Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Victor Fields was an Adjunct Professor of Keyboard Studies at Mount Saint Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Maryland froom 2004-2014. In addition he is Music Director at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in York, PA, and Assistant Conductor and Accompanist for the Harrisburg Choral Society. He serves as Dean of the York Chapter, American Guild of Organists and is Treasurer and Publicity Officer for Music Teachers National Association, York Chapter. He most recently developed an innovative organ scholarship program "Keys for KIDS" for the American Guild of Organists to include used practice organs for children.
Mr. Fields holds undergraduate and graduate music degrees from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, The Peabody Conservatory of Music and the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. As a doctoral student, he was the recipient of the Strader organ prize from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. As a graduate student, he received the Hines organ prize from the Peabody Conservatory of Music. He has won organ scholarships from the Harrisburg and Baltimore Chapters of the American Guild of Organists and was a finalist in Region III of the American Guild of Organists National Organ Playing Competition.
Mr. Fields began his church music career as chorister at the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, York and St. Stephen's Episcopal Cathedral, Harrisburg, PA. He has served as a church musician for Episcopal, Lutheran, Presbyterian, and United Church of Christ denominations. He was a member of the Episcopal Diocesan Music Commissions of Central Pennsylvania and Maryland. He has premiered choral and organ music of Andrew Worton-Steward and Charles Callahan and has been a featured guest artist on Harrisburg public radio "Desert Island Discs". His biography is listed in 2007 Marquis "Who's Who in America".