Tony Hagood is our Accompanist, playing for the 9am Traditional and 10:30am Family worship services in the Sanctuary and accompanying the Chancel Choir at rehearsals.
Tony is an internationally accomplished pianist and composer from Westerville, Ohio. He received his bachelor of music performance degree from Capital University in 2010. He has played for audiences in China, Japan, South Korea, France, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and many countries in the Caribbean.
Here in the states, he plays for a large range of performances from restaurants to stadiums. When Tony is not performing with other bands, running his concert series at the Columbus Museum of Art, running the Tony Hagood Presents concert series at the McConnell Arts Center, or leading various versions of his trio, duo, or playing solo an average of 6 performances a week, he works as a staff pianist, lecturer, and instructor of commercial, jazz, and classical piano at Otterbein University, is a staff pianist at OSU, and accompanies Teays Valley High School Choirs. Tony also runs his music lessons company Noteworthy Music as President & Founder, which teaches lessons in student homes, and his music/musician booking company, A Note Above the Rest Entertainment.
Tony is very passionate about music and its powerful influences. He will continue to pursue diverse musical paths and share them with all who listen.
Tony’s performance experiences include playing with two-time Grammy award winner Tamika Lawrence, playing for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Ne-Yo for their sold-out picnic with the pops concert, playing with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra for Home for the Holidays concerts, playing with Byron Stripling’s Quintet, performing with singer songwriter and Broadway actress Shayna Steele, singer songwriter and actor Chester Gregory, R&B singer and songwriter Michael Lynche (who made it the final round of American Idol), performing with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, performing with the New Albany Symphony Orchestra, big bands, musicals, various combo groupings, instrumental and vocal accompanist, cruise ship pianist, symphony orchestra pianist, choir accompanist and classic rock, country, top 40s, R&B and more cover bands.
Tony’s Upcoming Performances
You can find out about Tony’s upcoming concerts and performances on his website.
Here are Tony’s cats, Mixy & Monte, and dog, Sky.