Biography

 

A native of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Mark Himmelman started playing the organ at the young age of seven years, and by eight years of age had played his first church service. At age eleven Mark began studies in piano and organ under David Zwicker. His teachers have also included Allen Wayte, F. Alan Ressor and John Vandertuin. Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of Prince Edward Island and a Masters degree in Community Music from Wilfrid Laurier University.  Currently Organist and Director of Music at St. Matthew on-the-Plains Anglican Church in Burlington, Ontario, Mark has held several positions as organist in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Ontario. As a composer, Mark has over fifty works for organ, choir, brass and handbells to his credit which he publishes under his own label M.D.H. Music. As a concert artist, Mark has performed throughout Canada, United States and the United Kingdom. In 2006 he released his first cd entitled “Enigma”.