Harold Stover, Music Theory & Organ Faculty
Harold Stover is a native of Latrobe PA and a graduate of the Juilliard School in New York. He is conductor of the Portland-based chamber chorus Renaissance Voices, and a charter member of the faculty of the Portland Conservatory. He has recently retired as Organist and Director of Music of Woodfords Congregational Church in Portland.
His activity as an organ recitalist spans 45 years and includes appearances at The Riverside Church in New York, The National Cathedral in Washington, Westminster Abbey in London, and many other distinguished venues. He has recorded for Albany Records and as an ensemble organist has been heard in concerts by the Portland Symphony and the New York Philharmonic. His compositions include both concert music and liturgical music and have been published by Boosey & Hawkes, E. C. Schirmer, Belwin-Mills, Augsburg-Fortress, and other presses. He has been featured as organist, composer, and lecturer at regional and national conventions of The American Guild of Organists and has made seven appearances as organist and composer on Pipedreams, the nationally-syndicated program of organ music heard locally on Maine Public Radio. His prose writings on musical topics have appeared in The American Organist, The Diapason, and other music journals. He is a member of the Advisory Board of The Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ, Inc., and served as its president from 2003-2006.