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Ty Thornton has served as Director of Music Ministries at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church since 1993. In addition to his duties at the church, Mr. Thornton also teaches piano privately. He holds degrees in piano pedagogy (B.A) and piano performance (M.A.) from Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C., and an M.M. in Historical Musicology from the Florida State University. He has studied piano with Warren Mack, Julia Benfer, Robert Sherwood, Karyl Louwenaar, and John Salmon, and organ with Robert Sider. He has served on the music faculties of Pensacola Christian College, the University of Alabama, and the Conservatory of Fine and Performing Arts at Birmingham-Southern College. Mr. Thornton has also worked as a staff accompanist for the Pensacola Choral Society, the University of West Florida, the Dance Centre in Pensacola, Florida, the Alabama Ballet, and the musical theater, opera, and vocal departments of both Birmingham-Southern College and the University of West Florida.
Soloist record last updated on 09-22-2007