Who's Who

Meet the Leadership Behind Harford Choral Society


Kathryn Locke - Artistic Director for Harford Choral Society

Kathryn Locke

Kathryn Locke has served on the faculties of the Garrison Forest School, Essex Community College, and the Baltimore School for the Arts. She was also the Manager of Baltimore’s Shriver Hall Concert Series for five years. As a pianist, Mrs. Locke has played for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Handel Choir of Baltimore, Center Stage, the Harford Choral Society, and the Children’s Chorus of Maryland. She has given recital performances with members of the BSO on several chamber music series, including those at Second Presbyterian Church and Towson University. She holds a BMED with an emphasis on choral music and a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University. She is currently a faculty member of Harford Community College and Loyola University Maryland. She has been the accompanist for the Harford Choral Society since 2005.

Mrs. Locke’s strong background in music education provides an ideal music learning experience for members of the Society. In her role as Music Director of Harford Choral Society starting with the 2017-2018 season, Mrs. Locke brings an energetic and enthusiastic style of music making to rehearsals and performances. She is a strong believer in a collaborative approach to making music, and looks forward to working with Harford Choral in this new role. She resides in Glen Arm with her husband and son.


Christopher Schroeder is the Minister of Music and Organist at Grace United Methodist Church in Baltimore as well as the Chapel Organist at St. Paul School for Boys. Christopher has been involved in church music for thirty-five years. His first church music experience was at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Rushville, IN where his mother, Mary Jane Lawhead was organist. Before graduating from high school, he studied organ privately at Earlham College and attended Interlochen Music Summer Camp, while playing organ at several protestant churches.

Christopher studied organ at Westminster Choir College before returning to Indiana University to complete a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. In 2008 Christopher received a Master’s degree in Organ Performance and Church Music from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN under the guidance of Dr. Marilyn Keiser and Dr. William Gray. Other musical passions and expertise include choral singing and making organ music and congregational singing more meaningful to congregations.

Christopher Schroeder - Accompanist at Harford Choral Society

Christopher Schroeder


Donna Shandle


Jackie Brandon

Vice President

Bruce Butz


Betsy Saik


Gary Ballard

Mindy Elledge

Rodney Lynk

Jan Biondo

Briana Ellis

Kate Calvert

Nina Mullenax

Ashley Fancher

Betsy Saik

janice mahinka

Liason, Harford Community College

The only thing better than singing is more singing.

— Ella Fitzgerald