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 twenty-three years she has directed the vocal ensembles at Mount Desert Island High School. For the past twenty years she has been the director of the Bagaduce Chorale. She is sought-after as a vocal coach and as an audition and performance adjudicator and clinician.
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 studied at the Peabody Conservatory of Music of Johns Hopkins University, earning Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees in Organ Performance and studying choral conducting, piano, and harpsichord. He earned a Master of Divinity from the Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax, graduating with honors.
Douglas has been making music in public since the age of four, debuting as a singer with his mother as his piano accompanist. His early talent soon developed into keyboard artistry. Douglas is also a folk harpist. Performing has taken Douglas throughout the US, Canada, England, and Germany as a keyboard musician and choral conductor, including St. Thomas Church in New York, venues in Canterbury, Bristol, Oxford and London (UK), and Cologne, Germany. Over the years, he has served on numerous board positions with the American Guild of Organists and the Royal School of Church Music.
Douglas has served congregations in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC, Maine, and Nova Scotia in musical and clergy positions. He is the current rector of St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church, Blue Hill.