Dr. Wayne Bucknor
Wayne Bucknor has been associate professor of piano at Oakwood University since 1998.
He has also served as Minister of Music for the Madison Mission Seventh-day Adventist Church in Madison, Alabama since 1997.
Bucknor was born in Queens, New York, and grew up in Orlando, Florida.
Raised in a musically talented family, he
started piano lessons at age 6.
continued music study in Orlando
Bucknor graduated from Oakwood College with both a B.A in piano performance and a B.S. in computer science.
During the summer following his
senior year, he
had an internship at ITT (in the computer field) on the campus of the University of Hartford
, after which he
made the decision to pursue music as a career.
Bucknor has a M.Mus.Ed. from Alabama A & M University and recently completed a Doctorate in Musical Arts in piano performance and pedagogy at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
is also a songwriter, producer, and arranger for soloists and groups, including Virtue
(I Must Tell Jesus, Angels Watching
Over Me, Till You Believe (piano), the Madison Mission Mass Choir
For the 2007-2008 academic school year, Bucknor was asked to be the Interim Director for the world renown Oakwood University Aeolians and the University Choir.
The choir was blessed with a successful year and toured in the cities of Atlanta
, Nashville, Birmingham, Tuskegee, and Montgomery,
enjoys touring with a troupe of talented pianists called the "Keys to the Kingdom.
This group of classically trained duo and solo pianists include: Nancy Dudley, Gail Murphy, Adrian Westney, Shelton Kilby, and Brian Jones, among others.
In November 2008, Bucknor
was honored as a Young Musical Legend by the NAD Vervent UCAA Conference.
believes that "one's greatest act of worship is a life of obedience to the will of God.
is married to the love of his
life, Carmen Byars.