Today's guest is an American organist, carillonneur and choir conductor Dr. Mark Konewko. Mark has been carillonneur at Marquette University since 1999 where he began as Interim Chorus Director in fall 2010. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University as well as a Masters of Music Degree in Organ Performance from the American Conservatory of Music. He studied carillon at the University of Utrecht in Amersfoort and has played worldwide in places such as the Netherlands, Belgium, and France.
In addition to being carillonneur at Marquette, he has an extensive back ground in vocal music and choral conducting, and he teaches courses in music appreciation, business of music, carillon discovery, and music technology. He also serves as Director of Music at Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Parish in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
We have met in Vilnius where Mark presented his research on "La Nativite" by Olivier Messiaen for the international conference on music composition at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater.
In this conversation we talk about his finding in La Nativite and his experience of playing carillon.
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You can reach Mark by email at:
mark dot konewko at marquette dot edu
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