Robert L. Morehead

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Robert's musical background spans from organ playing in liturgical services to leading worship in contemporary christian and jazz styles. He has been playing the piano and organ from an early age, and as a teenager, he began composing music based on his experiences.

As a church musician, Robert has been using his talents with the congregations he has served for over thirty years while incorporating his love for a variety of musical genres into all of his endeavors. Robert also serves his local community by providing music for weddings and funerals.

We have been called to worship God, and Robert's goal is to bring people closer to God through experiencing Him in musical worship. Robert strives to bring an eclectic feel to worship and challenges those around him to experience God.

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Robert L. Morehead, CAGO, Emmanuel Lutheran
Church’s Director of Music since 2016, is a native of Pittsburgh, PA. 

Robert began his organ studies in Germany and counts Tassilo Schlenther, Anita Greenlee, W. Robert Morrison, and Stephen C. Williams among his instructors.  For twenty-eight years, Robert has held Director of Music positions in churches in the United States and in Germany.  Robert received his MM in Music History from West Chester University and his BM in Organ Performance with a Piano Teaching Certificate from Malone University. He has also earned a research award for his work on Ralph Vaughan Williams’ agnosticism and is a specialist in the organ jazz music of Dr. Joe Utterback. 

Robert also holds four certifications:  A Piano Teaching Certificate from Malone University, The Service Playing and Colleague certificates from the American Guild of Organists and The Leistungsnachweis (D-Schein) from the Evangelische Kirche in Germany.  He also conducts the Washington Saengerbund and has released four CDs:  From Mendelssohn to Morehead (2008); Faith Musings (2009); Christmas Piano Improvisations (2014) and Jubellation (2016). He has also recorded the complete organ works of Antonin Dvořák. His series of “Hymn of the Week” continues weekly on You Tube and has over 190 videos which can be found on his webpage at 

Robert is happily married to his wife Miranda and considers his two children, Kieren and Lauryn a blessing.