Charlie Eidelman Named Organ Scholar
Charles D. Eidelman, a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, began his musical career at the Music Institute of Chicago where he studied piano and music theory with Kate Nir for seven years. In Chicago, he was recognized by the North Shore Music Teachers Association, Chicago Area Music Teachers Association, and the Society of American Musicians for numerous piano performances. In Ann Arbor, he studied piano with Dr. Christopher Harding at The University of Michigan and with Randall Faber at the Faber Piano Institute. His piano performances have brought him around the country, including for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Carnegie Hall. Charles studied organ at Eastern Michigan University with Dr. Michael Burkhardt in high school through the university’s dual enrollment program. As an organist, he has performed in both sacred and secular settings throughout Michigan and abroad in France and Germany. As a clarinetist, he has performed domestically as the chair clarinet of the Michigan Concert Orchestra, and in Europe with the Blue Lake International Youth Symphony Orchestra. In Dallas, Charles is pursuing the Bachelor of Music at Southern Methodist University for organ with Stefan Engels and George Baker. He was the Organ Scholar at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Dallas from 2022 through 2023. Besides music, Charles is an expert freshwater angler and home cook specializing in Sichuan Chinese Cuisine.