Mr. Blackburn’s Classroom


Larry Blackburn

MDT, Piano Lab/AP Music

801-794-2226 ext. 205

About Mr. Blackburn

Larry Blackburn teaches piano, theater tech, AP music theory and music theater classes at the American Leadership Academy in Spanish Fork, UT and has been the organist at First Presbyterian Church in Salt Lake City for 19 years. 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 recitaled 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 adjunct professor in the Theater and Film department at Utah Valley University for several years.

Mr. Blackburn is highly sought after as a professional accompanist. He frequently is asked to be the rehearsal accompanist for the Utah Symphony Chorus, has 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 as far away as China, Russia and South America.