The San Clemente Choral Society has appointed composer and conductor Stephen Sturk as its new artistic director.
Sturk also is the director of music at St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church in Temecula and composer in residence at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in San Diego. He also is co-founder and director of Cappella Gloriana, San Diego’s professional chamber choir. In 2008, Sturk’s alma mater, North Central College in Illinois, awarded him its Fine Arts Medal. He also holds master’s degrees from San Diego State and North Dakota State universities.