Wisconsin Master Chorale

Artistic Director, Carrie Gruman-Trinkner

Carrie Gruman-Trinkner

Artistic Director

Carrie Gruman-Trinkner, Artistic Director: Winter 2016 —

Maestro Carrie T. Gruman-Trinkner comes to the Wisconsin Master Chorale with more than 30 years of experience as a choral conductor and educator. She received her Bachelor's Degrees in Choral and General Music from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 1986. While there she studied under the tutelage of Carol Lester Anderson and attended Master Classes at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Continued work in her field was achieved at UW-Madison, Grand Canyon University, and various workshops in the Midwest and New York City. Carrie has the honor of singing under and working with such luminaries as Dr. Weston Noble, Dr. Allen Hightower and Dr. Henry Leck, all world-renown conductors. Carrie received several conducting awards and was selected to conduct numerous honor choirs. Carrie directed the back-up choir for Dove-Award winning vocal artist/composer Twila Paris for her Christmas tour. While Carrie considers these achievements wonderful opportunities, she considers her work with thousands of middle and high school students her greatest accomplishment. She is currently privileged to direct at Pacelli Catholic High School as director of Choirs and Drama, and as Choir director at Pacelli Catholic Middle School. She has previously taught at Weyauwega High School/Middle School, Kimberly High School, Hilbert High School and De Pere High School/Middle School.

Carrie is the mother of five amazing adult children. She lives on two country acres where she is restoring an old farm house to include "book stairs" and a secret room behind a moving book case. She and her dog Bob, a pug-poodle mix, spend much of their time at the large Koi pond and water fall she built in the yard. Carrie is the award winning author of several books. Her original plays have been staged across the country. Her play "The Bench: a Play in Four Seasons" won the audience favorite award at the WegaArts One Act Play Festival.