Don Wyrtzen received an early start in music,
radio, and television while associated with his
father, Dr. Jack Wyrtzen, founder of Word of Life
International. A graduate of The Moody Bible Institute,
The King's College, and Dallas Theological Seminary,
he did graduate work in music at the University
of North Texas.
Don has either arranged or composed over 400
anthems and sacred songs, including such favorites
as Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow; Love Was When;
I'll Praise Your Name, Lord; and Finally Home.
In 1981, he received a Dove Award from the Gospel
Music Association for his musical, The Love Story.
To date, over two million of his musicals and
cantatas have been sold.
He has also arranged, orchestrated, and conducted
for such major artists as Steven Curtis Chapman,
4-Him, Michael Card, Al Denson, Glad, Steve Green,
Carman, Sandi Patti, the Gaither Vocal Band, Wayne
Watson, First Call, and Andy Williams. His devotional
book, A Musician Looks at the Psalms, received
the Gold Medallion Award in 1989 from the Evangelical
Christian Publishers Association.
In the last few years, Mr. Wyrtzen has become
recognized as one of the leading musicians and
statesmen in Christian music. He has lectured
on church music, worship, and hymnology in many
of the leading Christian colleges, universities,
and seminaries. Referred to as a “poet of the
piano,” he is known for his virtuoso playing and
improvisational ability. He has numerous recordings
and keyboard books available.
Don and his wife Karen reside in Brentwood, Tennessee,
where he is president of Don Wyrtzen Music Ministries.
He has two grown children: a son, D.J., and a
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