October saw major change in the music ministry at St. Mark. Longtime organist Hildred Tornberg stepped down from her position as organist at St. Mark. Hildred will still direct the choir.
St, Mark is pleased to announce that member Clayton Heuer has assumed the position of organist. Clayton is the son of Don and Carolyn Heuer, members of St. Mark.
Clayton, has A Master of Music from Michigan State University. Notable performances include the American Guild of Organists, Bach Festival at Baldwin Wallace University, the Adriatic Chamber Music Festival in Bonefro Italy and The Park Music Festival in Park City Utah.
His principle teachers were:
Dr. Barbara MacGregor (organ), The University of Akron James Hawkins (organ), Willoughby Fine Arts
Dr. Walter Verdehr, Michigan State University
Alan Bodman, The University of Akron
Alvaro DeGranda, The Cleveland Orchestra
James Stern, The Cleveland Institute of Music
Linda Cerone, The Cleveland Institute of Music
St. Mark members have heard Clayton not only play the organ but have also heard him play the violin at many St. Mark services. Clayton is a professional violin maker.
We are truly blessed at St. Mark to have Clayton’s musical gifts help us Praise the Lord at. St. Mark
below is the audio of Clayton’s first postlude as organist at St. Mark