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Ken Renfrow

Ken Renfrow

Department of Keyboard Studies
Division of Music
School of Fine Arts and Communication



  • PhD, Music Education, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
  • MMus, Piano, Bob Jones University
  • BA, Piano, Bob Jones University


  • Chapel Ensemble (Ens 133)
  • Entrepreneurial Musician Seminar (Mu 306)
  • Introduction to Technology in Music Education (Ed 381)
  • Music Business (ME 502)
  • Piano Pedagogy for the Private Instructor (PPd 303)
  • University Singers (Ens 100)

About Ken

Kenon D. Renfrow returned to the faculty of Bob Jones University in 2004 where he teaches a variety of courses in piano pedagogy, church keyboard, music technology, entrepreneurship, and music business. He serves as Program Director of Piano Pedagogy and Church Keyboard and is active in producing music for a variety of campus productions. His students have been accepted to prestigious graduate schools and have won major competitions. As a performer, Dr. Renfrow has presented concerts on piano and organ across the United States and Canada. His YouTube channel currently has over 130 videos of piano music ( Renfrow has accompanied The University Singers, a 100-voice choir comprised of all freshmen, for nearly two decades.

Before his return to BJU, Renfrow was Professor of Keyboard Performance and Director of Keyboard Pedagogy at The Frost School of Music at The University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. He has written articles for American Music Teacher, Clavier, Church Musician, Electronic Musician's Digital Piano Buyers Guide, Keyboard Companion, Piano & Keyboard and the Proceedings & Reference of the National Conference on Piano Pedagogy. A prolific arranger, composer, and author of leading textbooks in his field, his music offerings are published by Alfred Publishing Company, Soundforth (a division of Lorenz), Oxford University Press, and the Hal Leonard Corporation. 

Renfrow holds the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance from Bob Jones University and the Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education from The University of Oklahoma. Renfrow has served in churches as pianist, organist, worship pastor, and guest artist for more than 40 years. He has worked with choirs, ensembles, and soloists as accompanist and vocal coach, and as music producer for theatrical productions.  

Happily married for almost 40 years, Kenon and Beth have two married children, 7 favorite grandchildren, and an adorable Cavapoo named Bentley. In addition to his musical activities, Ken enjoys camping, sports cars, and antique clocks.