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All Pilgrims Christian Church Seattle, WA

As Minister of Music and Organist, Stephen officially joined All Pilgrims Christian Church in the spring of 2013. With meaningful connections to All Pilgrims since the mid-1990s, this relationship has special meaning for him as he joyfully shares his musical and leadership gifts with this welcoming and vibrant faith community.  

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Mentoring

One of Stephen’s passions in life is serving as a mentor to established musicians (and, on occasion, young gifted musicians as well).  Having taught music courses at Seattle Pacific University and chairing the music department at Trinity Lutheran College (Everett, WA), Stephen has a broad skill set and curriculum background that make him an effective teacher of piano, pipe organ, conducting, music history, music theory, and composition.  He encourages each student, wherever they are in their musical development, to cultivate their strongest gifts through hard work, dedication, and practice.

 Stephen (left) participated in a panel discussion on "Current Trends in Church Music" at First Lutheran Church of Richmond Beach, an AGO (Seattle) event

Stephen (left) participated in a panel discussion on "Current Trends in Church Music" at First Lutheran Church of Richmond Beach, an AGO (Seattle) event

 

Speaking & Lecturing

Stephen has been a featured speaker at many different worship workshops and music conventions, including the Worship Matters workshop (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America - Northwest Washington Synod); the National Convention of the United Church of Christ Musicians Association; and the Northwest Regional Convention of the American Guild of Organists at St. Ignatius Chapel at Seattle University.

 

 

 

Leipzig Trip 2015

Stephen took five students from Trinity Lutheran College on a life-changing, two-week-long trip to Leipzig, Germany.  The point of the trip was to discover musical innovations among the people who lived where they visited: Bach, Mendehlssohn, Mahler, Wagner, and the Schumanns. In this video, each student gives one highlight from the trip.