Mark W. Frazier
Organist, Collaborative Pianist, Composer, Music Educator
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    Education
    ˝     M.A., Organ Performance, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
    ˝     B.M., Organ Performance and Composition, Cum Laude The College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio
    ˝     Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ, Summer Sessions in Handbell Arranging and Composition.
    ˝     Continuing Education courses in subjects related to organ, repertoire, composition, children's choirs, voice and rhythm games and theology.
     
    Teaching Experience
    ˝     Independent Private Teacher of Pipe Organ and Piano, 1986-present
    ˝     Adjunct Music Faculty: Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, 2008-2011
    ˝     Adjunct Music Faculty: University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Pembroke, NC. 2001-2005
     
    Full-time Church Music Ministry (Administrator, Organist, Pianist, Choir Master and Music Educator)
    ˝     Minister of Music, South Congregational Church, Concord, NH, 2006-2012
    ˝     Director of Music Ministry, Chestnut St. United Methodist Church, Lumberton, NC 1997-2005           
    ˝     Director of Music Ministry, Trinity Episcopal Church, Arlington, VA. 1991-1997
    ˝     Director of Music Ministry Second Presbyterian Church, Portsmouth, Ohio, 1990-1991
    ˝     Director of Music Ministry, Chestnut St. United Methodist Church, Lumberton, NC 1985-1987
     
    Part Time Church Music Ministry (Administrator, Organist, Pianist, Choir Master and Music Educator)
    ˝     Minister of Music, Millian Memorial Methodist Church, Rockville, MD 2013 ľ Present
    ˝     Positions in North Carolina, Iowa and Ohio from 1983-1990
     
    Additional Organ Performance
    ˝     Concert Soloist in Recital, Pleasant Hills UP Church, PH, Pennsylvania, 2011
    ˝     Featured guest artist with the Granite State Symphony Orchestra, 2007
    ˝     Continuo for the world premier of JS Bach's St. Mark Passion as reconstructed by Richard T. Gore, The College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio
    ˝     Solo organ concert recitalist in New Hampshire, North Carolina and Pennsylvania
     
    Collaborative Pianist/Accompanist
    ˝     Accompanist for professional, adult amateur and student singers and instrumentalists, including opera singer, Kathleen Battle in recital and MM and DMA candidates in Vocal Performance.
    1983-present.  
    ˝     Interim Accompanist, The Concord Chorale, 2009-2011 http://www.concordchorale.org
     
    Musical Director and arranger for numerous professional, childrenĺs and community musical theater productions throughout the DC Metro area, Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire and North Carolina.
     
    Music Technology
    ˝     Use of a combination of Digital Synthesizer/Sample and Organ through MIDI and demonstrate above knowledge for professional music organizations through workshops and demonstrations.
    ˝     Full use of Sibelius software
    ˝     Program orchestrations into digital samplers for performance.
     
    Publications, Awards and Commissions
    ˝     I Will Sing to the Lord, SSAATTBB, Commissioned for the 175th Anniversary of South            Congregational Church, Concord, NH
    ˝     I Thank Thee God on a poem of E.E. Cummings, for choir, woodwinds and piano,
    Private Commission, Concord, NH
    ˝     The Great Commission, SSATB, Commissioned for the new sanctuary dedication of    Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church, Southern Pines, NC
    ˝     The Weaver, for voice, piano and violin; premiered at the North Carolina Presbyterian Women's            Synodical Conference, Montreat, NC
    ˝     Jubilate Deo, SATB, published by G.I.A., www.giamusic.com
    ˝     Andante Cantabile, for 4-octave Handbells, published by Alexander Broude, Inc.
    ˝     Sonata for Spring, for 3-octave Handbells, published by Volkwein Bros.
     
    ˝     First Place Winner, 1983 Fairfax United Methodist Church National Anthem-Writing Contest,
    ˝     First Place Winner, AGEHR Area II Handbell Composition Contest, Student Division
     
    Affiliations
    ˝     American Guild of Organists
                Newsletter editor and webmaster for New Hampshire Chapter, 2006-2012
                Dean of Cape Fear Chapter, 1998-1999 and continuing member
    ˝     Fellowship of United Methodist Musicians and Worship Arts
                Vice-President of North Carolina Chapter, 2000-2003
     
    Other Interests
                Photography, Web Site Design, Sound Recording and Engineering, Community Activism
     
    References and full performance resume and reviews available upon request