Audrey Pickering

Music Director

Audrey Pickering

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Multifaceted musician Audrey Pickering is a music student at the University of Kansas majoring in organ performance as a student of James Higdon. Audrey began her organ studies with her father, David Pickering. She also studied cello with David Littrell and piano with Agustin Muriago. She currently studies cello with Hannah Collins. 

Audrey has competed as a prizewinner in organ competitions sponsored by the Columbia, South Carolina Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and the Guild’s North Central Regional Competition for Young Organists. She received First Prize in the Twin Cities American Guild of Organists Student Competition and was one of five finalists in the Taylor Organ Competition held in Atlanta, Georgia. As an organ recitalist, Audrey has performed in Austin (Texas), Independence (Missouri), Paris (Idaho), as well as Manhattan and Lawrence, Kansas.  She had the opportunity to play various historic and modern organs in Germany and Austria as part of a study abroad trip at Kansas State University in the summer of 2017.       

Audrey is currently Director of Music at Peace Lutheran Church in Kansas City, Missouri. As a church musician, she has played for a variety of denominations. A three-time member of the Kansas All-State Orchestra, Audrey has performed as a cellist in a variety of ensembles and orchestras. Her work as a pianist has encompassed both solo and accompaniment work on a variety of levels and settings. She has actively taught private lessons on both the piano and the cello throughout the years.  In her free time, she enjoys roller coasters, reading, writing, spending time with her family, and practicing her Portuguese.