What I’ve Been Up To

Announcing Content for Humans, my newest business venture It’s been a little quiet on this site, and that’s because I’ve been busy launching something new! Meet Content for Humans: For years, I’ve been writing content for clients across a range of industries. It started as a side job I wanted to keep secret—I’m a publishedContinue reading “What I’ve Been Up To”

Wexford Carol Now Available

Choristers Guild has released my setting of Wexford Carol, available for Christmas 2021! This careful, sensitive setting is scored for SATB choir, piano, and flute. I dedicated this piece to Warren Cook and Rivertree Singers, an exceptional choral ensemble I sang with for many years and that premiered this composition several years back. A treble-voiceContinue reading “Wexford Carol Now Available”

Reflections on Sing! 2019

I’ve just returned home from Sing! 2019 in Nashville. It was a great conference, with plenty of reconnecting with old friends as well as making connections with new ones. I spent a fair bit of time at the Beckenhorst Press booth, where I met dozens of choir directors and members—some of whom may be visitingContinue reading “Reflections on Sing! 2019”

Available Now: Wexford Carol

It’s nearly Christmas again! Just 10 months ago Rivertree Singers graciously premiered my new setting of Wexford Carol. I’m grateful to a number of choral conductors and church musicians who have purchased the score from me directly for use this Christmas season. If you’d like to do the same, please contact me. I’m currently sellingContinue reading “Available Now: Wexford Carol”

Composing Milestones!

A big thank you to all those who support Hoelscher Music by purchasing and using my compositions and arrangements in worship services and concerts! Still, Still, Still is my best-selling anthem, and it crossed the 20,000-copies-sold mark in 2016. Total lifetime sales of all anthems hit 70,000 this year, too. These numbers might be small potatoesContinue reading “Composing Milestones!”


I’ve moved my website to my own domain, HoelscherMusic.com. For the handful of folks who have this site bookmarked (aka “my mom”), please update accordingly. The old URL (hoelschermusic.wordpress.com) will redirect to the new for some time. I’ll post again in the near future about some recent vocal recording opportunities and the upcoming Rivertree Singers &Continue reading “Housekeeping”

Two new recordings!

I recently received two recordings in the mail that included my setting of Still, Still, Still. One is from the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, Eric Stark directing. “Still” won their 2012 Christmas Carol Competition, and they were kind to include the piece on this recording. It’s a well-rounded recording with something for everyone. The choir hasContinue reading “Two new recordings!”

UK Premiere!

Happy new year to all! A little before Christmas, I got the wonderfully exciting news that Lee Dunleavy included my Still, Still, Still in the Christmas Eve service at All Saints’ Church, Northampton, UK! He is planning to record the piece with the Northampton Bach Choir in May 2014. Some readers may recall that Lee recently recordedContinue reading “UK Premiere!”