Kenon D. Renfrow

Kenon D. Renfrow is a professor in the Division of Music at Bob Jones University where he teaches applied piano, piano pedagogy, music technology and music business. He also serves as Program Director of Piano Pedagogy and is active in producing music for a variety of campus productions. His students have been accepted to prestigious graduate schools, teach in universities and conservatories all over the world, and have won major competitions. 

 

As a performer and recording artist, Dr. Renfrow has presented concerts on piano and organ for churches and teacher groups in the United States and Canada. He was a pioneer in the creation of multimedia concerts where he performs along with projected images.

 

Prior to joining the faculty at BJU, Renfrow was Professor of Keyboard Performance and Director of Keyboard Pedagogy at The University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. He has published articles in American Music Teacher, Clavier, Church Musician, Electronic Musician's Digital Piano Buyers Guide, Keyboard Companion, Piano & Keyboard and the Proceedings & Reference of the National Conference on Piano Pedagogy. A prolific arranger, composer and author of leading textbooks in his field, his numerous music offerings are published by Alfred Publishing Company, Soundforth and the Hal Leonard Corporation. 

 

Renfrow holds the Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education from The University of Oklahoma and the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Music in Piano Performance from Bob Jones University. Renfrow has served in churches as worship pastor, pianist, organist, and guest artist for more than 40 years. He has worked with choirs, ensembles, and soloists as accompanist and vocal coach, and as music producer for major productions.  

 

Happily married for over 30 years, Kenon and Beth have two married children and their first granddaughter as of December 2013. In addition to his musical activities, Ken enjoys sports cars and antique clocks.

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