Geri Müller-Schuitemaker, a native of the Netherlands and a resident of Maryland, is adjunct professor of recorder and director of the Baroque Consort at Washington Adventist University, a position she has held since 1998. She also maintains a private studio. In the early 1990s she was director of the Early Music Ensemble at Andrews University.
Müller-Schuitemaker has taught recorder and flute for nearly forty years and directed flute and recorder ensembles for most of those years privately in various schools in Germany and the United States. She taught recorder at the Eighth Annual International Music Festival at AU in 1993.
Despite extensive musical training from the age of six and studies as a flute major at the Conservatory of Music in Darmstadt, Germany, starting at age 16, Müller-Schuitemaker studied theology at Marienhoehe Theological Seminary, Darmstadt, and graduated with a B.A. in theology from the Theologische Hochschule Friedensau, Germany. She subsequently graduated with the diploma “Staatlich anerkannte Flötenlehrerin” from the Richard Strauss Conservatory in Munich, Germany, where she studied recorder under Julia Hirsch and Karl-Heinz Schickhaus. She also studied flute with Albert Müller, flutist of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and traverso with Wendy Willis, St. Joseph, Michigan. She has attended master classes by Michael Schneider, Mario Verbruggen, and many others.
Müller-Schuitemaker was a frequent soloist with orchestras and other ensembles while residing in Germany and has continued as a frequent soloist in the United States, giving concerts primarily in the Washington, D.C., area. She is a member of the Flute Society of Washington and the International Adventist Musicians Association and supports the American Recorder Society.
She is married to Ekkehardt Müller, Deputy Director of the Biblical Research Institute, who was involved in the drafting of the General Conference music guidelines released in 2005 and the planning of music for the 2010 General conference Session in Atlanta. They have two sons, Eike and Enno, both of whom are denominationally employed and enjoy making music.
Sources: Information provided by Geri Müller-Schuitemaker, 2007, 2010, and 2012; Article in the International Adventist Musicians Association magazine, Notes, Autumn 1993, 21, 24.