John Schirmer

General Manager

John Schirmer is the current General Manger at DCR Nashville. For the last 24 years John has cultivated his career by touring the world as a FOH Engineer, Production Manager and Tour Manager while also working in the studio as a Grammy nominated producer, engineer and mixer.

In 2013, two years after the birth of his daughter Fiona Noelle, John retired from the road and the studio. John was offered a job as General Manager for then Morris Light and Sound where he called upon the business skills that he garnered while on the road to develop a successful executive career in the live entertainment business. Before taking his current position at DCR Nashville, John had the great pleasure of holding the title of Lead Instructor and Business Development Director of the live sound program at the Blackbird Academy.

Today John is living in Franklin, TN and is happily married to his wife Cynthia Schirmer. He enjoys golf, rock climbing and spending time with his family.

“One thing I always am, is grateful, I have had one hell of a career and it’s the lasting relationships that I keep that drive me to be better at what I do.”

Some of John’s clients include: Kenny Chesney, Brantley Gilbert, Florida Georgia Line, Hall and Oates, Keb’ Mo’, Bonnie Raitt, The Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, Carole King, Drag Pipe, Monster Magnet, Ween, Nicole Atkins, Dave Koz, Marcus Miller, Jackson Browne and many more.

Fun Fact: John has been a rock climber for close to 12 years. While living in California he climbed The Nose on Yosemite’s El Capitan as well as other large mountain faces across the world. He once had to explain how he lost his wedding ring in the mountains.