Kathryn Becksvoort

Kathryn Becksvoort grew up in the tiny rural community of Liberty Center, Ohio, with very little exposure to culture (and maximum exposure to cows, corn, and football). She lived for marching band and was a proud leader of the trombone section. She studied classical piano under Helen Lakofsky at Bowling Green State University, and served as the accompanist for her high school choir. She also profoundly enjoyed musical theater, playing Daisy Mae in “Li’l Abner” and Ado Annie in “Oklahoma.”

Kathryn graduated from Calvin College in 2003, with degrees in music education and vocal performance. She currently teaches general music and choir at Grand Haven Christian School and Western Michigan Christian High School in Muskegon. She also directs the Sanctuary Choir at Second Christian Reformed Church in Grand Haven.

In 2010, Kathryn completed her masters degree in secondary education from Grand Valley State University. Her thesis focused on technology use in the music classroom. She enjoys singing as a soloist around West Michigan, in churches and for community events. In 2014, Kathryn was privileged to sing as the soprano soloist for the Faure Requiem with the Grand Rapids Symphony.

She and her husband Dave are both choral nerds, having sung together in both the Calvin College Capella and the Calvin College Alumni Choir. In their spare time, they enjoy cooking (and eating), binge-watching home improvement shows, and spending time outside. They reside in Grand Haven with their children, Jack, Clara,  Louise, and Cecilia.