Bachelor of Music - Organ Performance, University of Memphis
Master of Music - Organ Performance, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Introduction to Music
Kenneth H. Courtney 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.
Mr. Courtney 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. He is currently the Conference Director for the 2015 Mo/PAM Worship and Music Conference, as well as a member of the 2014 Mo/PAM Worship and Music Conference Planning Committee. Mr. Courtney has served as a member of a Presbytery Worship Committee, faculty member several times at both Montreat and Mo/PAM Worship and Music Conferences, led Presbytery workshops on The Presbyterian Hymnal, Organ Music for Advent, and played concerts in Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and South Carolina. He is Dean of the Augusta Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.