Meet the Director Connie Gunterman
Connie Gunterman moved to Sisters in 2007. She is thrilled to take on the role as director of the Sisters High Desert Chorale. She was born in Kentucky to a musical family. At age 15 she became the student director for her high school choir and pep band. She attended the University of Kentucky majoring in Music. In her Junior year, she was elected student conductor of the University Chorus. She married a career Air Force officer and began a life of new adventure. At each move, she found community choruses that allowed her to continue singing and directing. Over the next 20 years she was the choral director for groups in Cheyenne Wyoming, Vandenberg California, and the University of Dayton. Overseas she was music director in Olveston England and Pusan South Korea. After returning from Korea, she took a much needed break, but missed the fun. At Sisters, she found a community that attracted and supported people who expressed themselves with art and a wonderful community choir.
Connie would like to see the choral tradition continue in Sisters. “Choral music is a magnificent experience. Think of the model – you have a group of individuals with diverse backgrounds, talents and skills who devote their time to create a single outcome that is enjoyed by their community. It feeds the body and soul of both the singer and the listener. That’s what makes it so enticing. I’d like to see chorale grow for the future, especially for high schoolers so they can have the experience I was afforded at that age.”
Connie will be conducting her first concert for the Spring with the Sisters High Desert Chorale. The Chorale will begin rehearsals for the Spring on March 20th at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration (Brooks Camp and Hwy 242). The Chorale meets each Monday evening from 6:30 to 8:30. You may hear the selections being considered for Spring on the Sisters High Desert Chorale website. All singers of all skill levels are invited to sing with us. Please come join us and keep Sisters singing.