Kenneth Danchik has over 40 years’ experience as a successful organist and celebrated church musician, which affords him unique insight when instructing organists in the musical art of organ performance. A frequent visitor to the organ lofts of Paris, he is particularly interested in organ music of the French tradition, contemporary music, and in the art of organ improvisation. He has performed as organ soloist in cathedrals and churches, most recently at Notre Dame d’Auteuil in Paris. As associate organist of Saint Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh, he plays the renowned 4/97 Beckerath Organ for worship and concerts, with the Carnegie Brass, the PSO, and other visiting artists. His home studio contains a custom designed 3-manual pipe organ.
He is sub-dean of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, teaches for the Pittsburgh Organ Academy, and is a charter member of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Pastoral Musicians.
At Duquesne University he studied with Ann Labounsky, through whom he was introduced to Jean Langlais and his music. Further organ study was with Fenner Douglass.
Education & Training
- MM, Duquesne University
- BSME, Duquesne University
- FAGO, American Guild of Organists