Karol Kinard Kimmell, Choristers Guild Institute Co-Director
Karol has served as the Director of Youth & Children's Music at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Atlanta, GA since 1998, directing and developing singing and ringing choirs for PreK - 12th grade. Karol co-directs Lutheridge Music Week in Arden, NC, plans the week's innovative worship, and serves as the choral clinician for PreK-2nd grade. Karol and Chris Nemec serve as do-directors for the Choristers Guild Institute. Before All Saints', Karol worked for 15 years as an organist, choir director, and pre-school music teacher in NC, SC, and GA in Lutheran, Episcopal, and Presbyterian congregations and schools. Karol directed the Elementary Choruses at Atlanta's Paideia School and the North Carolina 2009 Sixth Grade All State Chorus. Her articles, anthem studies, and hymn arrangements appear in The Chorister and Augsburg Fortress' Sundays and Seasons and Prelude. She has presented workshops and reading sessions for the National Conference for Sacred Music, Georgia ACDA, Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, Choristers Guild, and Augsburg Fortress. She has served as a choral clinician for Youth Lutherans Sing, Massanetta Springs, Bonclarken, Mabel Boyter Choir Camp, and regional choral festivals. Karol attended Wittenberg University and Lenoir-Rhyne University, receiving her BME (organ) from Lenoir-Rhyne. She is certified in Orff Schulwerk, Kindermusik, Musicgarten, studied voice at the Mannes School of Music and sang with the Riverside Church Choir in NYC.