Virgil J. Nielsen
Virgil Nielsen, a physician in Riverside, California, is a multi-talented musician who plays both organ and trombone. Nielsen started piano at age six and organ at fifteen. He studied organ under David Garth Worth and Raymond Ruckle, completing an undergraduate degree in organ performance 1977 at Atlantic Union College. He completed a Doctor of Medicine degree at Loma Linda University in 1980 and has been practicing medicine in Riverside, California, since 1987. He has served as president of the medical staff at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Riverside, and is a past president of the LLU School of Medicine Alumni Association.
Nielsen has served as organist and choirmaster at the Roslindale Congregational Church and was organist for the Northborough Unitarian Church while residing in Massachusetts, and later served as organist for the Highland Congregational Church in California. He serves as associate organist for the Loma Linda University Church and plays trombone in brass ensembles.
Sources: Printed program notes from unknown source; online sources, 2012.