Stephen Boda holds a Master of Music degree from Yale University and a diploma from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, where he studied organ performance with Thomas Murray and improvisation with Jeffrey Brillhart. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Stephen graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Toronto where he studied organ with John Tuttle. Stephen completed his studies in organ performance at McGill University with Hans Ola Ericsson in 2016. He is also a skilled pianist, having studied privately with Valerie Tryon.
Winner of the 2015 Royal Canadian College of Organists’ National Organ Competition, Stephen continues to perform in concert throughout Canada and the United States. He has collaborated as an accompanist with numerous choirs and ensembles in the Greater Toronto Area and as a performer with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
He is the winner of the 2016 Howard Fairclough Organ Competition hosted by the Hamilton RCCO and the 2014 Osborne Organ Competition hosted by the Summer Institute of Church Music. He is also the recipient of a number of awards, including the Godfrey Hewitt Memorial Scholarship, the Robert Baker Scholarship through Yale University, the Schulich Scholarship through McGill University and the Arthur Redsell Scholarship through the University of Toronto.
Stephen is currently the Principal Organist at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church and has held organist positions in Toronto at Grace Church on-the-Hill and St. Paul’s Bloor Street, St. John the Evangelist in Hamilton, Ontario, and Noroton Presbyterian Church in Darien, Connecticut.