Mr. Mark Hyczko,
Director of Music and Organist
Mark Hyczko joined St. Peter's Church in 2000. During his time here, he has sought to provide a successful and varied music program that combines the new and contemporary with the excellence of the high Anglican tradition. In addition to overseeing the various musical ensembles along with Jackie Jones, he chairs the committee for the Downtown Concert Series, which is now starting its fifth full concert season.
He also currently serves as conductor of the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra, a professional orchestra that he directs in several innovative concerts yearly in venues throughout the city. Previously, he served as principal conductor of the Pineda Lyric Opera Company, a non-profit opera outreach organization in central New Jersey. While there, he led productions of Dido and Aeneas and The Merry Widow. Previously, with The Little Opera Company of New Jersey, he conducted performances of Madama Butterfly and Die Fledermaus. Outside of the U.S, he led performances of I Pagliacci in Mercury Opera’s innovative 2008 production at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival in Alberta, Canada. In May of 2010, he served as the assistant conductor for New Jersey State Opera’s critically acclaimed production of Porgy and Bess.
As a pianist, he has collaborated with a number of singers in performance, appearing in recital throughout New Jersey, including events at Drew University and Kean University. He frequently collaborates with his wife, soprano Nadine Robinson, recently performing a benefit for The Discovery Orchestra. He has also appeared on NBC’s Today Show accompanying tenor Philip Alongi. In addition to performing, Mr. Hyczko is currently on faculty at Mason Gross School of the Arts - Rutgers University. In addition to being the Director of Music and Organist at St. Peter’s Church, he holds the position of Choir Director and Organist at Temple B’nai Or in Morristown, New Jersey.
Mr. Hyczko received his Master’s Degree in Piano from The Mannes College of Music, where he studied under Pavlina Dokovska. Additionally, he holds degrees in both Music and Chemistry from Rutgers University.