Marcell Silva Steuernagel


Assistant Professor of Church Music and Director of the Master of Sacred Music Program




Marcell Silva Steuernagel is assistant professor of church music and director of the Master of Sacred Music program at Southern Methodist University. He holds a PhD in Church Music from Baylor University, an MA in Music Composition from Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), Brazil, and a BA in Conducting and Composition from the School of Music and Fine Arts of Paraná (EMBAP/PR), Brazil. 

He served as Minister of Worship, Arts and Communication at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Curitiba, Brazil, for more than a decade and is an internationally active composer and performer, having performed in both popular and concert environments in Brazil, North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. He has released pop-rock albums, premiered choral and orchestral compositions in churches and universities, and edited hymnals. Marcell writes at the intersection of church music, theology, musicology and performance theory, both in Portuguese and English. His most recent monograph is Church Music Through the Lens of Performance, published on Routledge’s Congregational Music Studies series (2021).

At Meadows, Silva Steuernagel teaches directed studies and thesis in composition.

Marcell Steuernagel