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Keith Womer, who came to UPC in September 2016, has more than 50 years experience as organist at Sunday liturgies for nearly all religious faiths. Keith is a concert organist both in solo recitals as well as a featured performer with orchestras such as the Victoria Symphony, Saint Cecilia Festival, and La Follia Austin Baroque. He has been Director of La Follia Austin Baroque since 2004.
Born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, Keith studied organ with Raymond Ocock of Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, and harpsichord with Will Volcker in Houston, Texas. He has won the National Federation of Music Clubs Award and the Sigma Alpha Iota Award. His recitals include performances on such historic instruments as the Walcker Organ in Methuen, Massachusetts, and the organ in Atlantic City Convention Hall. He has appeared as soloist with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and as featured artist in the Houston Harpsichord Society’s annual Presentation Concert.
In 2016, Keith was awarded the Austin Critic’s Table award in the Instrumentalist Category for his performance in the January 2016 concert “Start the New Year with Bach!”.
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Assistant Music Director
Kim holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Music degree from the University of Texas. After completing her education, she worked for several years as a full-time self-employed performing and teaching musician before embarking on a lifelong career in human resources. During that time, she continued working in musical theater as a vocal coach, rehearsal and performance accompanist, and musical director. She also served as Assistant Director of Music at University Presbyterian Church from 1991 to 2003 and led the Handbell Choir from 2003 to 2005. In 2005, Kim joined Genesis Presbyterian Church as its Choir Director. After serving there for eight years, she returned to UPC in 2013, where she has been singing with the Chancel Choir and women’s quartet Miriam’s Daughters, playing handbells, and leading music for the monthly Taizé service. She has sung with community chorus Panoramic Voices (formerly Texas Choral Consort) since 2010, and is currently serving as President of its Board of Directors.