Dr. Shurtz joined the university as Director of Cadek Conservatory of Music in 2002.
Along with his duties as Director of Cadek Conservatory, he is a Music Department
Lecturer in undergraduate and graduate music history. He is a independent piano and
organ tuner. He is currently a member of the Chattanooga Music Society and services
as committee chairperson for the renovation of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium
Organ. In Pennsylvania he was the President of Susquehanna Chorale Board of Directors,
Allied Arts Advisory Board for Pennsylvania, Advisory Board of the Whitaker Center
for Science and Performing Arts in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, He is also a member of
the American Musicological Society, College Music Society and Pi Kappa Lambda Musical
Honor Society. He has sung with the Susquehanna Chorale for ten years and the Chattanooga
Bach Choir for four years.