Stefani Bedin is a solo and collaborative performer, liturgical musician and teacher, based in her hometown of Toronto. Stefani is currently pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Toronto, where she recently 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 Dr. Kevin Komisaruk. Since the 2018-2019 school year, Stefani has been a music history teaching assistant at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music. Stefani is also an accomplished pianist and obtained an A.R.C.T. in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music in 2013. She is the recipient of several scholarships and awards including the Royal Canadian College of Organists’ John Goss Memorial Scholarship (2020), the Barrie Cabena Music Scholarship (2020), and the Godfrey Hewitt Memorial Scholarship (2019). In July 2018, she won first prize at the Biennial Osborne Organ Competition held at Canada’s Summer Institute of Church Music.
Stefani has a keen interest in sacred music and is currently 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 also an active executive board member of the R.C.C.O. Toronto Centre.