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Mark Steinbach

University Organist, Instrument Curator and Lecturer in Music:
OCRL and Deparment of Music
Phone: +1 401 863 3234
Mark_Steinbach@Brown.EDU

Biography

Mark Steinbach is University Organist, Instrument Curator, and Lecturer in Music at Brown University. He also serves as organist and choirmaster of historic St. Paul's Church in Wickford, Rhode Island. Mr. Steinbach earned the Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Kansas, and the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts Degrees from The Eastman School of Music. As a Fulbright Scholar he studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna. Mr. Steinbach has performed in Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Austria, Germany, and Italy. He performed the world premiere of Daniel Pinkham's Odes at the New England Regional Convention of The American Guild of Organists. He has also performed solo recitals for the National Convention of The Organ Historical Society, the International Organ Festival at the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam, and the Bolzano and the Storici Organi della Valsesia Festivals in Italy. He was featured on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," performing on the oldest organ in use in a church in the United States (1640s, Wickford, RI). Mr. Steinbach may be heard on the CD "Pipes RI." A forthcoming solo CD recording will feature works of Anton Heiller on Loft Recordings.

Degrees

DMA, MM, BM

Awards

Fulbright Grant, Die Hochschüle für Musik, Vienna, Austria
Award for Excellence in Teaching, The Eastman School of Music, The University of Rochester
First Place Winner, AGO Young Artist Competition, Rochester, NY Chapter
First Place Winner, AGO Young Artist Competition, Kansas City Chapter
First Place Winner, National Organ Competition, Ottumwa, Iowa

Affiliations

College Music Society
American Guild of Organists (past Dean)
Association of Anglican Musicians
Organ Historical Society
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Pi Kappa Lambda, Music Honor Society

Teaching

I teach Theory of Tonal Music (MUSC 0550 and MUSC0560) which includes species counterpoint, intensive study of harmony, voice leading and analysis. I also teach applied music on the organ, emphasizing performance practice, literature of the instrument and ergonomically healthy technique.