Austin arrived at Highland in 2007 after serving our church friends at Ridgewood Baptist. A graduate of the University of Louisville, Austin studied both Music and Religious Studies.
Austin brings to the organ and piano an astute awareness of mood, possibility, and creative genius. You can feel it quickly during the Gloria Patri (a refrain we sing every Sunday) and more fully when he is playing an original composition.
Austin accompanies for numerous school choirs, as well as workshops, reading sessions, honor choirs, and All-State choirs for the American Choral Directors Association. As an honorary member of the Black Classical Artists of Louisville, Austin participates regularly in concerts focusing on American Spirituality.
A member of the American Choir Directors Association and the American Guild of Organists, Austin has also served as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Louisville Chamber Choir.