Irene Ator Bio

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Irene Ator


Mrs. Ator has been accompanying the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir since she traveled to Shrewsbury, England with the FWCC in 1999. Now in her 17th season with the FWCC, she has traveled on many tours, and she feels extremely privileged to work with our talented singers and directors. Mrs. Ator is in demand as an accompanist and as a private piano and organ instructor. She spent twenty-five years in church music ministry.  Since the early 1980s, she has been organ instructor at IPFW and the organist and   harpsichordist with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, and further piano and organ study took place at the Eastman School of Music in her hometown of Rochester NY.  Mrs. Ator is married to Jim, a retired IPFW Music Professor.