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Mark Stortvedt

Norfolk, Nebraska, United States | SELF

Norfolk, Nebraska, United States | SELF
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"Review of Mark Stortvedt's Debut CD: Journey Worship"

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MARK STORTVEDT:
AN ORDINARY MAN WITH AN EXTRAORDINARY MISSION
CD Release and Local Artist Concert.
April 16, 2010: Spiritual Journey Resources announces the debut album release of Nebraska artist, Mark Stortvedt, entitled, Journey Worship. Release date is April 30, with a celebration in Norfolk, Nebraska, coinciding with Internet Digital Distribution.
Mark is available for interviews and his album is available for review. Please contact at end if you are interested in a copy of the album or to interview the artist.
Mark Stortvedt's first album, Journey Worship, is a collection of songs that have themes relating to what we need to understand about ourselves and God to journey well. His work explores adult contemporary Christian themes and world music.
The album is produced by Australian Indie Icon, Artist and Producer, Gilli Moon of Warrior Girl Music, and engineered and engineered and mixed by Matt Thorne of MT Studios, in Burbank, California.
Songsalive! a worldwide organization devoted to supporting aspiring artists writes, Journey Worship, the CD by Mark Stortvedt, is an iconic album that calms the spirit. Songs weave and tell stories about the songwriter’s relationship with his spiritual calling bringing hope to those who listen. Mark is an eclectic writer whose work on Journey Worship covers, Rock, Jazz, Classical and Spanish and French World Music. Mark is a gifted composer that has the ability to write melodies in many genres that “stick with you”. His rich vocals, deep lyrics, use of harmony and love for rhythm make his music fun and inspiring at the same time.

Mark Stortvedt... Experience His healing
as you discover your destiny!
LIVE CELEBRATION: On Friday April 30th at Christ is King Community Church in Norfolk, NE., there will be the opportunity to hear two local artist’s and a band. The evening begins with Saviors Calling a local band that is made up of young gifted artists who have enjoyed using their talent to describe their faith and thoughts about life. Nathan Walter also will be sharing his original compositions for piano in the first half of the show and during intermission.
Free cheesecake and gourmet tea and coffee will be available at intermission and even though the concert is free you are asked to pick up tickets at one of the following local businesses to help assist the concert planners: The Abbey, Hastings Bookstore, Norfolk Family YMCA, US Bank and Elkhorn Valley Bank.
Along with the other area artists, Mark Stortvedt will be sharing original songs from his newly released debut album, Journey Worship. Mark said, “I wanted to take the opportunity use my CD Release Concert to share the wonderful talent that we have in the area.
Copies of Mark Stortvedt and Nathan Walters albums will also be available for purchase at the concert. The will doors for the CD Release and Local Artist Concert will open at 6:30 PM at the Christ is King Community Church at 715 Madison Avenue in Norfolk, NE.
ABOUT MARK STORTVEDT
Mark started composing music in grade school and by the time he graduated from high school had a string orchestra and two full orchestra works to his name. He also had composed several piano pieces by this time. Mark did his undergraduate work in Music Education at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln; majoring in voice and minoring in piano. He also played violin in the University Symphony Orchestra and got to play with the symphony when they were invited to be featured at the Ives/Schoenberg Festival at the Kennedy Fine Arts Center in Washington, D.C. He went on to teach Jr. High Music at Nathan Hale Jr. High School in Omaha, NE. This journey helped him see the need students had to understand their purpose and destiny in life.
Mark then accepted a call into the ministry at Christ is King Community Church, Norfolk, NE. Over the next two years Mark would be convinced more than ever that he needed to work with the whole family to see young people really change and thrive. This lead him to become the Pastor of Counseling in the same church and to start a ministry to the community of Norfolk called: Oasis Counseling International which has grown to cover a 22 county area with three offices across the northern part of Nebraska.
Mark Stortvedt...
In education during these years, Mark completed training in Lay Counseling, followed by a Masters in Clinical Pastoral Counseling and in 2007 a doctorate in Professional Pastoral Counseling. His dissertation showed promise and his dissertation committee recommended that he publish his dissertation in book form. "The Scriptures: A Mirror to the Soul" was published by Spiritual Journey Press in December of 2008.
Two years ago through the encouragement of his nephew, Benjamin Newburn, Mark began seriously recording songs he had written over the years that related to his personal journey.
Gilli Moon of Warrior Girl Music, also saw the value of Mark’s work and became the Producer of Mark’s debut album: Journey Worship.
Mark has over the last 20 years presented Spiritual Journey Seminars in Turkey, Mexico and Cuba and along with his wife Colleen presented Marriage and Family Seminars and Lay and Professional Counselor training Seminars in Romania, Turkey, Cuba, and Sweden.


A Common Man... A Phenomenal God...
A Message of Healing and Destiny
Journey Worship
Mark Stortvedt
www.markstortvedt.com
Genre: Christian Alternative


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Mark Stortvedt is available for interviews and his album is available for review.
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"Review of Journey Worship"

Experience His healing as you discover your destiny!
SONGSALIVE! Hollywood, CA, CD REVIEW
Journey Worship, the CD by Mark Stortvedt, is an iconic album that calms the spirit. Songs weave and tell stories about the songwriter’s relationship with his spiritual calling bringing hope to those who listen.

Mark is an eclectic writer whose work on Journey Worship covers, Rock, Jazz, Classical and Spanish and French World Music. Mark is a gifted composer that has the ability to write melodies in many genres that “stick with you”. His rich vocals, deep lyrics, use of harmony and love for rhythm make his music fun and inspiring at the same time.

Genre: Christian Alternative
Tracks
1. The Kingdom of God 6. Abundant Life
2. I Find You 7. Hole in My Heart
3. The Best Part of Your Day 8. Your Word
4. My Child 9. River of Life
5. I Choose to Rejoice 10. Fire of the Lord

Find Mark Stortvedt the Artist on his official website at: www.markstortvedt.com; also at www.tinyurl.com/markstortvedtfacebook; myspace.com/markstortvedt; twitter.com/markstortvedt; youtube.com/markstortvedt

Journey Worship was released on March 27, 2010 by:
Journey Resources, 1610 W. Norfolk Ave., Norfolk, NE. 68701 Phone: 402-992-2169
- Songsalive


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SONGSALIVE! Hollywood, CA, CD REVIEW
Journey Worship, the CD by Mark Stortvedt, is an iconic album that calms the spirit. Songs weave and tell stories about the songwriter’s relationship with his spiritual calling bringing hope to those who listen.

Mark is an eclectic writer whose work on Journey Worship covers, Rock, Jazz, Classical and Spanish and French World Music. Mark is a gifted composer that has the ability to write melodies in many genres that “stick with you”. His rich vocals, deep lyrics, use of harmony and love for rhythm make his music fun and inspiring at the same time.

Genre: Christian Alternative
Journey Wroship Tracks:
1. The Kingdom of God 6. Abundant Life
2. I Find You 7. Hole in My Heart
3. The Best Part of Your Day 8. Your Word
4. My Child 9. River of Life
5. I Choose to Rejoice 10. Fire of the Lord

CD's are available through CD Baby and digital copies through Itunes. Journey Worship is streamed on Napster. Track: I Find You and Your Word has received airtime on KNEN Radio, Soft Rock and KPNO Christian Radio in Norfolk, NE.

Find Mark Stortvedt the Artist on his official website at: www.markstortvedt.com; also at www.tinyurl.com/markstortvedtfacebook; myspace.com/markstortvedt; twitter.com/markstortvedt; youtube.com/markstortvedt

Journey Worship was released on March 27, 2010 by:
Journey Resources, 1610 W. Norfolk Ave., Norfolk, NE. 68701 Phone: 402-992-2169

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Mark Stortvedt, besides being an author, is an eclectic song writer and vocal/keyboard performer. Journey Worship Mark's debut album includes: jazz, rock, classical, and Carribean and French World Music. Mark has a passion to see his music be an inspiration to others to explore their spiritual journey. He believes understanding what God is doing through relationships and experiences opens to us the destiny we are created to fulfill, a destiny that is the dream of all dreams.

Mark Stortvedt started composing music at a young age and by the time he graduated from high school; he had several piano pieces, a string orchestra and two full orchestra works to his name. Mark did his undergraduate work in Music Education at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln where he majored in voice and minored in piano. He also played violin in the University Symphony Orchestra and played with the symphony when they were invited to be featured at the Ives/Schoenberg Festival at the Kennedy Fine Arts Center in Washington, D.C. He went on to teach Jr. High Music at Nathan Hale Jr. High School in Omaha, NE. This journey helped him see the need students had to understand their purpose and destiny in life.

Mark then accepted a call into the ministry at Christ is King Community Church, Norfolk, NE. Over the next two years Mark would be convinced more than ever that he needed to work with the whole family to see young people really change and thrive. This lead him to become the Pastor of Counseling in the same church and to start a ministry to the community of Norfolk called: Oasis Counseling International which has grown to cover a 22 county area with three offices across the northern part of Nebraska. Oasis Counseling International currently has a staff of 38 people and was chosen to receive an award by the Nebraska Chapter of Voices for Children. Oasis Counseling was the 2008 recipient in the Organization Category for the Making a Difference for Children Award. This award was for their entrepreneurial programs developed for Drug Affected Families, their Bilingual Spanish/English In-home and therapy services and their Faith-based Family to Family Mentoring Program for families in need called Befriend.

In education during these years, Mark completed training in Lay Counseling, followed by a Masters in Clinical Pastoral Counseling and in 2007 a doctorate in Professional Pastoral Counseling. His dissertation showed promise and his dissertation committee recommended that he publish his dissertation in book form. "The Scriptures: A Mirror to the Soul" was published by Spiritual Journey Press in December of 2008.

In recent years Oasis was chosen to be the lead agency in the starting of the Northeast Nebraska Drug Court for Adults and received a Federal Capacity Building grant for $250,000 a year for 3 years to start effective youth services in the Norfolk area along with its collaboration partners: The Norfolk Family YMCA, The Northeast Nebraska Child Advocacy Center and Norfolk Family Medicine. This began a new journey for Mark in working with faith-based and community based organizations to increase their capacity to provide these services.

Two years ago through the encouragement of his nephew, Benjamin Newburn, Mark began seriously recording songs he had written over the years that related to his personal journey. Gilli Moon and Matt Thorne of Los Angeles, CA, also saw the value of Marks work and became the Producer and Associate Producer of Marks debut album: Journey Worship.

Mark has over the last 20 years presented Spiritual Journey Seminars in Turkey, Mexico and Cuba and along with his wife Colleen presented Marriage and Family Seminars and Lay and Professional Counselor training Seminars in Romania, Turkey, Cuba, and Sweden.

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