Harold Stover, Music Theory & Organ Faculty
HAROLD STOVER is a native of Latrobe PA, a graduate of the Juilliard School in New York, and a charter member of the conservatory faculty. His performing career spans half a century and includes concerts on most major organ recital series in New York, at the National Cathedral in Washington, Westminster Abbey in London, Harvard and Princeton universities, and many other distinguished venues.
His compositions are published by the Augsburg-Fortress, ECS, MorningStar, and Paraclete presses and are recorded on the Albany, ACA Digital, and Gloriae Dei Cantores labels. He has made ten appearances as composer and/or organist on Pipedreams, the radio program of organ music from American Public Media, and has been featured as performer, composer, and lecturer at regional and national conventions of the American Guild of Organists. His scholarly articles on organ and choral music, with an emphasis on American works, have been published in The American Organist, The Diapason, and other professional journals. Now retired from full time church music work after serving churches in New York and Portland, he presently directs the Portland-based chorus Renaissance Voices and pursues an active career as a free-lance organist and composer in addition to his work at the conservatory.