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Stephen Distad

Music Associate and Organist at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church & Nationally recognized organist and church musician.

Before coming to Houston, he served as Minister of Music at First Baptist Church in Charleston, SC, Director of Music at Christ United Methodist Church in Rochester, MN, and Organist at First United Methodist Church in Shreveport, LA. Stephen has performed in numerous notable and historical locations such as St. Thomas Episcopal in New York, St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, and Notre Dame in Paris. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Drake University, his Master’s from Baylor University, and post-graduate studies at the Eastman School of Music. Stephen also studied under Marie-Claire Alain at the Conservaoire de Rueill-Malmasison in Paris.

Mr. Distad is also known for his annual "Phantom of the Organ” concert, which includes elaborate multi-media effects and continues to draw large and diverse crowds after over 20 years. The event has been held in various locations around the United States.


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