Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Victor Fields is Adjunct Professor of Keyboard Studies at Mount Saint Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, Maryland. In addition, he is the Assistant Music Director and Staff Accompanist for the Harrisburg Choral Society, Artistic Director of the Central PA Womyn's Chorus, Organist at First United Methodist Church, Hanover, PA and Organist and Pianist for Temple Beth Israel in York, PA. He is serving his third term as Dean of the York Chapter, American Guild Organists.
Fields received his undergraduate and graduate music degrees from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, The Peabody Conservatory of Music and the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. He was a recipient of the John Strader organ prize from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory and the Frank Hines organ prize from the Peabody Conservatory. In addition, he has won scholarships from the Harrisburg and Baltimore Chapters of the American Guild of Organists and was a finalist in the Mid-Atlantic region, American Guild of Organists National Organ Playing Competition.
His organ recital engagements include performances at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Fifth Avenue in New York and numerous recitals at Washington National Cathedral. Other venues include St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, Washington, D.C. repeat engagements at Longwood Gardens and Bruton Parish Church, Colonial Williamsburg, the Allen Organ Co. International Headquarters, Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego and the Chautauqua series in Mt. Gretna, PA.
He has performed as an organ and piano accompanist with choirs and as a soloist in England, France, Spain, Hungary and Yugoslavia and with the Cincinnati International Festival Chorus, the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati and choral ensembles and orchestras throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Mid-Western Regions. From 1998-2003 has was the Associate Conductor and Accompanist for the York Oratorio Society. From 1995-2000, he was Artistic Director of the York Symphony Chamber Singers. He has premiered music of British and American composers Andrew Worton-Steward and Charles Callahan and was a featured guest artist on “Desert Island Discs” with Ellen Hughes on WITF-FM Harrisburg public radio. His biography is included in the 2007 Marquis’ edition of Who's Who in America®.