Karen Eshelman has taught music theory, music appreciation, organ and
harpsichord at Furman since 2004. Before joining Furman's faculty as an
instructor, Eshelman taught organ and music theory at Presbyterian
College (S.C.) for seventeen years.
As a professional church musician, Eshelman has served as an organist
and choirmaster at various parishes in Rochester, N.Y., Minneapolis/St.
Paul, Minn., and Tryon, N.C. She has also worked in that capacity at the
parish of St. James Episcopal in Greenville since 1988.
Eshelman enjoys the variety found in working with college students, as
well as the weekly organ and choral music performances that are required
as part of her music ministry. Eshelman recently helped guide St. James
through the planning and purchase of a new tracker pipe organ, and led
the planning of an organ dedication series of recitals and special