Music Preparation & Engraving
Music Director


December 2021 - Three consecutive weekends - Three different Christmas concerts! November 27th will be our 17th annual Christmastime GospelFest concert at Five Points Washington with the GospelFest Singers. December 3-5, I'll be directing "A Grace Family Christmas: The Heart of Christ" at Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, IL, with a 70-voice choir and 45-piece orchestra. December 9 & 10, I'll be directing another 45-piece orchestra in "Christmas at the Movies" at the newly-restored Scottish Rite Theatre in downtown Peoria. December 11th - I'll be taking a long winter's nap! 

June 2020 - Writing, arranging, and orchestrating 3 songs for the feature "Say It in German" being filmed in Peoria, IL this summer. We record the band in the middle of June and will also be involved in the film shoot. I'll be playing the role of the conductor! This film is scheduled to be released by Universal Pictures' faith and family division. 

November 2019 - Playing piano this week for my daughter's high school production of "Shrek." Having a ball working with her and the rest of the cast and pit. Next week is our "Christmas in the Country" GospelFest concert and the next weekend I'll be directing "A Grace Family Christmas" at Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria with 80-voice choir and 40-piece orchestra! Busy weeks!

September 2019 - Gearing up for rehearsals to start for two different Christmas productions: Grace Family Christmas and Christmastime GospelFest. Also thrilled to be playing piano and leading the pit for a production of "Shrek" at my daughter's high school in mid-November.

June 2019 - We've begun working on two different Christmas productions: the Christmastime GospelFest and Grace Presbyterian Church's "A Grace Family Christmas" in Peoria, IL (involving 100+ voice choir, 40+ member orchestra, kids' choirs, video, lighting...). It's the most wonderful time of the year! Also, just played piano for a "Red Carpet" gala at Five Points Washington as they announced their 2019-2020 artistic season.

April 2019 - Arranged and orchestrated a song for the film "Real Prayers are Said in German." It's a song that the lead character, Ruth, sings to her father over a live radio broadcast. Will be serving as music supervisor for the recording session later this summer.

March 2019 - Starting the editing and typesetting for the piano-vocal folio for "A Carol Christmas." Also writing some orchestrations for a worship album from Grace Presbyterian Church and working on an acapella arrangement of "The Star Spangled Banner" for "The New Speer Family."

February 2019 - Working on piano transcriptions for a songbook featuring the music of Richard Sherman & Milt Larsen. Also continuing sheet music transcriptions for Daywind Music Company in Nashville.

November 30 - December 2, 2018 - I'll be directing "A Grace Family Christmas" at Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, IL. This event features 100+ voice choir, soloists, ensembles and a 40-piece orchestra.

November 24, 2018 - Christmastime GospelFest at Five Points Washington.October 2, 2018 - I'll be playing keyboards for "Saviour: the Story of God's Passion for His People" at Carnegie Hall in NYC.

September 2018 - I'll be playing piano and directing the orchestra for "The Wizard of Oz," kicking off Peoria Players Theatre's 100th season.

August 2018 - Daywind Music Company in Nashville just sent me about 50 songs that I'll be transcribing and preparing for sheet music publication.

July 2018 - I'm assisting with music preparation for a concert on July 21st in Los Angeles celebrating Richard Sherman's 90th birthday! The concert will feature many of his beloved songs that he and his brother, Robert Sherman, wrote through the years. Also helping out the guys at Omni Music Publishing with the music engraving on their next film score release.


As an engraver, Shawn always delivered all of his work ahead of schedule while remaining in constant contact throughout the process. I really appreciated his keen-eye and ability to determine when to inquire about style questions and when to make a judgement call himself. I always have great confidence that his engraving work will come to in the best shape and would heartily recommend him to anyone looking for professional engraving services.

Zachary Orts

Music Supervisor
Samuel French Music 


Shawn Degenhart is a God-send to the work we do at Daywind Publishing. He quickly and accurately transcribes and engraves the sheet music for all our latest hits. I can always trust that his work will be of the quality that our customers expect [from and everywhere Digital Download Sheet Music is sold]. We are grateful for the excellent professional relationship we have with Shawn.

Rick Shelton

VP Daywind Publishing, Hendersonville, TN


Getting the opportunity to work with Shawn is a dream! I directed Disney’s “Beauty & the Beast” for which Shawn conducted the top-notch orchestra. The music sounded just as good as the classic Disney movie. I’m looking forward to working with him again as he conducts “The Wizard of Oz” for me this fall, as well as future productions. Every show would benefit from having Shawn on board.

Jimmy Ulrich

Director, Peoria Players Theatre
Peoria, IL 

Beyond being a fine musician, knowledgeable in the craft of effectively producing music in the digital era, Shawn has proven to be an excellent collaborator, sensitive, enthusiastic, and energetic.

Leonard Bernstein once characterized himself while conducting a masterwork, as imagining to be the composer, understanding and evoking the intent and complete journey of the piece. I believe Shawn approaches all his projects in the same way; with respectful concern for the music itself, the process of translation, enjoining with the spirits of the composer, orchestrator, and production staff.

Shawn is a positive, punctual, preeminent professional.

Lanny Meyers

Emmy Award winning composer, music director and orchestrator


We have used Shawn Degenhart’s orchestrations and engraving services on many projects. He is very conscientious in the fine details and is easily accessible. His work is excellent!

Tom Peck

Peck Music Publishing
Spring Hill, TN