B.M., M.M., Andrews University; D.M.A., University of Michigan
Kenneth Logan teaches topics in organ studies and in music technology at Andrews University. He also serves as Minister of Music and Organist of Pioneer Memorial Church. Prior to coming to Andrews University, he held teaching positions at Highland View Academy, Walla Walla College and Canadian University College.
He obtained a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance (1980) and a Master of Music degree in Organ Performance from Andrews University (1984). His Doctor of Musical Arts degree with honors is in organ performance from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (1992).
At the University of Michigan, he held research and teaching positions both in organ and in music theory, undertaking major curriulum-development assignments associated with graduate courses in the organ music of Franz Liszt and Olivier Messiaen. In 1988, Dr. Logan commenced an extensive study of poetic texts used in sacred music in early America to 1810, in association with the eminent American musicologist Richard Crawford. Augsburg Fortress published his handbell composition In Quietness and in Confidence in 1991. The Voice of Prophecy commissioned him to complete an organ composition We Have This Hope: A Suite for Sabbath Services in honor of Wayne Hooper's 80th birthday (2000). His organ work Regalia: A Grand Processional on DIADEMATA was commissioned in 1999 by Andrews University President Niels-Erik Andreasen for university commencements, and premiered in May, 2001.
Dr. Logan has special interests in the chorale-based literature of the German Baroque, the organ music of late-nineteenth and twentieth-century Paris, and present-day organ design. He also cultivates a keen interest in the creative use of free and hymn-based organ improvisation to unify and invigorate the worship service. Other interests in music include computer music notation, music sequencing, and organ performance assisted by electronic media.