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Dr. Larry Visser

Dr. Larry Visser
Minister of Music and Organist

Educational Background

D.M.A., Organ Peformance, University of Michigan, 1995
M.M., Church Music, University of Michigan, 1991
B.A., Music, Calvin College, 1989

Biographical Information

Dr. Larry Visser has held the position of Minister of Music and Organist since 1999. In his role as primary organist for worship services and administrator of the church’s extensive music ministry, Larry seeks to glorify God and deepen the faith journey of the congregation through the gift of music. In addition to LaGrave’s numerous volunteer musicians who participate in vocal and instrumental choirs, Larry also offers opportunities for vocal and instrumental soloists to participate in worship. He is a graduate of Calvin College and holds advanced degrees in church music and organ performance from the University of Michigan. Larry enjoys composing and has several organ pieces and choral anthems published through Wayne Leupold Editions, GIA Publications, and MorningStar Music Publishers. He is active as a recitalist and in 1994 was awarded a finalist medal at the world’s most prestigious organ competition, the Grand Prix de Chartres held in France. He is currently a member of the Grand Rapids Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and the Hymn Society in United States and Canada.