Meet the new organist at Grace Episcopal Church Syracuse!
Samuel Kuffuor-Afriyie is an American born Ghanaian organist. He began his musical studies at the tender age of 8, learning the alto saxophone in his school band. He later took on the piano which has now brought him to the organ. As an emerging young African American organist, Sam’s goal is always to inspire young people, especially minorities who are not well represented in the field of classical music. He likes to encourage young people to get involved with music and learn an instrument. He also incorporate his love for contemporary and African music in his musical studies. In February of 2016, Sam was a prize winner of the Brooklyn chapter AGO (American guild of organist) scholarship award. Sam currently studies organ performance with Dr.Annie Laver at Syracuse University. Sam’s wish is to become a performer and motivational speaker who uses his talent to inspire and encourage young people, especially minorities in music. Sam’s devotion to Christ and the music ministry is what keeps him motivated.