A native of Monkton, Maryland, Stephan Griffin is the director of music at historic Trinity Episcopal Church in Newport, Rhode Island and the artistic director of the Newport Community Youth Choir. He began his musical training studying piano with Virginia Reinecke and holds a Master's degree in Organ Performance from The University of Texas at Austin where his principal teachers were Drs. Gerre and Judith Hancock. An active organist and accompanist, Stephan has performed in recital throughout the US and worked with a variety of ensembles including the Dallas Wind Symphony, The University of Texas Men's Chorus, the Roger Williams University Chorus, and the Maryland State Boychoir, with appearances at the Kennedy Center, Strathmore Hall, and American Choral Directors Association conferences.
Equally at home as a singer, he earned a BMus in Vocal Performance from Boston University, where he studied voice with Susan Ormont and has done additional studies at the Royal College of Music in London with Stephen Roberts, John Blakely, and Stephen Varcoe. Stephan has been privileged to sing with ensembles including Texas Early Music Project, The Austin Baroque Orchestra (chorus master & baritone soloist), the Marsh Chapel Choir, and the Compline Choir of St. David's Church (Austin, TX). He is currently a member of Schola Cantorum of Boston and pursuing a DMA in Organ Performance at Boston University under Peter Sykes.
Stephan will be the featured organist in the Newport performance as well as rehearsal accompanist.