Drew Pace

Piano

Pianist, organist, and composer Drew Pace recently moved to the Indianapolis area with his wife

Amanda. He holds an M.M. in Organ Performance from the Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey where he also studied composition with Dr. Joel Phillips and conducting with Dr. Joe Miller; his audition at Westminster won first prize in both the Piano and Organ Scholarship Competition and the school-wide Scholarship Audition Competition. As a section leader in the Westminster Symphonic Choir, he performed with renowned orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, and the Philadelphia Orchestra regularly. Prior to Westminster he studied Piano Performance and Composition at the University of Central Florida, and earned a Certificate in Sacred Music and Organ from the Saint Andrew’s Conservatory under Dr. Terry Yount. As a recitalist on multiple keyboard instruments, he has performed around the United States, as a member and soloist with various symphonies and chamber ensembles, and internationally including an appearance as a guest performer at the 2012 International Orgel Meisterkurse held at Bach’s Thomaskirche in Leipzig, Germany. As a commissioned composer, he and his works have been featured and performed at various festivals and concerts, with upcoming performances in 2015. He has over seven thousand hours of teaching and coaching experience, and emphasizes a proper technical foundation and careful preparation as a gateway to wherever a student’s interests might lead. He teaches piano, organ, composition/theory, and Baroque and modern improvisation.