Jeanette Winsor studied piano with Clifford Herzer, Lois Rova Ozanich, and Shirley Harrison. She received a Bachelor of Music degree cum laude from Heidelberg College and a Master of Music degree in piano performance from Kent State University. She has occasionally coached with Thomas Schumacher. She teaches piano in her studio in Virginia Beach, music appreciation, theory and piano at Tidewater Community College, accompanies the Virginia Beach Chorale, and serves as an adjudicator for the National Guild of Piano Teachers.
She frequently appears as a soloist and lecturer. Lecture topics include Why Piano Teachers Should Practice, Music by Clementi for You and Your Students, How to Deal with the ADHD and LD Student in the Private Studio, and Music by Women Composers for You and Your Students. She is also the pianist for the Hardwick Chamber Ensemble.
Jeanette holds National and State Professional Teaching Certificates from MTNA and VMTA as well as certification through the American College of Musicians. Jeanette is listed in the 21st edition of Who's Who of American Women. She is the immediate past MTNA Southern Division Competitions Chair and past president of the Tidewater Music Teachers Forum and the Virginia Music Teachers Association. Her articles on piano pedagogy have been published by Piano Guild Notes. Recent performances include the College Music Society/NACUSA National Conference in Kansas City, MO, Salon Concert Series in Princeton, NJ, NACUSA concerts in Philadelphia, New York City and throughout Virginia, and soloist with the Virginia Beach Symphony.
THE MUSICAL LEADERSHIP OF THE VIRGINIA BEACH CHORALE
Dr. Don Krudop (www.donkrudop.com) is Associate Director of Choral Activities at Regent University. Prior to the position at Regent, he served as Chair of the Vocal Music Strand at the Visual & Performing Arts Academy at Salem High School from 2004-2019 and as the Salem High School Choral Director from 1989-2007. He retired from VBCPS in June of 2019, having taught in the system for 44 years. In addition, he is Director of Music Ministries at Heritage United Methodist Church, also in Virginia Beach. Don was Director of the Commodore Chorus (Barbershop Harmony Society) and the Greater Tidewater Chapter (Sweet Adelines International), and sang tenor in the Southern Division champion and International quarter-finalist barbershop quartet, Old Dominion Line. He has been honored to serve as guest conductor for All-Region, All-District, and All-County choirs throughout Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, and New Jersey.
Don holds the Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education, Master of Music in Conducting, and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia as well as the Master of Education in Administration degree from Regent. While at Shenandoah, he studied conducting with Grammy award winner Robert Shafer and past president of the American Choral Directors Association, David Stutzenberger. He completed additional post-graduate studies at Westminster Choir College and George Washington University, has sung under the direction of Aaron Copland and Weston Noble, worked with Eph Ely, Rodney Eichenberger & Jing Ling-Tam, and was a participant in Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir 6 and the late Robert Shaw’s Carnegie Hall Choral Workshop.
Don was named Virginia's "Music Educator of the Year" by the Virginia Music Educators Association and was Salem High School’s "Teacher of the Year.” He was a recipient of the Shenandoah University "Distinguished Alumni Award" for outstanding career achievement and was recognized by Coastal Virginia magazine as one of Hampton Roads “Ten Top Educators." He is a Past President of the Virginia Choral Directors Association and has served as the Virginia ACDA "Repertoire and Standards" chair for community choirs, as a choral representative on the editorial board of "VMEA Notes," and was a national chorus mentor for the National Association for Music Education. Don is well-known as a conductor, adjudicator, and clinician throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.