Kirk Higginson

Kirk Higginson began his musical journey while still in high school as organist in a Catholic Parish. He attended Boise State University majoring in music theory. While at BSU, Mr. Higginson was the Assistant Organist and Children's Choir Director under Donald Oakes at Immanuel Lutheran Church. He was fortunate to perform one of the organ recitals celebrating the expansion and tonal revision of Immanuel's organ in 1975. After college, Mr. Higginson accepted organist and choir director positions at Red Rock Christian Church and King of Glory Lutheran Church before returning the Immanuel Lutheran Church in 1986 as Organist/Choir Director. He was instrumental in acquiring the organ in Augustana Chapel and has overseen several upgrades to the Immanuel organ. He is a member of the American Guild of Organists and has earned the Service Playing Certificate from the AGO. Mr. Higginson is also a member of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians. Mr. Higginson was also employed by Boise School District where he held positions in the Facilities and Operations Department. He retired as a budget manager after 39 years with Boise Schools in 2012. In his leisure time, he enjoys spending time with daughter Cara and son-in-law Jesse and the three grandchildren. Other interests are working in his yard and garden, walking his dog and traveling.