MSI Premiere Composer, Stephen Barker....

Lives in Kent, United Kingdom

Stephen is Organist and Choirmaster of St Stephen's Church Canterbury, UK, directing a mixed choir of nearly 40 members. Under his direction they have sung in Canterbury Cathedral, Europe, and broadcast on BBC Radio 2. He does a lot of work for the Royal School of Church Music, and is Education and Training Officer and Chief Examiner for the Canterbury Area. He is in demand to lead workships and conduct festivals, most recently the North-West Europe RSCM Choir Festival in Brussels.

Stephen is currently studying composition with Paul Patterson, working towards an MMus in Composition at Canterbury Christ Church University. He has recently been commissioned to write a large scale choral piece for the University's graduation ceremony to be premiered in Canterbury Cathedral in November 2005.

All this is in his spare time, as Stephen teaches Music and ICT at Gravesend Grammar School for Girls where he is responsible for the GCSE Composition course and 'A' level Composition, Compositional Skills, and Recital courses.