|“He’s an extremely gifted and focused young player.”
Green Bay Press-Gazette, “Organist brings his art home,” by Warren Gerds
A native of Green Bay, WI, Michael Stefanek holds the Master of Music degree in organ performance from the University of Michigan and the Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music in Ohio. His teachers have included James Kibbie and David Boe, respectively. In the spring of 2001, Michael won second prize at the chapter level of the American Guild of Organists Regional Competition for Young Organists held in Cleveland, OH.
Currently, Michael is pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance and literature at the University of Michigan where he continues to study with James Kibbie. In addition to his graduate studies, Michael serves as Director of Music and Organist for Redford Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Redford, MI, where he conducts the chancel choir, handbell choir, and contemporary praise chorus. Michael also teaches private organ lessons.
As a solo recitalist he has performed at places including Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland, OH, St. Norbert Abbey in DePere, WI, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Davenport, IA, Union Congregational Church in Green Bay, WI, St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Kiel, WI, Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor, MI, Warner Concert Hall and Finney Chapel in Oberlin, OH.
Michael is a member of the American Guild of Organists and the College Music Society. In his spare time he enjoys getting plenty of exercise, amusement parks, attending concerts, hanging out with friends, and visiting with family.