Welcome to Secrets of Organ Playing Podcast #113!
Today's guest is Marko Pranic. Marko is an organist, tenor, conductor and theologian, a graduate of the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy and the University of Rochester, where he studied at the Eastman School of Music. He also studies Liturgy at the Liturgical Institute.
Marko is an Associate Director of Music and Organist at St. John of Rochester in Fairport, NY where he passionately works in the field of Sacred Music as a Pastoral Musician and is the Instructor of Sacred Music at the St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry in Rochester, NY.
Born in Split (Croatia), Marko first studied music with Sr. Mirta Skopljanac, organist at Split Cathedral, and took voice lessons with Ante Ivic (tenor, Croatian National Theatre, Split) and Prof. Bojan Pogrmilovic (Vatroslav Lisinski School of Music, Zagreb).
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In this conversation you're going to find out about the Croatian organ experience that Marko had in the early days, music theory and the future of sacred music.
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