Dr. Gerry Kreitzer, Mount Mercy Director of Music Activities
Kreitzer received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in music education and his Master of Music in music history and literature from the University of South Dakota. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts in choral conducting from the University of Iowa.
Prior to coming to Mount Mercy, Kreitzer served as director of vocal music for 22 years at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, and also taught at The University of Northern Iowa, The University of South Dakota, Indian Hills Community College, and LaSalle High School.
Kreitzer has served as president of the Iowa Music Educators Association, musical director of the metropolitan chorale in Cedar Falls/Waterloo, musical director of the Black Hills Playhouse, is the Chancel Choir director at First Congregational Church in Cedar Rapids, and is a frequent adjudicator and clinician in Iowa and surrounding regions.
As coordinator of campus music, Kreitzer directs the Mount Mercy University Band, the Mount Mercy Strings, assists students in forming new musical ensembles, is developing a Summer Music Academy and teaches Elementary Music Methods.