Dr. Robert Horton is the Organist & Choirmaster at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Prior to his appointment at Trinity, he served as Interim Chapel Organist at Duke University and as Director of Music at Saint Mark's Episcopal Church in Evanston, IL. From 2005 until 2008, Dr. Horton served as Director of Keyboard Studies at Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA where he taught organ, history, solfege and directed the college jazz band. A native of Manville, RI, he holds degrees from Cornell University, Northwestern University and the University of Kansas. Along the way, Dr. Horton has benefited from the counsel of such notables as James Higdon, David Craighead, Karel Paukert and Michel Bouvard.
A relative latecomer to the arts, he has worked quickly to establish himself as an organist. As a Fulbright scholar, he studied at the Conservatoire National de Région in Toulouse, France and visited the finest historic instruments in France. Dr. Horton’s playing has garnered numerous accolades, including highest honors at the 2007 Mikhail Tariverdiev Competition in Kaliningrad, Russia.