Professor of Music
Director of Musical Activities
Chair, Division of Fine Arts
CU Center 101 Ph: (949)854 8002 ext:1527
- Concordia Teachers College, River Forest, IL, B.A., 1971; M.A.Ed., 1974
- The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Ph.D., 1990.
Concordia Lutheran Middle School, Hong Kong, 1971-75. Director of
Music, University Lutheran Chapel, Ann Arbor, MI, 1975-79. Graduate
Teaching Assistant, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1976-78.
Lutheran High School West, Detroit, MI, 1978-79. Director of Music, St.
Luke Lutheran Church, Ann Arbor, MI, 1979-88. Concordia College, Ann
Arbor, MI, 1979-88. Concordia University since 1988.
Dr. Herb Geisler is Professor of Music and director of Concordia
University's multi-ensemble handbell program involving over 50 ringers.
He also teaches music education, ethnomusicology, and theory. He has
served as director of parish music and taught music and handbells at
all levels from elementary to graduate school in Hong Kong, Illinois,
Michigan, and California. He earned the B.A. and M.A. Ed. degrees at
Concordia College, River Forest, and the Ph.D. in music education at
the University of Michigan. He serves as a handbell and music education
clinician and has published numerous articles and handbell works with
Concordia Publishing House and Morning Star Publications.
Dr. Geisler presented a paper, "Faith, Reason and Emotion: At the Nexus of Music and “Religious Experience” in Contemporary American Christianity" at the international Society for Ethnomusicology conference in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Geisler also published an article, “Thinking Outside the Bell-Music for Handbells AND Other Instruments” in Overtones, the national magazine of the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers.