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William K. Trafka

William K. Trafka has been the Director of Music and Organist at St. Bartholomew’s Church since 1995. In that time he has conducted, as part of the Great Music Series at St. Bartholomew’s, the New York City premiere of Herbert Howells’ Hymnus Paradisi, Mozart’s Requiem, Brahms’ Requiem, Bach’s Magnificat, and an entire series of great Mass settings as part of St. Bartholomew’s annual Summer Festival of Sacred Music. He is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where he was a student of David Craighead and was awarded the Performer’s Certificate in organ performance. He has performed on recital series in New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, Cleveland, Los Angeles, and Chicago, as well as the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. In New York, he has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the American Symphony Orchestra, and the Fairfield Orchestra. He has also participated as a clinician at the 1996 National Convention of the American Guild of Organists and as a lecturer for the Westminster Choir College Summer Workshop. Mr. Trafka’s recording credits include several collaborations with the American Boychoir on the Angel and MusicMasters labels, and with the Brass of the English Chamber Orchestra on the RCA label.