Active recitalist, recording artist, scholar and author David Pickering is Professor of Music and Chair of the Keyboard Division at Kansas State University. His students have excelled in competition and as church organists in a variety of denominational settings. His career as a performer has carried him across the United States as well as to Austria, Canada, England, Finland, and Germany.
Pickering’s four solo recordings have focused on the organ music of American composers. His scholarly works are published by the Organ Historical Society Press (The Auditorium Organ) and Wayne Leupold Editions (Arthur Poister: Master Teacher and Poet of the Organ, Harold and Catharine, Leroy Robertson Organ Works), and articles and reviews appear in The American Organist and The Diapason. A proponent for new music, Pickering has premiered new works by Daniel E. Gawthrop and Tyler White.
Pickering completed his degrees from the University of Kansas and Brigham Young University in organ performance and musicology. His teachers include Parley Belnap, James Higdon, J.J. Keeler, and Arlene Small. He has also pursued technical studies with pianist Sheila Paige. He and his wife, Melinda, are the parents of seven children.
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