Jerome Lenk began his musical studies on piano at the age of seven and on the organ at age nine. He holds the Master of Fine Arts degree in performance from The University of Iowa and the Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance with an organ minor from Central Methodist College, Fayette, Missouri. His principal teachers have included Thomas Yancey, John Ditto, John Simms and Delores Bruch. Mr. Lenk is currently Director of Music and Liturgy for Mission Dolores Basilica in San Francisco, having served as organist and assistant choir director since 1989. Mr. Lenk has performed organ concerts and conducted the outstanding Basilica Choir in the United States, Mexico and Italy. Additionally his extensive experience as a vocal coach and accompanist has included affiliations with the San Francisco Opera, Opera San Jose, Western Opera Theatre, the Bay Area Summer Opera Theatre Institute, San Jose Symphony, San Jose/Cleveland Ballet, San Jose State University Opera Workshop, and The University of Iowa. He has been privileged to accompany for such notables as Robert Shaw, Giorgio Tozzi, and Eugene Butler. Mr. Lenk is active as a recitalist and accompanist and maintains a private studio. He has a recording of organ music from the Basilica entitled, "A Dedicatory Recital." He has just conducted a soon to be released recording of the Basilica Choir featuring music of their recent tour to Mexico. He has made regular appearances with several Bay Area choruses, including the San Francisco Concert Chorale, the Valley Chorale Society, the San Jose Choral Project, and Masterworks Chorale of San Mateo. Mr. Lenk ís professional memberships included the American Guild of Organists, The National Association of Pastoral Musicians, and Phi Mu Alpha Music Fraternity.