Choral Director-Betsy Flanagan
Flanagan obtained her Bachelor’s in Music Education (summa cum
laude), Kindergarten thru 12th
Grade, from Illinois State University in 1981.
She also has a Master’s degree from
Illinois State University in Choral Conducting and Vocal
Performance, and has completed her Doctoral coursework in Choral
Conducting/Opera from the University of Illinois in Champaign,
Urbana where she was appointed an Academic Fellowship.
well as conducting choirs at Illinois State University and
University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, Betsy has acted as
clinician for women’s and mixed choirs across the United States.
While on staff at Illinois State
University, Betsy was the vocal musical director for
Showboat where she
directed William Warfield singing “Ol’ Man River.” Betsy has
performed in many venues such as the Peoria Civic Opera and the
Illinois Shakespeare Festival Singers, and was the Music Director of
the St. Louis Theatre Group.
is currently the director of
for families with children ages Newborn – 7,
Artistry private lessons for ages 8
– adult, and Parenting Consulting services.
She is one of 5 educators worldwide who
are members of Kindermusik International’s Speakers Bureau,
travelling internationally to help teach early-childhood educators.
She feels very blessed to be the Adult
Choir director at First Presbyterian church, and she and Larry
enjoy being a part of the First Presbyterian Church family along
with their son Matthew, his wife Melissa, and their two
grandchildren Sami and Drew.
She presently also functions as choir director for the Waunakee
Touring Choir that will tour Germany June 13th to 26th,
2013,starting their tour with a concert at the Cathedral at Cologne
and ending with a concert at the chapel in Salzburg, Austria where
the Sound of Music was filmed. Their previous overseas tour was to
Ireland 4 years ago.
Steinweg has directed adult, children’s and teen choirs in local
churches and in the homeschool community for thirty-five years. She
teaches students of all ages in her private music studio. She’s a
worship leader, composer and arranger, and a writer. Robin has
attended classes with John F. Wilson of Hope Publishing, composer
Bob Burroughs, and Ronald Denison of Moody Bible Institute. She
studied voice under Rolliana Scheckler of Madison, Wisconsin. Robin
has been an adjudicator of music competitions for various
organizations for thirty years.
Robin began entertaining professionally as a child, and continued as
an adult. She took parts in musical theater productions (on stage
and in the orchestra), did a single and a duo in supper clubs, soloed
with various big bands, and fronted a family dance band. She sang
with the twelve-member Holiday Chorale and for nearly twenty years
sang with, accompanied and arranged for The Fourth Part vocal trio.
Robin is blessed with two church families presently: she directs the
Chancel Choir at Concordia UMC in Prairie du Sac, and is part of the
worship team at Bethesda Christian Fellowship in Madison along with
her husband and sons. She directs The Singing Men as needed.
has been singing since the age of 3 when she first learned “Jesus
Loves Me” at vacation bible school at a church in Ridgewood, New
love of music has given her much joy throughout the years, singing
in high school, college, and church choirs.
For six years she directed the Primary Singers at Lake Edge
United Church of Christ in Madison, WI.
Presently she directs the Men’s Choir at First
Presbyterian Church (FPC) in Waunakee, WI, as well as The Singing
Men as needed.
has been a Special Education Teacher for over thirty years.
a Bachelor of Science (Cum Laude) from the University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Masters’ degree from the University of
Wisconsin-Whitewater both in the area of Special Education.
She is currently a Special Education
Teacher at La Follette High School in Madison, WI.
Liz and her
family have enjoyed many wonderful spiritual/music experiences at
She sings in the Adult Choir, plays with
and is the music librarian for Joyful Noise (Instrumental Ensemble)
and has served as a Deacon.
She has been blessed to perform with her
family band - husband Mark (vocals & guitar), son Ian (bass guitar)
and son Garrett (drums).
She is grateful for all of the music
that has both touched and enriched her life.
Associate Accompanist-Shelly Pare
Associate Accompanist-Rhea Lind
Associate Accompanist-Cindy Sandberg
Associate Accompanist-Kara Lauher