|Dr. Deborah Simpkin King, Director of Music Ministries|
Dr. King brings with her over 25 years of experience as a conductor, building and leading choral ensembles and music programs for ecclesiastic, academic and other non-profit organizations. She is the founder and artistic director of Ember, the vocal ensemble of Schola Cantorum on Hudson, and of PROJECT : ENCORE™, the internationally acclaimed advocacy initiative for post-premiere performances of new choral music. Her leadership roles in the professional community include chair of the New York Choral Consortium (NYCC) and Coordinator of the NJ-ACDA High School Choral Festival.
Dr. King holds a Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of North Texas and a MMus in Music Education/Choral Conducting from North Texas State University. Prior to her position at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, Dr. King served in a variety of musical capacities for Episcopal, Presbyterian and community churches.