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  • Stephen ConcordiaFr. Stephen Concordia, O.S.B.

    Assistant Professor of Music
    Director of Programs in Sacred Music
    Director, Saint Vincent Camerata, Camerata Scholars
     

    Carey Center, Room 34
    724-805-2481 
    stephen.concordia@stvincent.edu  

    Education

    Licentiate and Magistero, Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music, Rome, 2004 (Gregorian Chant)
    Licentiate and Magistero, Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music, Rome, 2000 (Organ)
    M.M., New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, 1984 (Theoretical Studies)
    B.M., New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, 1980 (Piano)

    Research and Conducting Interests 

    Historical Performance Practice of Gregorian Chant, Gregorian Semiology and Modality
    Director, Saint Vincent Camerata and Camerata Scholars (since 2008)
    Director, Schola Cantorum of Holy Family Parish, Latrobe PA (since Feb. 2013)

    Courses Taught

    MU 101 Music Appreciation
    MU 170 Saint Vincent College Choir
    MU 185 Saint Vincent Camerata
    MU 208 Harmony I
    MU 209 Harmony II
    MU 220 Form and Analysis
    MU 280 Sacred Music Practicum
    MU 125, 225, 325, 425 Sacred Music (Gregorian Chant, Composition) Gregorian Chant Workshop I - Introduction to Contemporary Performance Practice Gregorian Chant Workshop II - Gregorian Semiology and the New Science of Gregorian Modality

    Publications

    CD Recordings  

    1. Vir Dei Benedictus: Liturgy of the Solemnity of Saint Benedict, with The Monastic Choir of the Abbey of Montecassino, works of Gregorian Chant, Albinoni/Walther, Widor. Conductor and Organist. FONÈ Records, Pisa, Italy (1999).
    2. A Blessed Day Has Dawned: Sacred Choral Music: Palestrina, Laude, Gregorian Chant, with The Saint Vincent Camerata Scholars. Conductor. JADE Records, Los Angeles (2011). 
    3. Sacred Choral Music: Feasts of All Saints And All Souls, works of Pierre de la Rue, Orlando di Lasso, Palestrina, Victoria, Tallis, Byrd, with The Saint Vincent Camerata Scholars. Conductor. JADE Records, Los Angeles (2013). 
    4. Songs for the Eucharist Ancient and New, with the Schola Cantorum of Holy Family, works of Gregorian Chant, Josquin, Senfl, Orlando di Lasso, Fauré, Casals, Tanguay, Alain, Miserachs-Grau (2013).


    Translation
    Gregorian Chant: Tones and Modes, Alberto Turco, (translation from Italian) Edizioni Torre d'Orfeo, Rome, 2003.

    2015-2016 Choral Workshops, Presentations and Related

    1. Bard College Conservatory, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, Guest Lecture/Workshop on Historical Performance Practice of Gregorian Chant, Graduate Choral Conducting Class of James Bagwell.
      September 3, 2015. 
    2. National Pastoral Musicians Association - Greensburg, PA Chapter
      Saint Vincent Basilica - Broadcast on WAOB Radio
      Preparing a Service of Compline - a Choral Workshop and Performance
      October 26, 2015 Choral Workshop 
    3. Religion & Society Lecture Series - Duquesne University
      Music in Christian Life: The Expressive Power of the Word
      Assisted by Saint Vincent College Women's Chant Schola
      November 18, 2015 Lecture/Presentation 
    4. Guadalupe Festival of Sacred Music and competition for High School Chamber Choirs
      Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Crosse, WI
      April 23, 2016 Adjudicator
    5. SVC Faculty Scholarship and Creative Work Recognition Event
      Saint Vincent College
      Historical Performance Practice of Gregorian Chant
      May 5, 2016 Presentation
    6. Summer Institute for Catechists and Teachers of the Secretariat for Evangelization and Catholic Education, Diocese of Pittsburgh. "Introducing Gregorian Chant in Parish Eucharistic Liturgy: Method and Resources". Assisted by the Saint Vincent College Women's Schola.
      June 21, 2016. Presentation

    2015-2016 Conducting/Concert Performances and Related

    1. November 14, 2015, Saint Vincent Basilica
      November 15, 2015, Saint Peter's Church, Steubenville, OH
      Performances of Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams with The Schola Cantorum Franciscana of Franciscan University, Steubenville and The Saint Vincent Camerata, The Academy Chamber Orchestra 
    2. December 12, 2016, Saint Vincent Basilica
      Festival of Lessons & Carols with the Saint Vincent Camerata, Evan Bellas, Organist 
    3. March 18, 2016, Saint Vincent Basilica
      March 20, 2016, Johnstown Concert Series, Johnstown, PA
      Songs for the Soul works by Górecki, Bach, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Sumsion, Fauré, Duruflé, Bach/Gounod, C.Callahan and the Chichester Psalms of Leonard Bernstein
      The Saint Vincent Camerata with J.Christopher Pardini, Organist, Christine Mazza, Harp, and Paul DeChancie, Percussion. 
    4. Prepared the Saint Vincent Camerata for participation in the "All University Choir" in three performances with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Manfred Honeck. Robert Page & Christine Hestwood, directors. Works by Orff, Bernstein, Verdi, Boito. April 1, 2 & 3, 2016 Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh

    2015-2016 Liturgical Conducting (Ongoing)

    September, 2015 - June, 2016 (Solemn High Mass twice monthly)
    Eucharist in the Extraordinary Form sung in Gregorian Chant
    Schola Cantorum of Holy Family Parish