Stefani Bedin is a Doctor of Musical Arts degree candidate at the University of Toronto, where she also completed the Master of Music degree in Organ Performance and the Bachelor of Music degree in Music History and Theory (Honours) with a minor in historical keyboard. She studies organ under the tutelage of Prof. Kevin Komisaruk. Stefani’s doctoral research explores the impact of twentieth-century liturgical reforms, especially those of the Second Vatican Council, on organ music. During the 2022-2023 academic year, Stefani was a keyboard harmony course instructor at the Faculty of Music, having previously been a teaching assistant for music history and keyboard courses. She is also an accomplished pianist and obtained an ARCT in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music in 2013. She is the recipient of several awards including the Gerhard Brunzema Graduate Fellowship (2022), the Ontario Arts Council’s New Generation Artists’ Grant (2022) and the RCCO’s John Goss Memorial Scholarship (2020) and Godfrey Hewitt Memorial Scholarship (2019). Stefani is the Associate Organist of St. Basil’s Catholic Parish, the collegiate church of the University of Toronto’s St. Michael’s College. Committed to sharing the pipe organ’s music with diverse audiences, Stefani has given several solo recitals and is the vice-president of the RCCO Toronto Centre’s executive.
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