Keith D. Shawgo, Jr. at St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, 1966

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Keith Shawgo lived from 1940 to 2010. He was born in Havana, Illinois, went to High School in St. Joseph, Missouri, earned the degree of Bachelor of Church Music from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and the degree of Masters of Sacred Music from the Union Theological Seminary in New York City, where he was a student of Searle Wright.

In the mid ‘60s Keith was the Associate Organist of St. Paul's Chapel at Columbia University, serving under Searle Wright. For a time he was organist and choirmaster of Corpus Christi Church, on W. 121st St. in New York City.

Thereafter Keith relocated to Darien, Connecticut, where he served as music teacher and choral director at Darien High School for 32 years. He served as Minister of Music at the First Congregational Church, Darien, at the First Church of Christ, Congregational, in Redding, Connecticut, and at the Kensington Congregational Church. He was a great friend, and a devoted and inspiring teacher and mentor.