through collaborating at Liturgies and numerous recitals throughout Northern and Central Florida.
Mr. Barkoskie is currently pursuing his Master of Music degree in Composition with a second
concentration in Organ Performance at the University of Texas at Austin. He studies composition with
Donald Grantham and organ with Gerre Hancock, Organist and Master of Choristers emeritus at
Saint Thomas Church of New York. Other activities in the Austin area include singing in the UT Concert
Chorale, accompanying UT vocalists, teaching piano at Albertson Music School and serving as Organist
at St. James Episcopal Church in Taylor, Texas.
Barkoskie recently left his position as the Principal Organist at San Sebastian Catholic Church in
Saint Augustine, where he accompanied for two choirs, under the Direction of Sister Marie Therese
Evrard, SSJ, to study at UT. He has held positions as Organist at All Saints Episcopal Church in
Enterprise, Florida, Organist at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Mill Creek, Florida and
Organist and Choir Director at Saint Ambrose Catholic Church in Elkton, Florida. In April 2008, he was
invited to play a recital at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, with two other organists, for the Jacksonville
Chapter of the American Guild of Organists at their New Member Recital and in January of the following
year he played with other Jacksonville organists in Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times Union Center.
Barkoskie recently graduated, with honors, from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, where he
received a Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance as well as in Theory and Composition. He
studied organ and harpsichord with Boyd Jones, a graduate of Stetson and Yale Universities and he
studied composition with Sydney Hodkinson, a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the
University of Michigan. He has also studied composition with Manuel de Murga, piano with Michael
Rickman, collaborative piano with Kristie Born and has coached with Kenneth Griffiths and Juilliard staff
accompanist, Linda Mark.
While at Stetson, Barkoskie collaborated with the University Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic
Band, Concert Choir, Stetson Men, Choral Union, Jazz Band, Jazz Combos and numerous voice
students. Upon completion of his first year at Stetson he was named a 2004-2005 Outstanding
Freshmen in the School of Music. In the spring of 2007 he was accepted into the National Music Honor
Society, Pi Kappa Lambda and in the spring of 2009 his choral composition “Far in the distance the
majestic mountain sighs” received an Award of Excellence from the Stetson University Touchstone 2009