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Kenneth Udy

Adjunct Associate Professor, Organ
Organ Area Head

DMA Claremont Graduate University
BM Utah State University)

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Biography

Kenneth Udy, a native of Salt Lake City, earned his doctoral degree in organ performance from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. He has also studied at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and Utah State University. Udy’s instruction has been under Clay Christiansen, James Drake, Cherry Rhodes, and Robert Noehren.

Udy has performed organ recitals throughout the United States and in Europe. A practicing church organist for over twenty years, he currently serves as Director of Music at Wasatch Presbyterian Church in Salt Lake City. He often appears as guest organist at the Salt Lake Tabernacle and with the Utah Symphony.

In addition to teaching private students, Udy regularly conducts workshops and seminars in various areas of hymnology, improvisation, and organ repertoire.

Udy has filled several offices in the American Guild of Organists (AGO) including Dean of the Salt Lake City chapter for three years. He has served as District Convenor for the State of Utah and Vice Chairman of the AGO Regional Convention in Salt Lake City in 2003.

Harmonie Park Press of Detroit, Michigan recently published Udy's book, Alexander Schreiner: The California Years. This is the first published biography on the early career of Salt Lake Tabernacle organist Alexander Schreiner.

Courses Taught

  • Organ - Private Lessons
  • Organ Literature I
  • Organ Literature II
  • Church Music for Organists I
  • Organ Pedagogy
  • Advanced Organ Literature I
  • Advanced Organ Literature II
  • Advanced Organ Pedagogy
Last Updated: 9/25/17