American concert organist Wyatt Smith is a native of Rapid City, South Dakota. He performs with “nuance, polish, and personality” (Michael Barone, APM Pipedreams). Wyatt concertizes extensively, keeping an active concert schedule throughout the United States and Europe, including concerts in 28 states along with Germany, France, and England. Additionally, his performances have been heard on episodes of American Public Media’s Pipedreams. His achievements in performance were recognized by The Diapason’s program "20-under-30" as a member of the "Class of 2016," which recognizes young leaders in the fields of organ, harpsichord, carillon, and church music.
Wyatt serves as the Associate Director of Music at Epiphany Parish of Seattle and Director of the Epiphany Music Academy. At the University of Puget Sound, Wyatt is the Affiliate Artist in Organ & Harpsichord where he teaches applied lessons, curates the care of the Fritts organ in Kilworth Chapel, and performs “Organ at Noon” recitals throughout the year.
Wyatt is a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle, where he received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance, under the guidance of Dr. Carole Terry. Wyatt received his Master of Music degree from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and the Yale School of Music, where he studied organ performance with Dr. Martin Jean. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, where he studied with Dr. Larry Schou.