Director's Page



Our Director:
Julie Panke

Julie Panke has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, where she trained at the Lawrence Conservatory of Music, and a Master of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.  She served as Director of Music at the First Reformed Church of Schenectady for seventeen years and previously served churches in Albany, Burnt Hills, and Glenville. Ms. Panke also directs the Capital Community Voices, a 60-voice mixed chorus based in East Greenbush and the Festival Celebration Choir, an ecumenical chorus with members from over forty churches. She is a member of the American Choral Directors Association and a founding officer and former Executive Director of the Electronic Music Foundation. Ms. Panke has directed the Thursday Musical Club since 2003. In 2015 she was named a Woman of Achievement by the YWCA of Northeastern New York.