Kenneth Brown, Music Director at First Presbyterian Church, began his lifelong love of music and music performance during his youth spent in New York and Michigan. Brown attended Central Michigan University (CMU) where he studied under organ professor, Steve Egler, and received his degree in organ performance and church music. Brown received his master’s degree in organ performance, music theory and music history at the University of Michigan where Dr. Robert Glasgow provided a strong professional influence. Brown has served as the music director and organist at First Presbyterian Church for nearly four years. Among his artistic duties, he directs both The Chancel Choir and the Hand Bell Choir. Brown also performs on piano, and for the past three years, cello, under cello instructor Jill Fung. Brown is a member of Phi Eta Sigma (National Freshman Honor Society) and a member of American Guild of Organists and Organ Historical Society. Currently, Kenneth Brown is engaged in the project of building a pipe organ in his residence in Belmont, North Carolina. When not involved in musical pursuits, Brown enjoys woodworking and biking.