Dr. Tish Anne Kilgore holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance from Boston University, with a dissertation on the piano music of Franz Liszt. She has performed numerous piano concerts in the U.S. and Europe, including appearances as concerto soloist with major symphony orchestras.
Since 2012, Dr. Kilgore has served as the Minister of Music at the Church of the Good Shepherd, in Acton, Massachusetts, where she plays the organ for services, directs several choirs for adults and youth, and organizes the First Friday Concert Series.
Dr. Kilgore founded the Center Stage School of Performing Arts in Massachusetts, also serving as its Executive/Artistic Director for eight years. For Center Stage, Tish wrote more than a dozen musical theater pieces for children, including versions of several Tchaikovsky ballets. She has worked in several churches as organist/pianist and choir director, including several years as the Music Director at the First Church Unitarian in Groton, Massachusetts. Dr. Kilgore is the founding President of the American Liszt Society Boston/Northern New England Chapter and active member of the national organization, as well as the British Liszt