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Grace Concert Series 2014 Continues with Organist Corinne Adkins

Corinne AdkinsOn June 22 at 3:00 p.m., we offer more music in our concert series. As always, all concerts begin at 3:00 p.m. Concerts are free with refreshments following each performance. All concerts are open to the public. Bring your children, grandchildren, neighbors, and friends.

Corinne Fink-Adkins is Good Shepherd’s Director of Music Ministry since 2005. She plays the organ or piano for services and directs the Sanctuary, Glocken and Children’s Choirs. Corinne plans the musical aspects for each service and coordinates the musical groups, as well as a variety of member soloists and professional musicians to enhance weekly worship. She also teaches several weekly music classes in the Good Shepherd Preschool.

Originally from Hershey, Pa., Ms. Fink-Adkins has a Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from Houghton College and a Master’s of Music Degree in Accompanying from East Carolina University. Besides her Good Shepherd ministry, Corinne is a Staff Accompanist at Duquesne University, maintains a private piano studio and holds the Keyboardist position with the Westmoreland Symphony. Corinne is an active member in the Pittsburgh Chapter of The American Guild of Organists and has earned the Colleague Certificate from the national organization.

Here is the usual place where some bios name-drop, and musicians almost always list famous musicians with whom they have collaborated. I decided in this bio it is more appropriate to “church-drop” and list my most memorable performance spaces. While some people go to work in a cubicle, and I myself have spent countless hours in a small, window-less room with only a piano, I have been blessed to play in many beautiful churches, awe-inspiring concert halls, magnificent homes and breathtaking outdoor venues. While in high school, I was very fortunate through American Music Abroad to sing in Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. As an adult, one of my most spiritually moving concerts was when I played the organ in the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, accompanying singers as part of The Point Chamber Orchestra. As a Pittsburgher, I must also list Heinz Chapel and its world-class organ and sanctuary as one of my most memorable venues. Corinne lives with her husband, Bryan, her son, Blair, and their dog, Stella, in Glenshaw, PA.