Ken Hassell

Ken Hassell

Music Director

Ken is a music educator and organist with over 35 years of experience in music ministry. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in music and music education from Acadia University in Wolfville and Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Additionally, he has studied organ privately and participated in master classes with many accomplished organists throughout England, France, Germany, and North America. Ken’s conducting experience includes graduate and post graduate courses, private study, and seminars at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg.

Ken’s diverse experiences as a church musician and as a music educator have given him a love for and great facility with a wide variety of musical styles. His focus as music director at Orchard Valley United is to bring this diversity to the worship environment. Under Ken’s leadership, our worship community experiences and participates in music from the 17th century to contemporary works composed for our choir.