Meet the Board- Tony Strickler

This week’s featured board member is Tony Strickler. Tony has served on the board for 4 years, 3 as our Treasurer. By day he is the Vice President of Credit at Sweetwater and he has been there for 23 years. He also serves as treasurer on the Board of Director as...

Meet the Staff- Susie Peirce

This week’s featured staff member is Susie Peirce, Communication & Grants Manager. Susie has been with FWCC for 6 years. She was originally hired to fill a nine-month interim position and was invited to stay. We are glad she did! Susie grew up in Goshen,...

Meet the Board- Kathryn Lemish

Just like all non-profits, we have a board of directors who lead us in developing vision and ensuring we have the finances in place to continue offering valuable programs. We could not do what we do without their guidance and dedication. Meet Kathryn Lemish, Vice...

Meet the Staff- Phyllis Boester

Meet Phyllis, FWCC’s Lyric Choir Director. Phyllis grew up in Fort Wayne and attended North Side High School where she majored in music with a theater minor. She attended Ball State for a year to major in Music Education, but due to a family illness, she...

Choral Music Educator’s Workshop, October 10

Each fall, the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir hosts the Choral Music Educator’s Workshop for teachers from Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio. This program brings dozens of educators together to learn a variety of music education methods from well-known clinicians. The...

Alumni Update- Hope Swanson Smith

This week’s alumni update comes from Hope Swanson Smith. Hope was a member of FWCC from 2002 to 2009. Her mom is our Administrative Assistant and Financial Manager, so she spends a lot of time at big FWCC events as a volunteer. She loves that she still gets to...

Meet the Board- Carrie Minnich

Welcome to our newest feature, Meet the Board. We have been highlighting staff members and alumni, and now it’s time to introduce you to some of our behind-the-scenes volunteers who make it all happen. Just like all non-profits, we have a board of directors who...

2017 Tour Recap

Each summer, members of our older ensembles go on tour– every few years abroad, while remaining stateside in the years between. This summer, our Concert Choir attended NCSICA in North Carolina, and our Youth Chorale went to NYC. Both groups met in Washington,...

Meet the Staff- Pam Pierson

Meet Pam Pierson, Associate Artistic Director. Pam has been working on and off with FWCC since the mid-nineties conducting various choirs. Over the years, she has conducted the Lyric Choir, Treble Choir, Chorister Choir and the DeKalb County Community Choir. She...

Choralfest 2017 Recap

Whew! What a week! Over 250 singers enjoyed meeting their directors and new friends (or reconnecting for some of our returning singers), and a week full of singing, dancing, drama, and more at Choralfest 2017. Choralfest is our annual summer camp that kicks off our...