Mark Kaczmarczyk, Director of Music

Christ Church organist

Mark Kaczmarczyk combines a career steeped in conducting and education. Acclaimed for his "excellent performances" by Chamber Music America Magazine, he has conducted internationally acclaimed artists of our time, including counter tenor David Daniels, pianists Jonathan Biss, James Tocco and the late Ruth Laredo. He has appeared as soloist on repeated occasions at the Aspen Music Festival, Oregon Bach Festival, Michigan Opera Theater, the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, keynote presentations with the Cleveland Baroque Festival, Apollo's Fire, for the American Choral Directors Convention. In NYC he has appeared as bass baritone at the Mostly Mozart Festival Live from Lincoln Center, the American Symphony Orchestra, New York Choral Artists with the New York Philharmonic, off Broadway at LaMama Theater, and in Julie Taymor's "Grendel" for Lincoln Center Festival.

Mark has previously served on the voice and conducting faculties at the University of Oregon, and Director of Opera and Musical Theater at Ithaca College. He has served as Guest Music Director for the World Youth Leadership Conference hosted by George Washington University, conducting over three hundred high school youth from thirty-five countries in a two-week summer seminar embracing themes of youth leadership, service, international relations, and music. Most recently he has served for seven years as Music Director/organist for a large congregation in Greenwich CT where he expanded the choral program, launched a hugely successful concert series featuring choral and orchestral master works, and developed a fully graded choral program.

Mark holds a Master's Degree in conducting from the Eastman School of Music, a post graduate fellowship in voice from the University of Michigan, and pursued Doctoral studies from the Cincinnati College Conservatory, CCM, where he was chorus master for main stage opera productions and Director of the University Men's and Women's Choruses.

Contact Info:

Christ Church
1355 Northern Boulevard
Manhasset, New York 11030
Phone: (516) 627-2184

Email: music@christchurchmanhasset.org

Inspiration

Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.    Psalm 150:4