John Deaver

John Austin Deaver

Asst Professor - Adj

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Keyboard Studies

Emery Hall

CCM Keyboard Studies - 0003

Professional Summary

In recent years at CCM, John Deaver has taught the two-year Organ Repertoire course and Organ History and Design. Other courses he has taught since 2007 are Keyboard Harmony for Organists and Liturgical Organ Playing.  He has served Trinity Episcopal Church in Covington, Kentucky as Director of Music and Organist since September 1980 and the Convent of the Transfiguration (Episcopal) in Cincinnati, Ohio since October 1981.  At Trinity he founded and is a frequent performer on the monthly luncheon concert series A Midday Musical Menu.  He is active in the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, which he has served as Dean, and the Association of Anglican Musicians, which he has served as Secretary, Publicist, and Secretary of the Anglican Musicians Foundation.

A native of Staunton, Virginia, Deaver's teachers have included Roberta Gary, Arthur Rhea, Wilmer Hayden Welsh (whose organ compositions were the subject of his DMA thesis), and Carl Broman.  For continuing education, he has attended the North German Organ Academy in Bremen, Germany with Harald Vogel and Roland Dopfer and the Haarlem Summer Organ Academy in the Netherlands taking classes of Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, Olivier Latry, Jean-Baptiste Robin, Margaret Phillips, Loïc Mallié, Ewald Kooiman, and Harald Vogel.


AB: Davidson College Davidson, NC,

MM: Peabody Conservatory of Music Baltimore, MD,