David Pickering, DMA

David Pickering 2020

David Pickering, DMA

Workshop Presenter


Workshop – The Gleason-Crozier Legacy
Convention Hotel
7/8/2020 11:00 AM – 11:25 AM


Active recitalist, recording artist, scholar, and author, David Pickering is an Associate Professor of Music and Chair of the Keyboard Division at Kansas State University. His career as a performer has carried him across the United States as well as to Austria, Canada, England, and Finland. His performances have also been broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio’s Pipedreams, Iowa Public Radio, and Organlive.com.

Pickering’s multifaceted research has focused on the composers, pedagogues, music, and organs of the American organ scene in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. His four solo recordings have focused on the organ music of American composers from the twentieth century to the present day. 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 and Leroy Robertson: Organ Music). 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. He has also pursued technical studies with pianist Sheila Paige. His organ teachers include Parley Belnap, James Higdon, J.J. Keeler, and Arlene Small.

Pickering and his wife, Melinda, are the parents of seven children.