Biography

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 Dr. Kevin Komisaruk. At the Faculty of Music, Stefani also works as a course instructor, having previously been a teaching assistant for music history, music appreciation and keyboard harmony courses. 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 liturgical music and is currently pursuing research pertaining to the organ’s role in the Roman Catholic Mass. She is also 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 committee.