Abel is a 2010 graduate of Syracuse University and holds a master of music degree in organ performance as well as a master’s in music education.
He serves as worship music director, choir master, bell choir director and organist at DCC. He has been the music director for numerous school and community theater groups in the greater Syracuse area. In addition to teaching piano at the Setnor School of Music, he serves as a staff pianist at the Department of Drama. Abel also remains active in the community as an accompanist and a contributing writer for the Post Standard.