Bach: Journal of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute, at BW and the 2019 Westfield Society for Historical Keyboard Studies conference held at Oberlin Conservatory of Music. The focus was on the RBI’s collection of the Well-Tempered Clavier, which is the largest collection in the world.
Since 2016, Dylan has served as Director of Music and Organist at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Elyria, Ohio where he directs and accompanies the Chancel Choir. He has performed in masterclasses and concerts on organ at Trinity Cathedral (Cleveland, Ohio) and Baldwin Wallace University’s Lindsay-Crossman Chapel with Todd Wilson, on clavichord at the Squirrel Island Chapel (Squirrel Island, Maine), and most recently on harpsichord with Skip Sempé at the Eastman School of Music and at the Flintwood Collection of Antique Keyboard Instruments (Wilmington, Delaware). In 2022, Dylan attended the Smarano International Early Keyboards Academy in Smarano, Italy with a tour to Vienna, Austria where he actively participated in masterclasses and lectures regarding the Viennese impact on musical life in Italy. While attending the Smarano Academy, he also performed on the 1642 Wöckherl organ in the Franziskanerkirche and the 1714 Sieber organ in the Michaelerkirche, both in Vienna.