Bailey, Kevin

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First Presbyterian Church, Stamford

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Kevin Bailey is the Minister of Music at First Presbyterian Church, Stamford, where he is organist and choir director, and has re-booted the handbell choir. He is a graduate of Augustana College (IL) and Indiana University, and is an alum of Westminster Choir College’s summer conducting institute. He has achieved the Associate level of certification in the American Guild of Organists, and is a member of the Greater Bridgeport and Fairfield West chapters. 

His principal teachers for organ have been Tom Robin Harris and Christopher Young, and he studied church music and improvisation with Marilyn Keiser. He has accompanied and conducted choirs at Anderson University (IN) and served as choir director and organist at several churches in Indiana before moving to Milwaukee in 2003, where he was Director of Worship and Music at Fox Point Lutheran Church, Milwaukee,  for fifteen years.

Outside of music ministry, Mr. Bailey has been active as an accompanist, continuo performer, and singer in a variety of ensembles and choruses. He toured twice with the Bel Canto Chorus of Wisconsin as a soloist. During the 2020 pandemic, he participated in an online concert with over forty organists from around the world, who performed the entire organ catalog of J.S. Bach in a 3-day concert. He lives in Stamford with his family.

Music from First Presbyterian Church, Stamford – Youtube.