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Ken Courtney
harpsichord, organ

Ken Courtney - harpsichord

Ken has served as Director of Music/Organist at First Presbyterian Church, Aiken, SC since 1988, where he directs an active Music Ministry that includes the Midday Music Concert Series. In addition to his position at First Presbyterian Church, he is an adjunct faculty member at the University of South Carolina Aiken, where he teaches Organ, World Music, and Introduction to Music, in the Visual and Performing Arts Department.

He is a member of PAM (Presbyterian Association of Musicians), a PAM Certified Church Musician, past President of the PAM Executive Board, and has been the Conference Director of the 2010 Montreat Worship and Music Conference. Ken has served as a member of a Presbytery Worship Committee, led Presbytery workshops on The Presbyterian Hymnal, Organ Music for Advent, and played concerts in Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and South Carolina. He is a member of the American Guild of Organists, Augusta Chapter.

Ken received his Bachelor of Music degree, Cum Laude, in Organ Performance from the University of Memphis, and his Master of Music degree in Organ Performance from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He has also studied choral conducting and group vocal techniques at Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey.


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