Welcome to my home on the Internet. I've done a little house cleaning in order to
make your browsing easier. My
"front door" tells the different places you can go. But I assume since you're here
you want to know more about me.
The short version: I'm a composer, a music director at Bellefield Presbyterian Church,
and a husband (of Amy). If you want to know more you can read my
formal resume, a short biography or
find out what new choir music my company,
"Greg Scheer Music" has online, or browse
below to see what projects I'm working on.
PS - If you're looking for the praise songs and choir music that used to be here, you
can find them at the GSM site.
- The Worship Team at Bellefield is going to record a cassette of my praise songs.
Look for it early in the Fall. Until then, you can download the sheet music free at
http://www.goshen.net/gsm/freestuff/index.html. I'm planning a piano book of the
same songs for those of you that don't feel comfortable with lead sheets.
- Paul Johnston of WQED FM will be recording Roger Zahab playing my violin and piano
piece, "91 Days."
- It looks like the Duquesne University Choir will be singing either "Blessed Be" or
"Every Valley" or both this Christmas.
- "Jig" (which will eventually be uploaded to this site) is also planned for recording
date with Paul Johnston. It will have to wait until Fall however so the Daedalus Quartet
can reassemble themselves.
I just finished a rough draft of a new piece for viola and cello called "12."
Ironically, the piece is in 12/8 time... I'll post a MIDI file when it's complete.
By the way, those of you that live in the Boston area can hear "12" live in concert
on September 14 and 15. Check out the
CFAMC events page
Amy and I started a new job. We're splitting secreterial (did I spell that right?)
duties at Bellefield Presbyterian where I'm also the music director. So why don't you
call on a Thursday or Friday and say hi. (412) 687-3222
4/30/96 Amy Chords are a hoax!
I hate to tell you this, but I have to judging from the amount of mail I get
about this page. "Amy Chords" are a joke my wife and I have about here technique of
playing the piano. (I can't joke too much since my piano skills aren't much better...)
She plays lead sheets by putting the melody in her right hand and truly bizarre
inversions of the chords in her left. Voila! -- Amy Chords! Since her
piano playing usually centers around her favorite singer, Elton John, I created the
Amy Chord page complete with spoof testimonials from Elton. Remember folks, not
everything on the Internet is true!
4/28/96 "Three Rivers' Overture" premiered at the 1996 University of Pittsburgh
graduation. The performance suffered from lack of rehearsal (about 20 minutes) and the
worst setting for music imaginable: 17,000 drunk students and their parents stuffed in
an ice skating rink. This piece is looking for a good home! Don't be shy -- a high
school orchestra could play it, and I'll send you the score and parts for free!
2/4/96 "Cruel Inventions: a study of artistic restrictions in
Christian Contemporary Music" can now be read on the WWW in this new
HTML format. Of course, you can still download the
"The Beauty of Your Holiness"
PostScript (430k, but well worth the wait...)
Acrobat Transportable File
Written for the Rev. Dr. Louis J. Mitchell upon the completion of his dissertation.
"Maybe the Rain"
Acrobat Transportable File
Dedicated to the Stehle family. If you attend Bellefield Presbyterian Church
this summer, you may get to hear this song with Jeff Stehle, pianist
par exellence, doing his thing.
Go to the Greg Scheer Memorial Electronic Performance Contest
Read all about my grandfather, the inventor of the Swanee Weather Bureau!