Drew A. Worthen (b. 1988) is a freelance composer, pianist, and organist based in Indianapolis, IN and is the Director of Music at Greenwood United Methodist Church in Greenwood, IN. Drew earned his B.M. in Composition from Henderson State University with Dr. Philip Schroeder, and his M.M. in Composition from Butler University with Dr. Michael Schelle and Dr. Frank Felice. Former teachers include Dr. Jonathan Whitaker & Dr. Jamie Lipton (tuba), Dr. Hee-Kyung Juhn (piano & organ), and Dr. Rick Dimond (jazz/improvization).
Written as his Master's Thesis, Drew's "Concerto for Organ and Orchestra" was selected as a finalist in the 2015 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer's competition. As an avid supporter of new music for the organ, Drew is continuously looking to collaborate with other organists to seek out new and innovative works for the instrument. Drew's original works have been commissioned by and performed by professional and collegiate ensembles from, Henderson State University, University of Alabama, Texas AMN Corpus Christi, The Eastern Trombone Workshop (Hosted by the United States Army Band), and others.