Mark D. Himmelman (b. 1978), a native of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Mark Himmelman began playing the organ at the young age of seven years and by age eight 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 performance from the University of Prince Edward Island. Subsequent studies in organ have included teachers such as Simon Preston, David Higgs, Sara Buldock, Neil Cockburn, William Porter and Oliver Latry. Mark has held several positions as organist in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Ontario and is currently Organist and Director of Music at St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waterloo, Ontario. As a composer Mark has over 50 compositions for organ, choir, handells, and brass to his credit which he publishes under his own label “M.D. H. Publications”. He was the 2014 – 2015 composer in residence for the Woodstock Fanshawe Singers of Woodstock, Ontario. As a recitalist, Mark has performed throughout Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. In 2006 he released his first compact disc entitled “Enigma”.