Covenant Presbyterian Church - Charlotte, NC

kenney Potter

Choral Conductor

Kenney Potter serves as Choral Conductor at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina and has been the Director of Choral Activities at Wingate University since 2005. In addition, he serves as the Artistic Director of the Charlotte Master Chorale. At Wingate, he oversees a program that is recognized for its artistic excellence. His choirs have received wide-spread acclaim including winning the Grand Prix for best choir in the Pärnu International Choral Festival in Pärnu, Estonia. With the Charlotte Master Chorale, he had the honor of conducting the North Carolina premiere performance of Craig Hella Johnson’s Consider Matthew Shepard. As a performer, he has been a featured soloist in Carnegie Hall, and was choir soloist for the Grammy-winning Oregon Bach Festival choir as well as the International Bach Academy, conducted by Helmuth Rilling.

As a clinician, Dr. Potter has conducted state-wide festival choirs for NAfME and ACDA in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia as well as in Nairobi, Kenya and Johannesburg, South Africa. His compositions are published by Hinshaw Music, Choristers Guild, and Santa Barbara Music Publishing and he is founder and editor of Wingate University Music Press, which publishes Folk Songs of South Africa, a series of pedagogical resources that he co-authored with Dalene Hoogenhout, conductor of the Wits Choir of Johannesburg. He holds degrees from Florida State University, Portland State University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro resides in Charlotte with his wife, Heather, and their children, Syl and Calvin.

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