Corvallis First United Methodist Church

Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.

1165 NW Monroe
Corvallis, Oregon 97330
(541) 752-2491

Music Staff

Click on a name below to learn about our Music Ministers:

  • Craig Hanson - Organist/Pianist - Craig Hanson is organist at the First United Methodist Church in Corvallis and teaches at Oregon State University. Prior to coming to Corvallis he lived many years in Japan and Switzerland. An active performer, Hanson is a member of the Telemann Trio Berlin and gives solo and chamber music recitals. He has recorded several CDs and performed on the radio and television in Europe, Asia and the United States.

    Hanson studied piano and organ at San Diego State University and received an organ diploma from the Conservatory of Music in Basel, Switzerland.

    In addition to organ and piano, he plays harpsichord, fortepiano and clavichord, speaks nine languages, and is an avid photographer, biker and outdoorsman. He makes his home in Corvallis.

  • Jim Davidson- Director of Music - James Davidson moved to Corvallis in 2010 after studying with Anton Armstrong at St. Olaf College through his Masters Program. Davidson has sung professionally with the Portland Opera Company, St. Paul Chamber Singers, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Chorale led by Dale Warland and the National Lutheran Choir directed by David Cherwien.

    Davidson holds a B.A. in Music from Willamette University, a Certification in Arts Administration from Boston University and a Masters in Sacred Music from Luther Seminary.