Kymberly (Stone) Payne is a young organist who is passionate about sharing her love of the organ, and the power we have as organists to bless others and change lives. Kymberly completed her Masters of Music with an emphasis in Organ Performance at Brigham Young University in 2016, even though she didn’t start playing the organ until just a few years earlier.
While at BYU, Kymberly taught and performed extensively, both on the organ and carillon. As a graduate student, she taught group organ classes, sightsinging and dictation classes, as well as private carillon and organ lessons for the BYU School of Music. In addition to teaching, Kymberly was an Associate Carillonneur at Brigham Young University where she gave weekly carillon recitals, and in June of 2015, Kymberly passed a rigorous national certification exam and was voted into carillonneur membership of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA). She accompanied the congregational hymn for the weekly BYU Devotionals seventeen times, played for dozens of graduation ceremonies, and performed in both group and solo organ concerts frequently.
Kymberly and her husband now live in Katy, TX where she continues to teach and perform, and is humbled that she gets to continue her involvement with these LDS Organ Workshops as Organ Workshop Consultant on behalf of the BYU School of Music. During her involvement with these workshops, she has planned, performed, and taught at various LDS Organ Workshops around Utah County (including teaching at the annual BYU Organ Workshop), as well as in Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Texas, California, Idaho, Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, Washington and Oregon.
Her busy schedule includes recitals as Guest Organist at the Tabernacle of Temple Square in Salt Lake City Utah, teaching private piano and organ lessons in her home studio, and serving as a Ward Organist. Her professional memberships include the American Guild of Organists (AGO), the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), and the Organ Historical Society (OHS).