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.
Douglas joined the Bagaduce Chorale as accompanist in 2014. A Music professional since 1983, he freelances teaching voice, keyboard, piano and organ, coaching singers, accompanying and performing as well as working with churches of many denominations. In addition to music making in Maine, he has made music throughout the United States, Canada, England and Germany. In addition to his work with the Chorale, he is the Artistic Director of the Bangor Community Chorus and on the faculty of Ellsworth Community Music Institute. His music philosophy is that “the goal for music making is the gift that music brings into each life. The physical, mental and spiritual benefits of making music reach far deeper than any performance goal. Performance is a result of this process.” Douglas received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.