Kenneth
Borrmann
Chair, Keyboard Studies; Associate Professor, School of Music

Teaching at Cairn since 1994

Kenneth Borrmann

Education

  • MMus, West Chester University
  • BS in Bible, BMus, Cairn University

Biography

Kenneth Borrmann is an Associate Professor of Music and Chair of Keyboard Studies at Cairn University. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Bible and a Bachelor of Music in piano from Cairn University and a Master of Music in piano performance from West Chester University. He is the director of the Cairn Handbell Choir and the ensemble Laudate.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he is active as a soloist, accompanist, and chamber music collaborator. Mr. Borrmann has conducted major portions of Handel’s Messiah on multiple occasions and has been active as a church music director for almost 30 years. He has served on the faculty of the Csehy Summer School of Music, teaching piano and conducting the Csehy choir.

His solo piano recitals have featured the works of Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Brahms and Rachmaninoff. As part of the dedication of a new Steinway concert grand piano, Mr. Borrmann performed the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Prokofiev with the Cairn Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed the Piano Concerto No.1 by Brahms with the CSO. Mr. Borrmann studied piano with Dr. Samuel Hsu and Benjamin Whitten and has most recently been a student of Martin Canin of the Juilliard School.

Additional Information

Academic Specialties & Interests:

  • Accompanying Techniques I & II
  • Class Piano
  • Piano Literature
  • Piano Serving Playing
  • Handbell Choir
  • Laudate

Personal Interests:

  • Amateur rose exhibitor
  • Opera