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Victor L. Fields

Victor L. FieldsVictor L. Fields is Adjunct Professor of Piano and Organ studies at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. In addition, he is Organist and Choirmaster at historic Trinity United Church of Christ in York, staff accompanist for the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Choral Society, Dean of the York Chapter, American Guild of Organists and Treasurer for the York Music Teachers Association. Victor teaches private instruction in organ and piano for beginners through advanced players. Many of his students have won music prizes, scholarships and have gone on to study music in college.

He received his music education and training from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, The Peabody Conservatory of Music and the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. Mr. Fields has won numerous music awards including scholarships from the Peabody Conservatory and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, the Frank Hines Organ Award from the Peabody Conservatory, the John Strader prize in Organ Performance from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, two-time winner of the Violet Cassel Organ Scholarship from the Harrisburg Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, winner of the Baltimore Chapter of the American Guild of Organists competition and a regional finalist in the American Guild of Organists National Organ Playing Competition.

From 1998-2003 has was the Associate Conductor and Accompanist for the York Oratorio Society which he co-founded. From 1995-2000, he was the Artistic Director of the York Symphony Orchestra Chamber Singers. He began his musical training as a boy chorister in the choir of Men & Boys at St. John's Episcopal Church, York and at St. Stephen's Episcopal Cathedral, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

His many concert and recital engagements include repeat performances at Washington National Cathedral, Longwood Gardens and Bruton Parish Church, Colonial Williamsburg and also at the Church of the Presidents, Washington, D.C., St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York, the Allen Organ Company Headquarters and performances throughout England, France, Spain, Hungary and Yugoslavia. Mr. Fields played the historic “Handel” organ at St. James Church, Great Packington and at Shakespeare’s parish, Holy Trinity Church, Stratford on Avon, England. He has performed in various concerts and music festivals in Spain and with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed with choral and orchestral ensembles to include the Baltimore Symphony Chorus and Chamber Choir, the Cincinnati International Festival Chorus, the Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble and orchestras and choruses in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Ohio.

He has served as a church musician for nearly thirty years and has been an Executive Board member, Officer, concert coordinator and planner for many events sponsored by the American Guild of Organists and the Music Teachers National Association. He has given several music premieres including the "Requiem" of British composer Andrew Worton-Steward and works of American composer Charles Callahan and he has been a featured guest artist on WITF-FM Harrisburg, Pennsylvania public radio. His biography is included in 2007 Marquis’ Who's Who in America®.