Kraig Windschitl is a native of New Ulm, MN where his love of music was instilled at an early age. He is Coordinator of Traditional Music at Wayzata Community Church, where he conducts a five octave bell choir, accompanies the Chancel Choir, and administers a Concert Series which features the 1998 magnum opus 70-rank Hendrickson tracker organ. Kraig is a graduate of the Perpich School for Arts, Saint John’s University (BA – Theology and Church Music), and the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, (Master of Music in Organ Performance/Sacred Music). In addition to Church music ministry, Kraig serves as Vice President for Rodgers Organ Company of Edina, MN. Kraig serves on the board for the Minnesota Music Teachers Association as well as the Indiana University Organists Alumni Association. He is the first American to record the organs from the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem – “Sounds from the Sepulchre” which is available for purchase after the program today in the narthex. This is Kraig’s first season with the Apollo Men’s Chorus, dating back to 1895, Apollo is the first established music organization in the Twin Cities Metro. In addition to music of all capacities, Kraig’s favorite hobby is homestead real estate, he is a licensed sales person with the Weichert Brokerage, downtown Wayzata.