Stephen P. Schank

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Stephen P. Schank is a composer, lyricist, and arranger. He serves on the committees of the new hymnbook and new children’s songbook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is a Church music manager selected to chair both committees.

Schank was a Seminary and Institute teacher in Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. He earned a bachelor’s degree in music history and literature from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, a Master of Music degree from Brigham Young University in choral conducting, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral and orchestral conducting from Arizona State University.

He has directed numerous Institute choirs in Las Vegas, Nevada, Tempe, Arizona, and Orem, Logan, and Salt Lake City, Utah, as well as university choirs at Brigham Young University and Arizona State University), and was an assistant chorusmaster for the Phoenix Symphony.

He coordinated and trained all of the Church's Institute of Religion choirs.

Schank and his wife, Lynn, have six children.