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Lamont School of Music

Newman Center for the Performing Arts


Kevin Padworski

Kevin Padworski


Newman Center for the Performing Arts

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Kevin T. Padworski serves as Artistic Director of the Colorado Chorale and the Director of Music & Organist at Calvary Baptist Church of Denver. Padworski performs extensively and has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards declaring mastery in three disciplines. Professionally, he has appeared with the Jubilate Deo Chorale and Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Colorado Repertory Singers, Choral Arts Society, Colorado Symphony, Colorado Children’s Chorale, Cincinnati Children’s Choir, Lamont Symphony Orchestra, Opera Colorado, Evans Choir, Lamont Chorale, and numerous solo and collaborative performances. As a conductor he has worked here and abroad, working under the mentorship of Duain Wolfe, Catherine Sailer, Lawrence Golan, Joseph Martin, Rollo Dilworth and Simon Carrington. As a composer he actively writes for soloists, instrumental and choral ensembles. He also enjoys maintaining a role as collaborative pianist with various organizations, including the Colorado Children's Chorale, Colorado Symphony, and the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music.

Padworski began his musical studies on piano at age seven, started learning saxophone when he was nine, began vocal and organ instruction at 13, and accepted his first professional organist position the same year. Upon receiving the Mozart Music Scholarship at Eastern University, he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in music education with recitals in saxophone and organ, graduating magna cum laude. He later earned a certificate in leadership from Duke Divinity School and a master of music degree in conducting with choral concentration from the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music, where he was nominated for a Recital of Distinction and was named Outstanding Conductor.

Padworski is a member of ASCAP, Pi Kappa Lambda, the Fellowship of American Baptist Musicians, American Choral Directors Association, American Guild of Organists and is listed in multiple Who's Who publications.

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