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GUEST DIRECTOR Fall 2018 - JOAN KROEHLER

Kroehler began her musical career in NJ after earning a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice and Organ from Westminster Choir College in Princeton. Although originally planning to become a professional soprano, after appearing as a soloist with the Philadelphia Singing City chorus and several church choirs, her path took the first of several dramatic changes. She accepted a music position at four Belleville schools and thus began the new direction for her life – teaching. 

                           After also holding positions in          PA and VT, she and her husband, David, with       their two children, relocated to ME in 1984.         Shortly afterward she obtained a Master of           Music degree from UM in Vocal                          performance. While the elementary music             teacher in SAD#22  for over 2 decades, she          conducted the Bangor Chorus, held church             organist/conductor positions, continued giving     recitals and performed as soloist with Surry          Opera and the UM Oratorio Society.

   

Currently, Mrs. Kroehler is the Organist/Parish     Musician at Trinity Episcopal Church in Castine and owner of LDH Benefits. Her strong desire is to foster the love of music and provide help to people planning to perform it. She looks forward to having that opportunity with Acadia Choral Society this season.   

GUEST ACCOMPANIST -  ROBIN ANN BARRON 

Robin is a member of both the American Guild of Organists and the American Choral Directors Association. She has rich experience in both piano and organ and currently serves as Organist and Music Director at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church.