William McCorkle

William McCorkle

Organist & Director of Music

Organist/Director of Music William McCorkle has been leading music at Lexington Presbyterian since 1979.  He directs adult and youth/children’s choirs and shares oversight of the handbell program, working to involve singers and instrumentalists in worship and fellowship activities of the church.  He has been active over the years in strengthening ecumenical ties with other churches in Lexington and the Rockbridge area, and he is grateful to have found his calling as a liturgical musician.

Longtime artistic director of the Rockbridge Chorus, and adjunct instructor of piano and organ at Washington and Lee University, William McCorkle is a graduate of Amherst College, received graduate degrees from Yale University, and pursued study and research in Paris, France.  He maintains an active schedule as performer, teacher, and composer, and remains a tireless advocate for the arts in the community.     Beauty of Rockbridge area

Delighted to live and work in this beautiful place, William McCorkle spends a portion of each summer as a counselor/administrator at Camp Maxwelton for Boys in Rockbridge Baths, Virginia. A voracious reader and traveler, he makes regular pilgrimages to France and Scotland.

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