Dr. G. Fredrick Guzasky (Grigory F. Gusevsky) is an adjunct professor at Bridgewater State University and had been an Affiliated Artist at MIT in Cambridge for ten years. As a recitalist, he has performed in New England and the Midwest, as well as Russia, Latvia, and England, receiving the Boston University Outstanding Performance Award and the EMACT Award in conducting. Highlights of more recent seasons include tours of Russia and Latvia, with engagements at the Cathedral of Riga, the Kapella Concert Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia, as well as teaching master classes at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Other venues have included performances at St. Paul's Cathedral, Holy Trinity Church in New York, the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Boston's Old North Church, and King's Chapel.
As a composer, he has to his credit several Masses, numerous choral anthems, including a series based on Russian Orthodox texts, and a number of instrumental works. Dr. Guzasky is also author of the Gregorian Chant Handbook, a mystery novel, Gradus Ad Parnassum for the Organist, and soon to be available is a collection entitled Rheinberger, the Master from Liechtenstein: Music for the Organ Student.
Dr. Guzasky has done extensive research on the organ works of Josef Rheinberger, and is a founding member of the Rheinberger Foundation. Guzasky's recordings include Comes Autumn Time, G. Fredrick Guzasky -- LIVE, and Isn't It Romantic.
He has taught at Millikin University, Eastern Illinois University, Boston University, the Clinton Fine Arts Center, and had served for several years as the director of The Boston Conservatory Satellite School in Cohasset, that has developed into The Music Academy - Conservatory Teaching in Your Community, where he maintains a studio of organ, piano, harpsichord, and cello students. At his current schools, he teaches piano, music theory, music history, Russian studies, and keyboard fundamentals.
Guzasky had also worked for Berghaus Organ Builders and the Schneider Orgelbau Werkstadt, where he had specialized in tuning and woodworking. He is also director of the Slava Chorale, a Boston based group of professional singers that performs Russian and Slavonic music.
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