Larry Blackburn teaches piano, voice and music theater at the American Leadership Academy in Spanish Fork, UT and is organist at First Presbyterian Church in Salt Lake City. Larry has a Bachelors degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a Masters degree in organ performance from Brigham Young University. He has performed with the Utah Symphony and performed regularly on the historic Tabernacle and Conference Center organs on Temple Square as a Guest Organist for 25 years. Mr. Blackburn has served as a staff accompanist at BYU, performed and taught at the annual BYU Organ Workshop for many years and was an adjunct professor in the Theater and Film department at Utah Valley University for several years.
Mr. Blackburn is highly sought after in Utah Valley as a professional accompanist, having served many years as the accompanist for the 150 voice Wasatch Chorale in Utah Valley, an accompanist for the Institute for Young Dramatic Voices under the direction of Dolora Zajick, and he is a recording studio pianist/accompanist.
Larry comes to Utah after serving the Minnesota Bach Society and two Episcopal parishes in St. Paul, Minnesota and Santa Barbara, California where he also taught piano at Westmont College. Larry has performed in Canada, England, Poland, Estonia, and Russia, and he can be seen on International TV channels as far away as China, and South America.