Christopher D. Wallace, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York. He also holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a piano/organ soloist, chamber musician, and accompanist, Dr. Wallace has performed and adjudicated in select cities in the U.S., Europe and Central America. As a church musician, Christopher serves as Music Director/Organist at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Edina, Minnesota. Dr. Wallace is president and owner of Allen Organs of the Twin Cities, Inc., and Allen Organs of Iowa, a mid-west representative for the Allen Organ Company, which specializes in the installation of digital classical church, theatre or pipe/digital combination instruments. Christopher and his wife, Megan (pianist), live in St. Louis Park, MN with their beloved dogs, Ruby and Shira, where they maintain an active private studio, Wallace Piano and Organ Studios.
Kraig Windschitl is a native of New Ulm, MN where his love of music was instilled at an early age. He is Coordinator of Traditional Music at Wayzata Community Church, where he conducts a five octave bell choir, accompanies the Chancel Choir, and administers a Concert Series. Kraig is a graduate of the Perpich School for Arts, Saint John’s University (BA – Theology/Church Music), and the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, (Master of Music in Organ Performance/Sacred Music).
Kraig serves on the board for the Minnesota Music Teachers Association as well as the Indiana University Organists Alumni Association. He is the first American to record on the 3 organs of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem during his residency, summer of 2015.
It is with great enthusiasm and excitement that Kraig joins Allen Organs of the Twin Cities, Inc. as a Sales Associate. A long time fan of the Allen organ, he plays regularly on Allen installations throughout the Twin Cities metro Metropolitan area.
James Benson, Jr. (Jim) began his career in electronic organ repair as a young man of 12 years when his father started him working in the shop of the family business. James Benson, Sr., famous in the organ repair field, started Electro-Organ Service in 1950. By the age of 16, James, Jr. was starting on his own service calls as he continued his formal technical education in electronics, piano tuning and repair, and speaker acoustic design technology. The father-son team continued until James, Sr.'s death in 1985 and since that time James Benson, Jr. has excelled in the business of electronic organ repair, continuing the fine reputation started by his father.