Stephen Donnelly

Associate for Children's Music Education

Stephen Donnelly joined the Shadyside Presbyterian Church staff as Associate for Children’s Music Education in September 2013.

A native of Altoona, Pennsylvania, Stephen attended Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit where he acquired a B.S. in K-12 music education. Stephen is a full-time music and movement specialist in the Quaker Valley school district, where he teaches K-5 general music, choir, and drama, in addition to assisting with the high school marching band. A belief that students “learn by doing” keeps his music rehearsals very active and engaging – even in choir.

“I am very excited to be joining the music ministry of Shadyside Presbyterian Church,” says Stephen. “I look forward to sharing the joy of music-making with the children and helping them to become even better singers and musicians. I hope that you will enjoy seeing and hearing the children sing in church.”