KENNETH LOWENBERG was born and raised in the Chicago area. He attended Northwestern University (B Mus Ed), the Univ. of Southern California (M Mus in Composition), and the College of Church Musicians at Washington Cathedral (FCCM), and has earned his AAGO and FAGO degrees from the American Guild of Organists. He is Minister of Music Emeritus at Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC, having retired in August, 2006, after 38 years of service. There he headed a large music program including the concert series, Chevy Chase Concerts. His Chevy Chase Handbell Ringers have enjoyed playing in the White House, the Kennedy Center, on local TV and National Public Radio, and his Chancel Choir has sung at Washington Cathedral. Ken’s choral, organ, and handbell compositions (some of which have been commissioned) are published by GIA, AGEHR, Selah, Hinshaw, Hope, Art Masters Studios, Inc., H.W. Gray/Belwin/Warner, Lorenz, and MorningStar. He is a member of ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) and winner of a number of ASCAP awards. Ken has held local, regional, and national offices in the American Guild of Organists and the Presbyterian Association of Musicians, including having served as Chair of Worship Services for the AGO 2010 National Convention in Washington, DC. He has given organ recitals and led church music workshops in many venues in the Eastern and Central U. S. Ken is substituting as organist and/or conductor at churches of many faiths in MD, DC, and VA. His hobbies include travel, composing, cooking, swimming, gardening, and working out.