a Musical Presence
Keith “Doc” Hampton is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Chicago Community Chorus. Additionally, he is an organist, conductor, composer, educator, church musician, adjudicator, and clinician. He is the Cantor to the Seminary Community at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and the
president of Dr. KT Productions, Inc. in Chicago. He is the Director of Music and Organist at St. Thomas Episcopal Church and Assistant Director of Music at Trinity United Church of Christ, also in Chicago.
A specialist in the field of Gospel Music, the North Central American Choral Directors Association in 2010 selected Hampton as one of the top 25 Contemporary Composers “whose composition, Praise His Holy Name, should be standard repertoire for choirs today and for the next 25 years.” In February of 2016, Dr. Hampton made his New York Carnegie Hall debut, conducting the National Festival Chorus sponsored by Manhattan Concert Productions.
Hampton earned a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ; a Master of Arts Degree from Marywood University, Scranton, PA; and a Doctor of Music Degree in Church Music from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. He has also received the Service Playing, Choir Master, and Associate certificates from the American Guild of Organists.
Keith Hampton, DMus, AAGO, ChM
a Lasting Influence
Although based in Chicago, Doc conducts workshops and accepts guest conducting roles for organizations across the state and country. In this way he is able to spread his rapturous joy of music.
— Michele Hecht, Director of Music Ministry, First Congregational Church, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
—Jon Hurty, Director of Choral Activities, Augustana College
— Oliver Henderson, DM, Manhattan Concert Productions, Concert Development Associate, Tenor, Manhattan Chorale
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Doc has conducted workshops at:
- Institute of Liturgical Studies, Valporaiso, IN
- Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago
- St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Park Ridge, IL
- Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
- Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
- Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago
- United Church of Christ Musicians’ Association
- Association of Lutheran Church Musicians