Father Stephen Peter Concordia, O.S.B., of Westwood, Massachusetts, has a bachelor of music degree in piano performance from New England Conservatory, Boston, where he also earned a master of music in theoretical studies. He studied organ and Gregorian chant at the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music, Rome, receiving the licentiate and magistero/diploma in organ, and the licentiate and magistero/diploma in Gregorian chant. He is a graduate of the Pontifical Atheneum of Sant’ Anselmo, Rome, where he earned a baccalaureate in philosophy and a baccalaureate in theology.
After making vows at Montecassino Abbey, Italy, he transferred his vows to Saint Vincent Archabbey. His roles at Saint Vincent have also included serving as named director of the Saint Vincent Camerata; director of the Saint Vincent College choir; and assistant professor of music at Saint Vincent College. He has been a visiting professor and coordinator of sacred music at Franciscan University of Steubenville, and has done research and translation work on Gregorian chant. He has also taught part-time in Pittsburgh for the Saint Gregory Institute of Sacred Music. At the Archabbey, at various times, he has served as assistant organist; assistant director of monastery music; monastery choirmaster; schola director and co-schola director.
His CDs include A Blessed Day Has Dawned.