Next Event – October 17, 2021

David Peckham

David Peckham has been entertaining RTOS audiences since 1974 when he played at our 10th Anniversary Gala at age 13.  The upcoming program will mark his 16th appearance on the RTOS organs.  David began studying piano, then organ, while in grade school.  He studied at the Eastman School of Music with Dr. David Craighead and theatre organ with Don Kinnier. 

David has performed on nearly every major theater organ in the US as well as tours of Australia, Canada, and the UK.  He has served as house organist on the 4/27 Marr & Colton at the Clemens Center in Elmira since 1977 and has been the organist for the First United Methodist Church in Horseheads, NY since 1985.  David owns his own company which services and refurbishes pipe organs throughout western New York and northern Pennsylvania. 

David was named 2016 Theatre Organist of the Year by the American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS) at its national convention this past July. Most recently David performed for RTOS and ATOS during the 2019 ATOS Convention when we visited the Clemens Center.