Bernard Wayne Sanders (b. 1957) is a native of DePere, WI where he completed his Bachelor of Music degree at St. Norbert College in 1979. Graduate study in composition and organ at Wichita State University led to the Master of Music degree in 1983. Postgraduate study in Germany culminated in a further degree in organ performance for the Hochule für Musik in Hamburg in 1989. Since 1974 Mr. Sanders has served as an active church musician and currently is director of music at parishes in Tuttlingen, Germany. Mr. Sanders composed the award winning piece “Ornament of Grace” sponsored by the American Guild of Organists to be performed by organists world-wide on Sunday, October 19, 2008.