Dr. Keith Hampton (affectionately known as "Doc") is a conductor, composer, educator, church musician, organ performer, adjudicator and workshop clinician. In addition to Chicago Community Chorus (CCC), he is the Director of Music Ministries and Organist/Choirmaster at the Park Manor Christian Church, Chicago, IL.
Classically trained as an organist and conductor, Dr. Hampton has taught students from nursery through college levels, served as Director of Music at churches of various denominations and is often sought after as a guest conductor and workshop clinician throughout the United States, Germany, Trinidad and Africa.
In October of 2010, the North Central American Choral Directors Association selected Dr. Hampton as one of the top 25 Contemporary Composers "whose composition Praise His Holy Name should be standard repertoire for choirs today and for the next 25 years."
Dr. Hampton has guest conducted All-State choirs in Virginia and Rhode Island, the Georgia All-State Collegiate Chorus, ACDA's Eastern Division High School Honor Choir, Baltimore All-County High School Chorus and the Pennsylvania Region I & VI High School Choirs.
Dr. Hampton earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ, a Master of Arts degree from Marywood University, Scranton, PA and a Doctor of Music degree in Church Music from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
Dr. Hampton was twice chosen as one of 14 conductors to participate in the Oregon Bach Festival conducting master classes. This festival is held at the University of Oregon under the direction of Helmuth Rilling and Thomas Somerville. In addition, he was chosen to conduct the a cappella music workshop sponsored by Chorus America.
Dr. Hampton is the President of Dr. K.T. Productions, Inc., providing music transcriptions of Black Gospel Music with the use of Finale by Coda Music. As a published composer, his arrangements of spirituals and gospel songs can be found at Augsburg Fortress Press, Choristers Guild, earthsongs Publications and HInshaw Music.