Vicki J. Schaeffer holds a DM degree from Indiana University-Bloomington, with a double major in organ performance and church music, having studied with Marilyn Keiser and Larry Smith. Her dissertation and continuing research are in the field of Shaker hymnody. She also holds a MM from Kent State University and a BME from Mount Union College.

A church organist since the age of 15, Dr. Schaeffer is currently serving as Organist and
Congregational Musician at Mayflower Congregational UCC in Oklahoma City. She also directs a newly formed chamber choir, Bella Voce. A teacher for over 30 years, she is currently Director of College Counseling at Heritage Hall, a private college prep school in OKC. Beginning her second term as Southwest Regional Councillor for the American Guild of Organists, she is also on the board of Indiana Organists United. A member of the Association of Anglican Musicians and Pi Kappa Lambda, she maintains an active recital and workshop schedule throughout the region.