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Mark Ferraguto

Mark Ferraguto: Organist

We are delighted to welcome FaithUCC’s new Organist! Mark Ferraguto comes to us from St. Peter’s United Church of Christ where he has been organist for several years. He is Assistant Professor of Music at Penn State, and his specialty there is musicology. His Bachelor of Arts is from Holy Cross, and he has Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Cornell. His scholarly work in musicology is very impressive. It includes an edited book entitled Music and Diplomacy and a current book project that deals with the music of Beethoven and how the music relates to pressures surrounding Beethoven at the time.

Of particular interest to our congregation is that he is an active performer both on the organ and the harpsichord. He has studied with an excellent set of teachers at Holy Cross and Cornell as well as in a conservatory in Strasbourg, France. He holds the Associateship Certicate of the American Guild of Organists, and he was awarded the AAGO prize for the highest overall score on the Guild’s Associateship examination.

Mark is married to Lisa Melanson, and they have a 2-year-old son, Owen.

We appreciate Mark's skills as an organist, and are truly grateful for his willingness to serve!