Mark Steinbach, University Organist

Mark Steinbach is University Organist at Brown University, where he is a visiting assistant professor and also teaches organ lessons through the applied music program. In addition to his appointments at Brown, Steinbach serves as organist and choirmaster of historic St. Paul's Church in Wickford, Rhode Island. He has performed solo organ recitals in major venues in Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Austria, Germany, and Italy. He performed the world premiere of Dan Pinkham's Odes at the Regional American Guild of Organists convention in Worcester, MA. He has performed for the National Convention of The Organ Historical Society, the International Organ Festival of the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam, and the Bolzano and Piemonte organ festivals in Italy. Steinbach can be heard at his "Midnight at Sayles Hall" Organ concerts at Brown University. In 2007, he was invited to perform at the American Guild of Organists Regional Convention for New England. Most recently, he was heard performing the oldest organ in use in a church in the United States (1640s) on National Public Radio's All Things Considered this past year.

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. He took first place in the Ottumwa, Iowa National Organ Competition, and the Rochester and Kansas City Chapters of The American Guild of Organists Young Artist Competitions. He can be heard on the CD Pipes Rhode Island, which was released in 2007.