Meet the Team
Bronwyn is a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., where she earned a bachelor of music in vocal performance and conducting. For ten years she has directed the vocal ensembles at Mount Desert Island High School. For the past fifteen years she has been the director of the Bagaduce Chorale. She is sought-after as a vocal coach and voice class clinician. Every July 3rd she directs the Blue Hill Pops Singers for the Bagaduce Music Lending Library.
As a soloist, she performed Carmina Burana in 2002, and Haydn Little Organ Mass and Durufle Requiem in 2009 with the Mount Desert Summer Chorale. Ms. Kortge has performed extensively in oratorio, operetta and musical theatre for organizations in Hancock and Penobscot Counties, including Laurie in Oklahoma, Maria in The Sound of Music, Mabel in The Pirates in Penzance, Yum-Yum inThe Mikado, and Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore.
Guest Artist -- Piano
We are very excited to introduce and welcome Christina Spurling as our accompanist for the 2017/18 year.
A native of Islesford, ME, Christina began her career as a classroom music teacher and choir director in Amesbury, MA. She was a Longy Presidential Scholar at Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge where she recently earned a Master of Music degree in collaborative piano performance. She is both a piano scholar and a collaborative accompanist, having extensively worked with and coached chamber ensembles and soloists.
Christina now continues her career as performer, collaborator, entrepreneur and teacher in the vibrant area of Mount Desert Island where her musical aspirations were first nurtured as a young pianist. She is now the music director at the Somesville Union Meeting House UCC, a piano teacher at Ellsworth Community Music Institute and the PK-8 music teacher at the Cranberry Isles Schools.