Summer Vocal Institute
Monday, July 26, 2021
Bethel Lutheran Church, Hud., WI
Stephen Swanson (SVI)
Steve Swanson is a pianist based in St. Paul. He is an active freelancer, frequently collaborating with choirs, vocalists, and instrumentalists throughout the Twin Cities. He has accompanied many choirs, including The Singers, VocalPoint, One Voice, Singers in Accord, Chorus Polaris, and the MMEA All-State Choirs, as well as numerous high-school and college choirs throughout the metro area. Steve has premiered works by Jocelyn Hagen and Joshua Shank and recorded his first album of art song, Songs from the Heart with soprano Melissa Holm-Johansen, in 2020. In addition to his freelance work, he holds a position at Central Presbyterian Church. Steve graduated from Concordia College in 2004, and he obtained a Master's degree in collaborative piano performance from the University of Minnesota in 2010.