Evelyn R. Larter is the Director of Music at Deerfield Presbyterian Church in Southern New Jersey. She studied concert piano and music education at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music where she won the prestigious Governor’s Recital Prize, graduated with honors and performed on Scottish television and with the Highlands Sinfonia.
Since moving to the United States in 1988, Evelyn has been active in the Philadelphia area, appearing with many well-known soloists and ensembles. She was on the music staff of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia for 12 years, where she regularly substituted on the organ. She has played in the noon recital series at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City. A Colleague of the American Guild of Organists (CAGO), she has twice served as Dean of the SouthWest Jersey Chapter.
As a composer of choral anthems and instrumental and vocal solo hymn arrangements, she is published by the Lorenz Corporation, St James Music Press, Abingdon Press, Augsburg Fortress Publications and SheetMusicPlus.com. Evelyn teaches piano and organ year round, and was for many years on the faculty of the Csehy Summer School of Music, now based at Cairn University, New York State. December 2011 saw the release of her first CD recording, a collaboration with flutist Daniel Sharp titled Amid the Winter’s Snow.
In 2015 Evelyn fulfilled a commission from Lydia Calhoun, clarinet, to create many new international Christmas carol arrangements for a CD project entitled Carols for the King from Around the World, which she also recorded and premiered with Ms Calhoun. She is married to the Rev. Dr. Kenneth C. Larter, the minister of Deerfield Presbyterian Church, and they have four adult children and five grandchildren. Her website address is www.evelynlartermusic.com
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