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Music Leadership


Dr. Chris Quinn, Choir Director

Dr. Chris Quinn


This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it directs the Chancel Choir of First Presbyterian Church in leading our 11:00 am Sunday worship services, in addition to special concerts throughout the year.  He is also Professor, Director of Music at Westminster College in Salt Lake City (since 1994).  Chris is a native of Massachusetts where he earned a BA at Westfield State College.  His Masters degree was awarded by the University of Connecticut, and his Doctorate by the University of Colorado at Boulder.  In addition to being an accomplished choral director, Chris is a composer, arranger and pianist.  Before coming to Utah in 1995, Chris was Choir Director and Accompanist at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Colorado and a guest director at First Baptist Church in Boulder.  He was also the Choir Director of Cottonwood Presbyterian Church in Salt Lake City for nine years.



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Larry Blackburn, Organist

Larry Blackburn


This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it is organist at First Presbyterian Church in Salt Lake City, accompanist for the Wasatch Chorale in Utah Valley and recording studio pianist/accompanist. Larry has a Masters degree in organ performance from Brigham Young University, and a Bachelors degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Mr. Blackburn is a staff accompanist at BYU, performs and teaches at the annual BYU Organ Workshop and recently served as an adjunct professor in the Theater and Film department at Utah Valley State College.  Mr. Blackburn has performed with the Utah Symphony and performs regularly on the historic Tabernacle and Conference Center organs on Temple Square as a guest organist. Larry comes to Utah after serving the Minnesota Bach Society and an Episcopal parishes in St. Paul, Minnesota and, previously, in Santa Barbara, California where he also taught at Westmont College. Larry has performed in Canada, England, Poland, Estonia, and Russia.  Larry and his wife Erna have two children.



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