Mr. Ward was the organist and choirmaster at St. James Episcopal Church, Hendersonville, NC, and St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Asheville, NC, from 1994 until 2003. Mr. Ward has also served as organist and choirmaster at St. James Cathedral, Chicago. He is a member of the AGO and AAM. A graduate of Furman University, Eastman School of Music, and the College of Church Musicians of Washington, Mr. Ward undertook advanced study at the American Conservatory of Music, Chicago, while teaching there. He was a composition student of Leo Sowerby. His works can be found in the catalogs of Flammer, H.W. Gray, Augsburg, and St. James Music Press.