Staff/Leadership

Jennifer M. Anderson, Artistic Director and Conductor, holds a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Macalester College in Piano Performance, with an additional emphasis in choral conducting and feminist musicology, studying with Dr. J. Michele Edwards, Ms. Jeanné Reher, and Mr. Donald Betts. She has been the recipient of the Hollis L. Johnson award for conducting and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She was the co-chair of Daily Worship for the 2010 General Assembly held in Minneapolis, and the Assistant Conductor of the Festival Chorale at Macalester College. In addition to her role as artistic director for VocalPoint, Jennifer is serving on the elected board of the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and is the Director of Music at Central Presbyterian Church in downtown St. Paul. She believes strongly in introducing people to music outside the canon of traditional repertoire.

Stephen Swanson, accompanist, obtained his Master’s degree in Collaborative Piano at the University of Minnesota, where he studied with Timothy Lovelace and Noriko Kawai. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, where he studied piano with Jay Hershberger. He also holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin. From 2006 to 2008, Stephen held the positions of choral accompanist and private voice/piano instructor at Prior Lake High School. He has accompanied the MN All-State Men’s Choir as well as numerous festival choirs. He currently teaches private piano lessons at Mt. Olivet School of Music in Minneapolis and is a free lance musician around the metro.

 Planning team

2014 Concert

  • Jennifer Anderson, Artistic Director and Conductor
  • Charles Burdick, Administration
  • Emily Davidson, Beneficiary Coordinator
  • Jess Garner, Advertising/Media Coordinator
  • Lucy Hiestand, Choir Manager
  • Erin Jude, Grants/Development
  • Natalie Kinsky, Volunteer Coordinator

Board members

  • Charles Burdick, President
    • Principal Rate Analyst, Xcel Energy
  • Craig Muntifering, Vice President
    • Finance Manager, University of Minnesota
  • Jym Hubbell, Treasurer
    • Actuary, Securian (retired)
  • Susan Rostkoski
    • Director of Donor Relations, Neighborhood House (retired)
    • Principal Consultant, Strategic Consulting and Coaching 
  • Dave Colby, Member
    • Pastor, Central Presbyterian Church

VocalPoint, a 501 (c)(3) organization