Back to Top

Join the Arrowhead Chorale for the 2022-2023 Season by audition in August. Auditions are open for all voice parts.

When: August 23, 5:30-7:30 pm & August 30, 5:30-7:30 pm
Where: First Lutheran Church in Duluth  

Email for more information or to schedule an audition. 


To engage and inspire singers and audiences through high-quality performances of diverse, distinctive choral music and unique education opportunities in Northern Minnesota, Wisconsin, and surrounding communities.



The Arrowhead Chorale is an auditioned symphonic choir led by Artistic Director Dr. Matthew Faerber. Originally formed by Paul Fletcher in the mid-1980s, the vocal ensemble engaged Dr. Stanley Wold as the first Artistic Director in the 1990s. Dr. Faerber joined the Chorale as Artistic Director beginning with the 2018-2019 season. The Arrowhead Chorale is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a working Board of Directors comprised of community leaders and musicians who support the arts in Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Chorale and its mission are financially supported by a wide variety of organizations and individuals.

Chorale repertoire spans five centuries of western music tradition, from Medieval to world premiers – sacred and secular, folksong and art song, opera chorus and jazz – as well as music traditions from across the world. Arrowhead Chorale concerts often highlight local soloists, instrumentalists and performing groups. Education opportunities presented by the Chorale feature subject-matter experts, composers, musicians, and topics related to the current concert series.

The singers of the Chorale represent an extensive range of professions, and many have advanced musical degrees and collegiate-level choral singing experience. Auditioning singers perform solo music, complete rhythm- and pitch-reading tests, and demonstrate varied vocal timbres and techniques.


The Chorale

Matthew FaerberArtistic Director
Matthew Faerber

Dr. Matthew Faerber joined the Arrowhead Chorale as Artistic Director beginning with the 2018-2019 season. He has received advanced degrees in music from the University of Iowa and Brigham Young University. As a conductor, Dr. Faerber has led choirs in concerts on four continents, including Vienna, Rome, Rio de Janeiro, and a joint orchestra-choral performance of Mozart’s Coronation Mass in Tianjin, China with the acclaimed Nankai University Choir. He has conducted festivals and clinics in California, Iowa, Minnesota, New York, and Wisconsin.

As a pianist, solo credits include first prize in the Utah Music Teachers Association Collegiate Auditions and solo and concerto performances on the Temple Square Concert Series. Dr. Faerber has coached and/or collaborated with numerous faculty and graduate student vocalists and instrumentalists over the years.

His principle conducting teachers include Ronald Staheli, Mack Wilberg, and William Hatcher. He has studied piano with Gladys Gladstone, Jeffrey Shumway, and Lennox Larsen, and received masterclass instruction from Jorge Bolet and Andre Michel-Schub. Dr. Faerber is currently active as a collaborative pianist and vocal

Jerry KaldorAssistant Director
Jerry Kaldor

A Two Harbors native, Jerry Kaldor had great experiences singing in school and church choirs when he was young. He majored in music at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, singing in both the University Singers and the Elizabethan Singers. Jerry taught elementary music at Hermantown from 1988 to 2020. In 1992 he founded and directed what became the Lake Superior Youth Chorus and served as Artistic Director for ten years. For the past twenty-five years he has served in worship ministry with the Vineyard Church. For several years he directed choirs at the College of St. Scholastica. Singing in Arrowhead Chorale has been a wonderful experience, and Kaldor is thankful for the opportunity to sing great music with and for others.

Stanley WoldArtistic Director Emeritus
Stanley Wold

Dr. Stanley R. Wold led the Chorale from the 1990s through the 2016-2017 season. He recently retired from his position as Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where he taught choral conducting and vocal music education from 1984 to 2017. He has earned degrees from Concordia College (Moorhead), the University of Southern California (Los Angeles), and the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. At UMD, he directed the University Singers and the Chamber Singers, taught voice and vocal music education, and was chair of the vocal area.

In spring of 2011 he was awarded UMD’s Albert Tezla Teacher/Scholar Award. Under Wold’s direction, University Singers and Chamber Singers have maintained an active national and international performance schedule: Austria & Germany (1994), Kenya & Tanzania (1997-98), state and regional conventions of the American Choral Directors Association and Music Educators National Conference (1995-2009), Costa Rica (2003), the Netherlands & Paris (2005), Turkey(2007), and the former East Germany (Dresden, Leipzig, Berlin; 2010). University Singers performed again for the Minnesota ACDA convention in 2016 season, when UMD hosted the conference for the first time.

Five collaborations between the UMD choral/instrumental areas and Arrowhead Chorale have been conducted by Wold: Duruflé Requiem (2000), Bach Mass in B-Minor (2004), Mozart Grand Mass in C-Minor (2006), Bach St. John Passion (2011); and Bach Mass in B-Minor (2017). Performance sites for these masterworks have included Basilica of St. Mary (Minneapolis), the cathedrals of both Duluth and Superior, First Lutheran Church (Duluth), and Weber Music Hall, UMD.

Dr. Wold has studied and/or conducted choral music in Hungary, Russia, four Scandinavian countries, and Venezuela. In his seventeenth year as Artistic Director and Conductor of Arrowhead Chorale, Dr. Wold was also Chorusmaster for the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra (1991-99). He taught secondary vocal music in Minnesota and Iowa public schools for six years. His experience includes significant community and church music activities. Presently Senior Choir Director at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Duluth, he is also an active adjudicator and clinician for the Minnesota State High School League and the Wisconsin School Music Association.

Lexy LandAccompanist
David Packa

David Packa has been an active member of the arts and music community in the Twin Ports for many years. He received his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Superior, studying under Dr. Beth Gilbert. David has been an accompanist for the Lyric Opera of the North, the UW-Superior choirs, the UM-Duluth University Singers, and the Lake Superior Youth Chorus, as well as countless university and high school students. As a soloist, David has been featured with the Duluth Superior Youth Symphony, the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra as winner of the DSSO Young Artist Competition, the UW-Superior Orchestra, and the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra. More recently, David accepted the position of Worship Director at Bayside Baptist Church and has enjoyed using his musical skills to invest in the local church. David loves being part of the community in the Twins Ports and lives in Superior, Wisconsin with his wife Taryn. 

Brad AndersonBrad Anderson

Brad Anderson has a deep appreciation for small choirs, first developed while attending the University of Minnesota, as Anderson sang in the Chamber choir under the direction of Thomas Lancaster. After college, he performed with select small choirs in the Twin Cities area. Anderson moved to Duluth in 2003 and said that the Arrowhead Chorale continued to fulfill his passion for smaller, intimate choirs that produce quality performances, bringing words and music together to communicate in a way that words alone cannot.

Gayle AnkarloGayle Ankarlo

For as long as she can remember, Gayle Ankarlo has wanted to sing.  Her mother even had a rule about no singing at the table because of her.  When she was young, Gayle used to sit next to her mother on the piano bench, singing hymns as she played.  This continued throughout her school years.  Gayle received a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from the College of Saint Scholastica and taught 7-12 music in Wisconsin and Duluth (including Duluth Marshall) for several years.  After teaching, she sold coffee for 20 years before switching gears to real estate, which she has enjoyed for the last 13 years – through it all, she has been involved with music; singing, playing, and directing at church, weddings, and other events.  Gayle began singing with the Arrowhead Chorale at its inception, under the direction of Paul Fletcher.  She loves to sing and can’t think of a better way to spend her time (unless it’s with her family).

Rachel BartellRachel Bartell

Rachel Bartell holds a Bachelor of Science in Music from UW-Superior, where she studied clarinet, voice, and piano. She is a member of the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra Chorus, has performed with the Lyric Opera of the North chorus, and sings in the choir at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Esko, MN. Rachel credits her parents for instilling in her a lifelong passion for music; growing up, there was always music playing somewhere in the house - from sacred to secular, classic rock to classical.  Rachel is so thankful for the opportunity to work with this exceptional group of musicians!

Audrey BeyerAudrey Beyer

Audrey has always had a passion for singing. From a young age she involved herself in various ensembles while attending high school in Willow River, Minnesota. This passion drew her to the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley, Minnesota. Here, she studied music theory, improvisation, and collaboration. After graduating, Audrey studied and performed at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Her roles included Marcellina in The Marriage of Figaro, Miss Jessel in Turn of the Screw, and various opera scenes and choruses. After graduating from UMD, Audrey joined the Arrowhead Chorale during the 2019-2020 season. She later joined the Arrowhead Chorale Board in 2021. Aside from her work at the Arrowhead Chorale, she also sings at the Lyric Opera of the North (LOON) and the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra Chorus (DSSO). Audrey currently lives in Duluth, Minnesota and works as the Development Assistant for the DSSO.

Sam BlackSam Black

Sam Black has been a part-time English and literature teacher since 1969, and a music director/organist/pianist for a variety of churches in Oklahoma, Illinois, Kentucky, and Minnesota. He and Kathy moved to the northshore (up from Oklahoma City) in the summer of 1995, and settled in the center of Duluth in the fall of 2002. He is mostly known as a choral director, a pianist who is excited about chamber music, and a writer who likes to review the local arts as he travels around the region and the USA. He has been connected with Arrowhead Chorale, as singer, pianist, and organist, off and on since the fall of 1996. Since the summer of 2004 he has been the Music Director and Custodial Engineer at Duluth Congregational Church.

Brock BortnemBrock Brotnem

Malia BortnemMalia Brotnem

Elsa CalhoonElsa Sjolie Calhoon

Growing up in a home that appreciated music, Elsa began singing as a toddler sitting beside her mother at the piano. She sang in choirs at St. Olaf College, the College of St. Benedict/St John’s University and the University of Wisconsin-Superior, studying voice both as a student and as an adult. Holding degrees from St. Olaf College, Hamline University School of Law and UW-Superior, Elsa is an original member of the Arrowhead Chorale, returning this season. She also currently sings in the DSSO Chorus.

Rob CalhoonRob Calhoon


Brent ChouanardBrent Chouanard

Brent Chouanard, a St. Peter, Minnesota native, has immersed himself in different aspects of music from an early age. His singing career followed him through grade school and into college where he sang in the Choir of Christ Chapel and the Gustavus Choir at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. During his time with the college choirs, he toured around the United States and parts of western Europe singing in historic sanctuaries including Notre Dame, St. Paul's Cathedral, and the Madeleine. After graduating from college, he joined Musicorum, a chamber choir based in Mankato, Minnesota, and sang for one year before moving out west to pursue his master's degree at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. Post graduation, he moved to Duluth in 2018 and began singing with the chorale in January of 2019. Chouanard works at Hermantown Elementary School and Great Lakes Aquarium. He loves living in Duluth and having the opportunity to share music with the larger community.

Karen Earley

Jeffrey FloryJeffrey Flory

Jeffrey Flory was heavily involved in music as a child, performing in choirs, orchestra, and musical theater. He sought to identify his passion in school, studying music education at Drake University in Des Moines, IA and environmental science. While pursuing a career in environmental science, his varied schedule kept him from joining choir and theater productions. He greatly missed performing, and finally found time to sing with Coro! Sonomento; was a tenor section leader at St. Olaf Catholic Church in Minneapolis and sang in VocalPoint. Work brought him to Duluth in 2014, and he fulfilled his need to sing in the Arrowhead Chorale. Flory said he is so thankful for the camaraderie that he has found with this group.

Hilary GodardHilary Godard

To Hilary Godard, singing with Arrowhead Chorale combines interesting repertoire with a high quality musical environment that helps make him a better musician. Godard is a retired glass maker with a PhD in ceramic engineering who came to choral singing relatively late. He has performed with multiple groups include Coming (NY) Philharmonic Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, Westmoreland (PA) Choral Society, Mansfield (PA) University Festival Chorus, Cantata Singers of Elmira (NY) and the Wellsboro (PA) Men’s Chorus. In Duluth, he sings with DSSO, Echoes of Peace, UUCD and Arrowhead Chorale and studies voice with Dr. Matthew Faerber.

David GreenbergDavid Greenberg


Catherine GrimmCatherine Grimm

Catherine Grimm graduated from Southwest MN State University with a degree in vocal performance and music education and sang for three seasons with the Great River Chorale in St. Cloud, MN under the direction of Mary Kay Geston. She currently is a Graduate Assistant at University of Minnesota Duluth pursuing her Master’s Degree in Music Education.

Mandy HaggenMandy Haggen

Mandy began doing music with her family at a young age. She began singing with her 3 sisters for events and eventually her family created a family band that would play around the state, most often heard at the Forest City Stockade. She received an instrumental music ed degree in 2015 and went on to get a master's in French Horn performance from Montclair State University. She stayed in New Jersey as a teacher and performer until the pandemic hit and moved back home to Minnesota. After taking a 10 year break from singing to focus on horn, she is excited to be back at it with the Arrowhead Chorale.

Katheryn HammKatheryn Hamm

Bob HessBob Hess

Bob Hess joined the Arrowhead Chorale in 2017. In high school, Bob sang in the A’Cappella Choir under the direction of Robert Mix at Duluth East High School. Bob also sang with Dr. Stanley Wold's University Singers at UMD in 1983-1984. Over the years, Bob has sung in his church choir as well as currently singing in a Men's Chorus group, consisting of up to 15 men, at Lakeview Covenant Church, where the group performs mostly a cappella traditional/hymn selections.

Dan HoffmanDan Hoffman

Dan Hoffman has been involved in music for as long as he can remember. In addition to singing with the Arrowhead Chorale, he is also an active member in the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and has sung with Lyric Opera Of the North, the Playhouse Theater, and other smaller production companies in the past.

Jan IhrkeJan Ihrke

Jan Ihrke has been involved in music since grade school, playing piano and clarinet. Jan holds a degree in Music Education (K-12) from the University of Minnesota – Duluth, and taught in public and parochial schools, as well as private piano and instrumental lessons, for over 30 years, and recently retired from the USPS after 20 years. She sang for four years with UMD University Singers under Vernon Opheim, played with Twin Ports Wind Ensemble for several years under Timothy Mahr, and has been involved in music at church, singing in choir and ensembles, playing piano, clarinet and hand bells.  Music has always been a part of Jan’s life, and she is looking forward to this next chapter with the Arrowhead Chorale.

Danielle KannenbergDanielle Kannenberg

A native of Wausau, WI, Danielle Kannenberg attended Wausau West High School and was actively involved in her high school choir and theatre programs. She attended UW-Marathon County where she began her musical studies. While at UWMC she studied voice and was a member of the Concert Choir and Jazz Ensemble. She moved to Superior to continue her education at UW-Superior. At UWS, Danielle studied voice and was a part of the A Capella and Chamber Choir as well as the Opera Workshop. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Music. Danielle enjoys being a member of the Arrowhead Chorale and singing with such a wonderful group of musicians.

Karly KarpKarly Karp

Born and raised in Duluth, Karly Karp attributes her love for music to her parents who always have encouraged her singing. While at Duluth East High School she sang in both A Capella Choir and Choralaires, which solidified her desire to pursue music in college. While at Waldorf University, Karly was an active member of the Fine Arts Department, singing in many vocal ensembles, several musicals, and countless voice recitals. Post-collegiately, Karly has continued her singing with Bel Canto Cedar Valley, The Rittenhouse Singers, DSSO Chorus, LOON Opera Chorus and is especially excited to embark on her first full season as a member of the Arrowhead Chorale.

Jane KilloughJane Killough

Singing has always been the creative outlet for Jane Killough, as she performed in church community groups, at Carnegie Hall, or in the shower! Killough graduated from Carleton College with a major in biology, and studied voice and singing during her time there. She joined Arrowhead Chorale during our first season in 1988 and has sung with us every season since. Killough said she keeps singing because it keeps her sane, so it is no surprise that one of her favorites is “How Can I Keep from Singing?"!

George KilloughGeorge Killough

George Killough is a retired English professor who used to make his poetry students sing. He sang in a choir as an undergraduate at the College of Wooster in Ohio and has been singing in church choirs ever since.

Alisa KiprofAlisa Kiprof

The Arrowhead Chorale is fortunate to have Alisa Kiprof on her 18th season with our group! She began singing as a church soloist as a very young child, and participated in numerous competitions. At school, she sang in the Mixed Choir, Concert Choir, Women’s Choir and Madrigal Singers. Kiprof was the only member of her high school to sing with the Beloit College Masterworks Chorus. Her musical career continued in college as a member of the  University of Wisconsin-Madison Chamber Singers with Dr. Scott MacPherson and the UW Choral Union with the late Dr. Robert Fountain. In Duluth, Kiprof has sung with a women’s barbershop chorus, a mixed barbershop quartet and the DSSO Chorus. She is also the director of her church choir at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Duluth.

Paul KiprofPaul Kiprof

Paul Kiprof began singing in church choir during his high school and college years in Germany. After moving to the United States, he sang at UW-Madison in the UW Chamber Singers. He sang with the Duluth Harbormasters Barbershop Chorus for several years after moving to Duluth. Kiprof is a member of the St. George Serbian Orthodox Church Choir in Duluth. He has sung tenor and bass with the Arrowhead Chorale for the better part of 18 years!

Mark KnutsonMark Knutson

I have sung in wonderful church choirs and small groups for many years and to be able now to also sing with the extraordinary singers and directors of the Arrowhead Chorale is a dream come true. Choral music can lift me up and transport me in ways that nothing else does. Levitation is real.

Lisa Larson 

Dan MakiDan Maki

Dan Maki has been a member of the Arrowhead Chorale since 2018.

Rachel Mason

Lucas MastersonLucas Masterson

Susan MastersonSusan Masterson

Susan Masterson’s singing career began in high school as she performed in several renowned musicals and sang the lead role in Amahl and the Night Visitors. Masterson continued to sing in various groups while in college and after college, she became involved with local community choirs and church groups. In addition to performing with the Arrowhead Chorale for the past four seasons, Masterson has performed at the Big Top Chautauqua and continues to perform in both musical and theatrical performances at Stagenorth in Washburn, WI.

Aine MillerAine Miller

Jake OlsonJake Olson

Growing up in New Richmond, WI, Jake Olson was active in school and church choirs. His love of music and performance started early with involvement in a local children's and community theatre company. He has a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota Duluth, where he was a member of University Singers and Chamber Singers, and participated in two international tours with University Singers (Costa Rica, 2003; France/Netherlands, 2005). He has sung with Arrowhead Chorale as well as the DSSO Chorus. In 2006 he was given the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall with Arrowhead Chorale. Jake recently returned to Superior, and is thrilled to be singing with the Arrowhead Chorale again after a seven year hiatus.

James OlsonJames Olson

Gary OlsonGary Olson

Gary Olson’s love of choral music started early in the youth choir at Edina Covenant Church and continued into high school at Minnehaha Academy with director Harry Opel. He continued singing in the Twin Cities in church choirs and worship bands as well as with the Minnesota Chorale. After moving with his family to Duluth in 1992, he has been a member of the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra Chorus and the UUCD church choir. He is currently a member of the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Choir under the direction of Stan Wold as well as one of the vocalists in the church’s worship band, One Bread. A graduate of the University of Hawaii with a B.Ed. in Secondary Mathematics Education, Gary is a retired mathematics teacher and energy efficiency consultant to local electric utilities.


Jody OndichJody Ondich

“Singing with some choir or another since she was five years old,” Jody Ondich is a faculty member in the Philosophy Department at Lake Superior College. She obtained a BA in religious studies and BM in piano from St. Olaf College, which she said is a wonderful place to wallow in music. Ondich has a small piano studio in her home and loves working with young pianists. Ondich joined the Arrowhead Chorale about 20 years ago.

Sharon Osborn


Jemma ProvanceJemma Provance

Paul Robinson

Alexander SaumerAlexander Saumer

Alexander (Alex) is from Minnesota and has been connected to music since a young age. He's inspired by great music and people that pursue it--including his grandfather, who sings in a choir to this day. During college, Alex sang in the Liturgical Choir while completing his undergraduate studies at the University of St. Thomas. In 2007 he sang at the Christmas Eve midnight mass with the Liturgical Choir at the Vatican in Rome before touring and singing elsewhere throughout Italy. While in law school, he sang with the University of St. Thomas’ Law School Chapel Choir. He later went on to sing with the East Central Minnesota Chorale before taking a few years off from singing to prioritize spending time with his two daughters, Liliana and Aurelia, along with his talented, musician-wife, Laura. He's excited to be in a group again singing alongside very wonderful people!

Jordan SebestaJordan Sebesta

Jordan Sebesta has been involved in music since she was very young. She studied piano for ten years and has been involved in a choir since kindergarten. In high school, she participated in all the vocal ensembles offered at Duluth Central, including Little Mob. Jordan was involved with the UW-Superior choirs for more than six years. She studied voice under Dr. Vicki Fingalson for seven years while attending UWS, and was also involved in the UWS opera workshop program, including roles in two operas. She received a BA in Music from UWS in 2017. This is her first year as a member of the Arrowhead Chorale and Jordan is excited to perform with a group of amazing people and singers.

Amy SpampinatoAmy Spampinato

Beth StoraasliBeth Storaasli

Music has been central to Beth's life with children's choir and piano study throughout childhood, and 40 years in the Senior Choir at First Lutheran after moving to Duluth. Beth sang in the University Choir under Dr. Thomas Lancaster while completing a piano performance and anthropology major at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She diverted to accompanying string players while her three daughters studied Suzuki violin from age three through high school, and directed and accompanied children’s' choirs at First Lutheran while her children were small. She is very excited to be back in choral repertoire!

Alex StrelowAlex Strelow

Alex Strelow has never not been singing in some capacity. Elaborate fireplace hearth concerts with three-part harmony were a regular occurrence as a child. Growing up, she sang in church youth chorus, junior high and high school choir, and just about every small group or ensemble that came along. During Alex’s time attending Bethel University, she sang for a variety of bands, but put her choral singing on pause. One husband and one move to NYC later, while working on her MA in Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU Steinhardt, Alex put an end to her inadvertent chorale hiatus and joined the Brooklyn-based Bella Voce Singers Women’s Choir under Founding Director Jessica Corbin. Next up, she was fortunate to be a member of the Young New Yorkers’ Chorus (YNYC) under Artistic Director Michael Kerschner. Through YNYC Alex had the privilege of participating in a number of singular experiences, including singing in the world premier of Mohammed Fairouz’s Symphony No. 3 “Poems and Prayers,” being featured on NPR podcast Radiolab’s Colors episode, performing at the 2011 national American Choral Directors Association annual conference in Chicago, providing backup vocals for a heavy metal Hanukkah band, and much more. Once her baby boy twins were born in 2013, Alex once again had to put choral singing on pause. Three moves and one more boy later, husband Reid and Alex have now settled in Duluth. She was over the moon to discover a strong choral tradition in the region and quickly joined the DSSO Chorus. Spring of 2018 marked Alex’s first season singing with Arrowhead Chorale, and she is thrilled and grateful to have found her musical home.

Oscar ToftegaardOscar Toftegaard


Hannah TrembathHannah Trembath

Dana VarlandDana Varland

Dana has a love for singing! She remembers the joy of singing in Sunday School as a child and has sung in numerous choirs ever since. Dana was in the Sleepy Eye High School Choir & Show Choir, Minnesota All State Choir and the Minnesota All State Lutheran Choir. While pursuing a degree in Communications & Management Studies at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, Dana sang in the Manitou Singers and Chapel Choir. Additional experiences include singing with Exultate in Minneapolis, Eugene Concert Choir in Oregon, The New Choral Society in New York and the DSSO Chorus. She is so thankful to be a part of the Arrowhead Chorale!

Stephen Volkman 

Tim WhiteTim White

Tim White became a member of the Arrowhead Chorale in 2018. Music has always been important in his life. He was a trumpet player and choir member in high school and college. Much of his singing experience comes from his involvement in musical theater, having performed on many stages in the Duluth area since moving here in 1981. His favorite role was Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof at the Duluth Playhouse in 2003. He and his wife Peggy recently retired after 20 years of producing dinner theater. Their company, Change of Pace Productions, worked out of the Fitger’s Brewery Complex from 1994 to 2014. Tim teaches mathematics at Denfeld High School and loves to sing in the church choir at Lakeside Presbyterian Church which Peggy directs.

Mary WhitlockMary Whitlock

Mary Whitlock’s mother has been her greatest inspiration in life and singing. She instilled the value of sharing music with others that started at a young age in Mary’s hometown church in Berea, KY - the heart of Appalachia - where church hymns, bluegrass, and shape note singing were a natural blend. Mary received a music education degree at Eastern Kentucky University and started teaching music in 1990. She sings in the Sanctuary Choir at FUMC (Coppertop Church) and professionally, is a member of ACDA (American Choral Directors Association and MN-ACDA) and NAfME (National Association for Music Educators and MMEA). Mary has lived in Duluth since 1994 and, known respectfully as Ms. Mary, continued to share her passion and love of music through teaching hundreds of students in elementary, middle school, and high school for over 20 years. She and her husband Mark have three beautiful daughters: Macaulley, Meredith, and Mayson.

Brad WilsonBrad Wilson

Growing up with a deep connection to music, Brad developed a passion for choral music in high school singing with his school’s choir and madrigal groups in the western suburbs of Chicago. These experiences drove him to become a part of Millikin University’s Men’s Choir and Chamber Chorale as a vocal performance major before shifting gears and pursuing a career in medicine. Now settled in Duluth as a healthcare provider, Brad is thrilled to be pursuing his passion as a singer once again in his first season with the Arrowhead Chorale.

Kirby WoodKirby Wood

Kirby Wood spent the first 59 years of his life in the Milwaukee area before moving to Duluth to be near family and spoil his grandchildren. He sang in church choir from an early age but didn’t have a chance to sing in high school, since he played trumpet in the band and couldn’t participate in both band and choir! Later, however, Wood sang with the Bach Chamber Choir of Milwaukee and then the Master Singers of Milwaukee. Both of those groups perform fine repertoire similar to what the Arrowhead Chorale does right here in Duluth. Wood said it is an honor to be able to participate in such a fine organization.


Matthew Faerber
Artistic Director

Susan Masterson

Mark Knutson
Vice President

Samantha Kerr

Rachel Bartell

Dan Litman

Audrey Beyer

Thomas Wiig



Arrowhead Chorale is always open to new individuals who are passionate about enhancing the arts in our region. Perhaps you enjoy music, or are seeking to meet some new people!

Please consider auditioning for our group, becoming a member of our board, or volunteering on one of our committees.

Email for more information or to schedule an audition!

We encourage you to “like” our Facebook page for notification on our open auditions, concert dates, and more.