Concert Choir Conductor, Lecturer in Music

University of California at Santa Cruz, Division of Arts

Director of Music

Episcopal Church in Almaden

Almaden Valley United Church of Christ

Margaret Martin Kvamme received her early training at the piano in her native Ontario, Canada. She attended the Interlochen Arts Academy, graduating with honors in piano and organ. Later she received her undergraduate degree from the Eastman School of Music where she was a student of David Craighead in organ. She holds two Master of Music degrees, summae cum lauda, from the University of Michigan, studying organ with Robert Glasgow and conducting with Theodore Morrison.

Ms. Kvamme has held the position of Director of Choral Activities/Assistant Professor of Music at Marygrove College in Detroit and taught choirs, theory, and band at Henry M. Gunn High School in Palo Alto, California. She assumed her current position at the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1996. In her capacity as Lecturer in Music, she has taught courses in theory and conducting and has conducted the Chamber Singers and Women's Chorale. Currently she conducts the UCSC Concert Choir.

As a concert organist, Ms. Kvamme has
performed throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, in New York, Ohio, Florida and Ontario, Canada. She recently formed a duo with trumpeter Karen Baccaro, performing a concert entitled"Windows of Sound" featuring contemporary music inspired by stained glass. The duo has given four performances around the San Francisco Bay area and has plans for future projects.

Ms. Kvamme was the first-prize winner of the 1993 Naples International Organ Festival Competition in Florida. She has been heard on the nationally-syndicated radio program, Pipedreams. Margaret Kvamme is the past dean of the Peninsula Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.


Contact Margaret at:

c/o Music Center

University of California

Santa Cruz, CA 95064

FAX: (831) 459-5584

Phone: (831) 459-5106



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