Irene Ator Bio


Irene Ator

Mrs. Ator has been accompanying the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir since she traveled to Shrewsbury, England with the FWCC in 1999. She feels extremely privileged to work with our talented singers and directors. She also helps maintain FWCC’s Music Library. 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 and continues to spend many Sundays on the bench subbing for her colleagues.  She has recently retired from forty years as the organ Instructor at IPFW, now PFW. She has served as organist with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic since 1981. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Indiana University, and she continued organ study with Russell Saunders at the Eastman School of Music in her hometown of Rochester, NY.  Mrs. Ator is the mother of three sons and two step daughters, grandma to five grandchildren, and has two great grandsons!

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