Joan Holder McConnell teaches music theory and organ for the School of Music, and serves as a staff accompanist. Her degrees include the master’s in organ performance (University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music) and the bachelor’s in Church Music (Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio and Berliner Kirchenmusikschule, Germany). She has studied with Trudy Faber, Richard Benedum, David Mulbury and Karl Hochreither. In addition to these music studies, she earned a master’s degree in theological studies from the University of Notre Dame.
- Organist and music coordinator at Trinity United Church of Christ in Tiffin
- Member, American Guild of Organists, serving as dean of the Toledo Chapter
- Appeared with the Lima Symphony Orchestra (Saint-Saens Organ Symphony), April 2012
- Recital, Baroque music on the Dutch “cabinet organ” (ca 1785), housed in the Toledo Museum of Art, December 2012