Stephen ZorkTitle: Associate Professor of Music (Choir and Voice); Conductor, University Singers
Office Location: Hamel Hall 307
Phone: (269) 471-6713
Education:M.M. Choral Conducting - Pacific Lutheran University
Stephen Zork is the director of Choral Studies at Andrews University--a position he has held since 1991. His primary responsibility is the programming of and conducting the Department of Music's choirs: University Chorale, University Singers, Canta Bella, and Pioneer Men's Chorus. As one of three teachers on the conducting faculty, he oversees the graduate choral conducting degree. Zork keeps an active schedule guest-conducting choral festivals and lecturing throughout the United States and abroad. Every year, the 100-voice University Chorale performs major symphonic choral works with the Andrews University Symphony Orchestra. These works include Bach's Magnificat, Corad Susa's Christmas Garland, Haydn's Te Deum, Rutter's Requiem, and Mozart's Mass in C.
During his tenure, Mr. Zork has conducted the Andrews University Singers at two conventions for the American Choral Director's Association, and has taken the choir on seven highly acclaimed international tours. The sixth CD recording of University Singers Praise the Lord! God's Glories Show was released in the spring of 2005 -- in time for the University Singers concert tour throughout the country of Chile. Mr. Zork holds professional memberships in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and the American Choral Director's Association (ACDA).