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School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Kansas State University
109 McCain Auditorium
1501 Goldstein Cir.
Manhattan, KS 66506


Dr. David C. Pickering

Associate Professor
Organ, Music Theory
Chair of the Keyboard Division

134 McCain Auditorium

David C PickeringDavid C. Pickering is Associate Professor of Music and Chair of the Keyboard Division at Kansas State University. He is an active recitalist, having performed throughout the United States, Austria, and Canada. Pickering’s three recordings feature the organ music of American composers Daniel Gawthrop, Alice Jordan, and Leroy Robertson. He has also authored articles on these composers that have appeared in The American Organist and The Diapason.

His first book, The Auditorium Organ of the Community of Christ, has been published by the Organ Historical Society Press. Pickering is the editor of Leroy Robertson Organ Works, published by Wayne Leupold Editions and also reviews organ recordings for The Diapason.

Pickering has pursued technical studies with pianist Sheila Paige. He received the doctor of musical arts degree in organ performance and a master’s degree in organ performance and musicology from the University of Kansas as a student of James Higdon. Pickering received his bachelor of music degree in organ performance from Brigham Young University as a student of Parley Belnap and J. J. Keeler. His early organ studies were with Arlene Small in Arlington, TX.