Stephen Schnurr

Adjunct Instructor of Music

stephen.schnurr@valpo.edu

Biography

Stephen Schnurr has been director of music for Saint Paul Catholic Church, Valparaiso, Ind., since 1990. He has led the choir of the church on tours of Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany, and Austria with performances in Rome, Dublin, Madrid, Barcelona, Warsaw, Krakow, Prague, Leipzig, Salzburg, and Vienna, including a performance for Saint John Paul II at Castel Gandolfo. In 2013, he began work as Editor-at-Large for The Diapason, an international monthly journal devoted to the organ, carillon, harpsichord, and choral music.

At Duke and Yale universities, he studied organ with Thomas Murray, Charles Krigbaum, Gerre Hancock, Peter Williams, and Robert Parkins. As a recitalist, he has played programs throughout the United States as well as in Germany, England, Northern Ireland, and Poland. He has presented recitals for 10 national conventions of the Organ Historical Society and one national convention of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. He is a resident of the Miller Beach neighborhood of Gary, Indiana, where he has a collection of nine historic pipe organs.

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